Friday, December 18, 2009

Aerox Mask gets FAA Nod

Aerox has received FAA approval for its medium altitude oxygen mask with microphone and medium mask without microphone.

Medium mask with Microphone
Part Number: 4110-712

Sizes: Small (-1), Medium (-2), and Large (-3)
Length: Hose (36 inches), Microphone Cord (5 feet)
Weight: 0.75 Pounds
Material: Mask Face/Silicone Rebreather/Taffeta
Inlet: 1/4 Inch 02 Bushing
Microphone Jack: PJ068
Operating Temp. Range: +20 degrees F. to 120 degrees F. (-7 degrees C. to +71 degrees C.)
Available Accessories: 4110-616...FMNV-PB1 (Flow Meter Needle Valve)
4110-617...FMNV-PB2 (Flow Meter Needle Valve)
4110-618...FMNV-SC (Flow Meter Needle Valve)
4110-626...FMV-PB1 (Flow Meter Valve Glow Meter)
4110-627...FMV-PB2 (Flow Meter Valve Glow Meter)
4110-628...FMV-SC (Flow Meter Valve Glow Meter)
4110-650 Aerox Flow Indicator
4119-614 Aerox Flowmeter Valve (Glow Meter)

More Information:

NTSB: Flight 188 Accident

NTSB Identification: DCA10IA001
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier Northwest Airlines
Incident occurred Wednesday, October 21, 2009 in Minneapolis, MN
Aircraft: AIRBUS , registration: N374NW
Injuries: 152 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

On Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at 1756 mountain daylight time, an Airbus A320, N374NW, operating as Northwest Airlines (NWA) flight 188, became a NORDO (no radio communications) flight at 37,000 feet. The flight was operating as a 14 Code of Federal Air Regulation Part 121 flight from San Diego, California (SAN) to the Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport (MSP) with 5 crew members and 147 passengers.

At 1958 central daylight time, the aircraft flew over the destination airport and continued northeast for approximately 150 miles. The MSP center controller reestablished communications at 2014 CDT and the pilot stated "we got distracted and we've overflown MSP. We are overhead Eau Clare, WI (EAU) and would like to make a 180 [degree turn] and do an arrival from over EAU." At 2019, the controller asked the pilot to explain the cause of the situation to which the pilot replied, "just cockpit distraction, that's all I can tell you."

SATSair Ceased

On October 24, 2009 SATSair ceased operations "due to circumstances." The cessation of operations was not unexpected as five of the company's aircraft had been repossessed and were without engines and a further ten SR22s had been sitting on the ramp without engines for some time.

NBAA Light Business Airplane Buyer’s Guide

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has released the NBAA Light Business Airplane Buyer's Guide.

The Buyer's Guide provides manufacturer specifications for 42 light business aircraft in eight categories below.
Single-Engine Piston
Single-Engine Piston Turbocharged
Multi-Engine Piston
Multi-Engine Piston Turbocharged
Single-Engine Turboprop
Multi-Engine Turboprop
Very Light Jet
Light Jet
Download the NBAA Light Business Airplane Buyer's Guide (364KB, PDF):

West by 180 Book NOW Published

West by 180 by Captain Harry B. Hardin book is now published. This book is about Captain Harry B. Hardin and his 1956 Cessna 180 and his experience of a lifetime that talks about his three-month trip. Harry has alot of flying experience. He describes his flights in airstrips in valleys and on mountains, next to rivers in canyons where the runways disappeared. Hardin describes about camping with the wildlife.

Price: $16.00 + shipping

Want your own copy? Order if from:
Harry Hardin, 1752 E. Beasley Rd, English, Ind., 47118.
Call: 812-338-3845

Basic Aviation Fundamentals Book NOW Published

"Basic Aviation Fundamentals" is now published. On the front cover it has a sexy woman in a bikini and on the back it has a sexy good-looking ripped shirtless man.

Latitude Technologies introduces New SkyNode Email Gateway Wifi System

Latitude Technologies had introduced its SkyNode Email Gateway, which provides aeronautical email access for crew and passengers. The SEG100 is designed for use with the SkyNode S200 Satcom voice/data systems. Wireless cabin email access is provided to users of laptop computers or any WiFi capable devices. It connects via RS-232 to the SkyNode S200, the Seg100 router.

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AMT Troubleshooting Tool Debuts

CAE has developed a new Professional Troubleshooting Skills (PTS) tool for training maintenance technicians. The tool is made for maintenance technicians to isolate, identify, and fix problems more quickly and reducing costs. The CAE PTS simulation software uses high-resolution monitors to accurately display fault isolation. Uses exercises such as actual electrical, hydraulic, and other schematics and simulated aircraft systems.