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The US Air Force has decided not to renew an ongoing contract with Draken International for adversary air training at Nellis AFB, Nevada, as it has determined that the contractor’s jets can no longer provide the effective training he needs. Since 2015, Draken has flown “enemy aircraft” for the high end…

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]]> Receive timely financial advice as an aviation professional – Australian Aviation https://civilavmed.com/receive-timely-financial-advice-as-an-aviation-professional-australian-aviation/ Mon, 16 May 2022 06:20:35 +0000 https://civilavmed.com/receive-timely-financial-advice-as-an-aviation-professional-australian-aviation/

When working in an industry as volatile as aviation, it’s important to stay informed about financial matters and feel confident about managing your money and financial strategy in times of uncertainty.

Getting on the right path to financial success isn’t easy. This usually means constantly identifying and working towards your goals, even in difficult times. Depending on your current stage of life, the types of choices you must make, or have the discretion to make, will differ and change over time.

Some of our choices are deliberate financial choices, like buying property or investing in the stock market. But most of our decisions are circumstantial and personal choices that can have significant financial consequences, such as having children, changing careers or becoming a caregiver. Our individual financial history depends on both life and the specific financial choices we make throughout our lives. This means that when we make decisions they are good ones and more often than not we avoid bad financial decisions or mistakes.

As discussed in our recent white paper, “Event-Based Advice – The Value of Good Financial Advice Delivered at the Right Time”, an example of thoughtful financial decision-making is seeking financial advice, particularly at inflection points in life and facing choices. When we are at inflection points in life that have significant financial consequences, financial counseling can give us a professional perspective to help us achieve our goals. While it can be difficult to find an advisor who understands your goals and values ​​when it comes to money, it is usually very helpful to take the time to see them, receive advice, and achieve financial success.

Financial counseling aims to find broad and specific solutions to achieve life goals in a range of areas, including but not limited to:

  • Taxation;
  • investments;
  • Retirement;
  • Ready;
  • Assurance;
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  • Asset protection; and
  • Estate planning.

Good financial advisors may also enlist the help of accountants, lawyers, brokers and other professionals to ensure that the solutions offered are comprehensive and will contribute to long-term financial success.

Getting good financial advice can help an individual more than just through the numbers in their portfolio. Money has become a source of anxiety and stress for many aviation professionals over the past few years. However, gaining clarity on individual wealth strategy can lead to less worry, a sense of control and purpose, and joy in achieving your goals.

If you would like to learn more about good and bad financial choices, event-based financial advice, and how financial advice can help you, we invite you to download our recent white paper “Event-Based Advice – The value of good financial advice”. Delivered at the right time”.

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Disclaimer: Any advice included in this article is general and has been prepared without considering your goals, financial situation or needs. As such, you should consider its suitability taking into account these factors before acting on it. Before making a decision whether or not to acquire a certain financial product, you must obtain and read the information statement on the product concerned. Any tax information contained in this article refers to applicable laws, is not based on your particular situation, and should not be considered tax advice.

]]> Aviation Secy and his wife get discounted Air India tickets to the US and upgrade to Business https://civilavmed.com/aviation-secy-and-his-wife-get-discounted-air-india-tickets-to-the-us-and-upgrade-to-business/ Sat, 14 May 2022 02:42:29 +0000 https://civilavmed.com/aviation-secy-and-his-wife-get-discounted-air-india-tickets-to-the-us-and-upgrade-to-business/ Air India may have been sold to the Tata Group but, at least in one aspect, it seems, its divestment is not complete: seat upgrades and “special care” of a government official. Records reviewed by The Indian Express show that Civil Aviation Ministry Secretary Rajiv Bansal who left for the United States on May 7 on a personal trip with his wife Aparna Bansal purchased economy class tickets Air India at a cheaper fare than other passengers on their booking. Appointment. After boarding, their seats were upgraded to business class.

Bansal, an IAS officer from 1988, was appointed secretary on September 22 last year, a day after the government decided to sell its stake in Air India. He took office on October 1, 2021.

He previously served Air India as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CMD).

Bansal and his wife Aparna Bansal departed for Newark, New Jersey, USA on Air India flight AI-105 on May 7. Their return is expected later this month.

A day before his scheduled flight, according to records, an official from the Office of Commercial Director (CCO Nipun Aggarwal) wrote an email to several Air India officials asking for ‘meet and help’, ‘special treatment’ and an update. upgraded to Business “subject to availability” for Bansals.

The Indian Express learned that the Bansals were not only being upgraded to business class, but were also being offered economy class tickets at lower fares than other passengers would have had to pay.

Records show that Rajiv Bansal’s ticket was booked on April 1, 2022 and his wife’s on February 24, 2022. For other passengers, return fares for this route on that day were around Rs 80,000 (for February 24) and nearly Rs 1.41 lakh (for April 1). However, sources said the two Bansal tickets were at a “very reduced rate”.

The Indian Express emailed Rajiv Bansal asking him about the upgrade, discounted fares for his tickets and whether it raised any suitability issues. “I would suggest you check the facts with the airline owners first,” Bansal replied.

The Indian Express questioned Air India CCO Aggarwal over the email sent from his office asking for special handling and the upgrade. In response, Aruna Gopalakrishnan, ED, Corporate Affairs, wrote, “Air India has an SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) to extend protocol and upgrades depending on space availability and other related factors. We would not like to comment on individual cases.

IGHC Tackles Key Industry Challenges https://civilavmed.com/ighc-tackles-key-industry-challenges/ Wed, 11 May 2022 14:59:14 +0000 https://civilavmed.com/ighc-tackles-key-industry-challenges/

The 34th IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) will be held from May 31 to June 2 at the Palais Brongniart in Paris, France.

The event returns to its traditional spring schedule after leading the 33rd annual event in Prague in November 2021 due to scheduling constraints related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to focusing on sustainability and labor topics, IATA officials noted that this year‘s event will focus on implementing procedures and operations. To that end, it was recently announced that IATA and the Airline Catering Association (ACA) will introduce an updated Standard In-Flight Catering Agreement (SICA) designed to standardize operations and improve efficiency across the industry. of restoration.

“The SICA update is an important step that will benefit our respective members. The clarity it brings to the complex work required to produce millions of in-flight meals per day will help airlines and caterers work more efficiently together. And we look forward to creating even more value for our two memberships in future collaborations,” said ACA CEO Fabio Gamba in a press release announcing the new model.

Following the pandemic, the commercial aviation industry will have to continue to adapt to the increase in passenger air traffic with reduced staffing levels.

In a recent announcement, IATA officials stressed the need for efficient group operations to help the industry recover.

“Restoring thousands of ground service jobs without benefiting from the ‘institutional memory’ of those who have permanently left the industry is a daunting challenge,” the statement noted. “Add to that the fact that recruiting, training and certifying new employees can take up to six months, largely due to lengthy background security checks.”

More information about the IGHC can be found in the Events section of AviationPros and information regarding event registration and exhibitors can be found on the IATA website.

2Excel Aviation and Israel Aerospace Industries demonstrated IAI’s Maritime Heron UAS to UK government and civilian observers https://civilavmed.com/2excel-aviation-and-israel-aerospace-industries-demonstrated-iais-maritime-heron-uas-to-uk-government-and-civilian-observers/ Mon, 09 May 2022 22:36:30 +0000 https://civilavmed.com/2excel-aviation-and-israel-aerospace-industries-demonstrated-iais-maritime-heron-uas-to-uk-government-and-civilian-observers/

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and 2Excel Aviation have successfully completed a demonstration of IAI’s Maritime Heron UAS in a series of live, beyond visual line of sight maritime and ISR search scenarios. The demonstration was based at West Wales Airport in Aberporth, Wales. In-person and virtual observers from the UK Ministry of Defence, government and the civilian sector attended the demonstration. Following the demo, IAI and 2Excel received positive feedback from UK Civil
Aeronautical Authority.

The UAS Heron was ready to fly within 36 hours of arriving in West Wales and maintained full serviceability for the duration of the deployment. The UAS Heron achieved 100% of its predicted scenarios, despite harsh seasonal weather conditions. The system has proven to be highly capable in missions such as search and rescue, border protection, fisheries patrol, maritime security, small boat detection and surveillance, and other activities.

In-person participants were able to make requests from the system, which were relayed live to the ground
Control Station (GCS) during the presentation. Rule-based scenarios have also been demonstrated via IAIs
Starlight data mining tool, which received input from the Heron UAS multi-mission radar, EO/IR
sensor and AIS. Points of interest were then generated using Starlight’s artificial intelligence (AI) and data
processing engine to produce actionable intelligence, information and maritime awareness. Data collected
was simultaneously released to in-person and virtual participants using IAI’s data release tool
(Commander’s Remote Imaging Situational Image – CRISP).

Moshe Levy, IAI Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Military Aircraft Group, said:
“The resounding success of the Heron throughout the demonstration is due to an efficiency and
cooperation with IAI’s world-class partner at 2Excel. This demonstration signifies the growing link between IAI and UK industry. The Heron UAS is a state-of-the-art, world-class system, combined with IAI’s supporting data collection and analysis technology, which provides the customer with tailor-made solutions. I’m sure this demonstration will lead to future endeavors and I hope to see the Heron flying in the UK skies again soon.

Andy Offer, co-founder and director of 2Excel Aviation, said: “2Excel and IAI have together demonstrated
they can operate a very capable MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) rig in the UK in the
constraints of the current regulatory environment. This is another shining example of our ability to
well the difficult things.

Feedback from the UK Civil Aviation Authority has been very positive and we are confident about the roadmap for future unmanned operations in our suite of contract air services.

Russian Defense Ministry outlines key VE Day aviation display; 77 planes to present https://civilavmed.com/russian-defense-ministry-outlines-key-ve-day-aviation-display-77-planes-to-present/ Sun, 08 May 2022 05:54:00 +0000 https://civilavmed.com/russian-defense-ministry-outlines-key-ve-day-aviation-display-77-planes-to-present/

The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Saturday presented the highlights of the military aircraft which will be displayed during its Victory Day parade on May 9. No less than “77 planes and helicopters” will fly over Moscow’s Red Square to mark the number of years since the Soviet Union defeated Nazi Germany in World War II. In the wake of the ongoing Russian assault on Ukraine, the flypast will also display MiG-29SMT fighters in the shape of the letter “Z” to support Russian forces carrying out the “military operation” in its ex-Soviet neighbor .

“For the first time, eight MiG-29SMT fighter jets will fly over Red Square in the form of a letter ‘Z’ in support of Russian military personnel participating in a special military operation in Ukraine,” the Defense Ministry said. Russian, quoted. by CNN.

Aviation Parade Highlights: Russian Defense Ministry

According to a statement released by the Russian Defense Ministry, the flypast will see Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers, the TU-160 “White Swan” paired with an Il-78 tanker aircraft. Other than that, notable fighter jets are the MiG-29, Su-35S and MiG-31 fighters, CNN reported. In addition, the Russian forces will present the latest fifth-generation Su-57 aircraft and Tu-22M3 long-range bombers. Last but not least, the ministry said, there will be an Il-80 airborne command post, Ka-52, Mi-28-N and Mi-8 helicopters. Also, a rarely seen Il-80 Doomsday aircraft capable of withstanding a nuclear attack. The world’s largest transport helicopter, the Mi-26, will also be featured in the May 9 parade.

[Russian warplanes fly over Red Square during a dress rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, on May 7, 2022. Image: AP]

Russia holds final dress rehearsal before VE Day parade

On May 7, Russian troops held their final dress rehearsal before the country’s annual Victory Day parade. Russia will commemorate the 77th anniversary of what it calls the Great Patriotic War. Thousands of soldiers will march through Moscow’s Red Square on May 9 (Monday) and will be followed by a display of artillery and armaments. The parade will take place during the third month of Moscow’s “unprovoked” invasion of Ukraine. According to information from the Center for Defense Strategies based in Ukraine, Russia will force at least 500 Ukrainian prisoners to march on the road to Moscow. Said parade has remained a show of power event for Russian President Vladimir Putin during his two decades in power.


[A Russian RS-24 Yars ballistic missile rolls in Red Square during a dress rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia, on May 7, 2022. Image: AP]

Meanwhile, patriotic fervor for the holy holiday is expected to be higher than ever after Moscow accused the West of “Russophobia”. No foreign leader has been invited to grace the Russian patriotic event following global condemnation and the recent spat with Israel, however, the Kremlin has denied reports that invitations were avoided as it is not “not a jubilee year“.

(Picture: AP)

Bombardier orders continue to rise with strong demand https://civilavmed.com/bombardier-orders-continue-to-rise-with-strong-demand/ Thu, 05 May 2022 21:08:16 +0000 https://civilavmed.com/bombardier-orders-continue-to-rise-with-strong-demand/

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Bombardier continues to see strong demand for the Challenger and Global business jets with an order backlog that increased by $1.3 billion during the first quarter of 2022. Eric…

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]]> Mid America Museum of Aviation and Transportation announces summer events https://civilavmed.com/mid-america-museum-of-aviation-and-transportation-announces-summer-events/ Wed, 04 May 2022 00:41:44 +0000 https://civilavmed.com/mid-america-museum-of-aviation-and-transportation-announces-summer-events/

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Aviation enthusiasts are ready for an eye-opening summer in Sioux City.

The Mid America Museum of Aviation and Transportation announced its schedule of summer events on Tuesday.

In addition to educational offerings, the museum will house several aircraft that have been restored to their former glory, including a Boeing B-17.

The “Flying Fortress” was stationed in Sioux City during World War II.

The B-17 and two other vintage aircraft included in the so-called “Commemorative Air Force” will be in Sioux City, offering daily flights and tours from July 18 through July 24.

The first arrival of the summer at the Museum lands next week.

An Experimental Aviation Association Ford Tri-Motor is scheduled for rides and rides May 12-15.

“If you’ve never ridden a Ford Tri-Motor, you have to. It’s fun, it flies a little slow, around 90 miles per hour, but it’s a great opportunity because everyone on the Ford Tri-Motor has their own seat,” said Larry Finley, executive director of the MAMAT.

You can find more information about these opportunities on the Mid America Museum of Aviation and Transportation website.

A full list of activities can be found below:

EAA Ford Tri-Motor Liberty 5T-B
Drive the Ford
May 12 – 15 (Thursday – Sunday)

Tennis shoes on the tarmac
From 3rd to 5th year
Registration will open soon for this day camp.
June 8 and June 15

Junior pilot summer camp
From 6th to 7th grade
From 8th to 9th grade
Registration will soon be open for this two-day camp.
July 14 – 15

Sioux City Army Air Force Base 80th Anniversary
(Opened July 5, 1942)
CAF Texas Raiders B17, B18, T6
Daily flights and circuits from July 18 to July 24

KBR joint venture showcases sustainable aviation options for UK Ministry of Defense https://civilavmed.com/kbr-joint-venture-showcases-sustainable-aviation-options-for-uk-ministry-of-defense/ Mon, 02 May 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://civilavmed.com/kbr-joint-venture-showcases-sustainable-aviation-options-for-uk-ministry-of-defense/

HOUSTON, May 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — KBR (NYSE:KBR) today announced that it has embarked on a series of electric aircraft test flights for the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) to assess the feasibility of environmentally friendly alternatives to current military aircraft, through its Affinity Capital Works Limited Joint Venture with Elbit Systems UK.

The Zero Emissions Aircraft Trial Concept was presented to the MoD through Affinity, demonstrating its commitment to providing innovative solutions to the UK Armed Forces and meeting future needs to help achieve zero emissions ambitions in line with the MoD’s green transformation.

The test flights will help the Royal Air Force (RAF) assess electric aircraft technology, determine its effectiveness as an impactful pilot training capability and explore the implications on functional areas such as aircraft operations and airfield on the ground and in the air, logistical support and infrastructure, as well as security.

The flights will use a fully certified two-seat pilot training aircraft, the Velis Electro. Flight and safety insurances have been developed over the summer of 2021, arranged and provided through Affinity, in partnership with the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

The program began with test flights in December 2021 before the aircraft joins Affinity’s existing fleet at RAF Cranwell, where up to twenty additional pilots will fly the sustainable and environmentally friendly aircraft in the coming months.

“We are extremely proud to support this initiative. The project builds on KBR’s proud history of pioneering new technologies and aligns with our vision to deliver solutions that help customers achieve their most critical goals in a safer and more sustainable way,” said Andre BarriePresident, KBR Government Solutions EMEA.

KBR has been instrumental in the UK’s military flight training program since 2016, helping to purchase almost 50 aircraft and supporting over 100 staff at three RAF bases in the UK through its Affinity joint venture with Elbit Systems UK.

About KBR

We provide science, technology and engineering solutions to governments and businesses around the world. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people performing diverse, complex and critical roles in 34 countries.

KBR is proud to work with customers around the world to provide technology, value-added services, and long-term operation and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, we deliver.

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Letters to the editor of April 30, 2022 https://civilavmed.com/letters-to-the-editor-of-april-30-2022/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 14:30:23 +0000 https://civilavmed.com/letters-to-the-editor-of-april-30-2022/ I am saddened to learn of the planned future closure of Midland College’s Aircraft Maintenance Program. I graduated from the program in May 2019 and my A&P license has been the key to an exciting second career. I hope this decision will be reconsidered and reversed to allow the program to continue. My first career took me to West Texas in 1998, leaving Houston. I was a certified orthodontist; my staff and I had the privilege of providing many patients with beautiful smiles for 21 years, until my retirement in 2019.

My interest in aviation began when I got my private pilot’s license while in the military. When my wife and I moved to Midland, we bought a house very close to Midland Airpark. I started working on my instrument rating and completed this upgrade in 2001. My IFR instructor invited me to join him in a partnership to purchase a Cessna 182 RG. Over the next 15 years, my love for flying really grew and I started wanting to know more about our aircraft. I wanted to become an A&P mechanic. This opportunity came true for me when I enrolled in the program in August 2017.

Two years later, I completed the program and received my A&P license as well as an Associate of Applied Science degree. I retired from orthodontics the same month I graduated from Midland College’s Aircraft Maintenance Program. There aren’t many people my age going back to college full time, but I’m so grateful that I chose this path and was able to complete the A&P program while living at home.

Instead of closing the aircraft maintenance program at Midland International Airport, I would recommend that Midland College and the City of Midland pursue companies like Beechcraft, Mooney, Cessna, Lear, Lycoming, or Continental to bring in an aircraft manufacturing component in the Permian Basin.

David S. Turner, DDS, MS

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