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CFM INTERNATIONAL: PIONEERING SUSTAINABLE AVIATION THROUGH INNOVATION

Three years after launching one of the aviation industry’s most ambitious technology demonstrator programs, CFM International has marked a significant milestone with the completion of over 100 tests under its Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines (RISE) program. Let’s delve into the history of innovation that has

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2009 – Senegalese Air Sénégal International suspends all operations.

2001 – The unmanned aircraft Global Hawk flies automatically from Edwards Air Force Base in the US to Australia non-stop and unrefuelled. This is the longest point-to-point flight ever undertaken by an unmanned aircraft, the first pilotless aircraft to cross the Pacific Ocean, and took 23 hours and 23 min.

1996 – The modified McDonnell Douglas F-15 S/TMD becomes the first aircraft to fly supersonic using round, pitch-and-yaw thrust-vectoring nozzles.

1990 – Launch: Space Shuttle Discovery STS-31 at 12:33:51 UTC. Mission highlights: Hubble Space Telescope deployment.

1972 – First flight of the Partenavia Alpha

1971 – Soyuz 10 spacecraft docks with the world’s first space station, Salyut 1. The cosmonauts on board are forced to return to earth without entering the station, however, due to a faulty hatch.

1970 – China launches its first space satellite, Dong Fang Hong I using a Long March I rocket. The satellite’s weight exceeds that of the first four satellites launched by Russia, the United States, France and Japan combined.

1957 – Wes Lemmatta establishes Columbia Helicopters in Portland, Oregon. Columbia Helicopters is now the largest heavy-lift helicopter company in the world operating Boeing Vertol 107-II and Boeing 234 Chinook tandem rotor helicopters.

1946 – Winged Cargo Inc. opens an unusual freight service in which goods are carried in a Waco CG-4 A glider towed by a DC-3.

1946 – First flight of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9, the Soviet Union’s first jet

1946 – First flight of the Yakovlev Yak-15 (three hours after the I-300)

1942 – First flight of the Miles Martinet prototype LR241

1933 – First flight of the Grumman JF Duck

1929 – 24-26 – Sqn Ldr A. G. Jones-Wiliams and Flt Lt N. H. Jenkins make the first non-stop flight from England to India using a Fairey Long-Range Monoplane

1924 – French Captain Georges Pelletier d’Oisy and Adjutant Lucien Besin depart Paris eastbound in a Breguet 19.A.2, beginning an attempt to fly around the world. They will be forced to end their attempt in May in Shanghai.

1913 – O. Gilbert flies 825 km from Villacoublay to Vitoria (8 hours and 23 min).

1912 – Billy Stark returned to British Columbia with his pilot’s license and a new Curtis “Flyer. ” Stark took Daily Province sports editor Jim Hewitt up for a flight. Hewitt, who was British Columbia’s first air passenger, related his impression of the flight to his readers. Later that same day, Olive Stark became the first woman airplane passenger in Canada. She sat beside her husband on the lower wing of his Curtis, bundled up against the cold, looking both proud and apprehensive.

1911 – Lts. M. Longmore and C. R. Samson are the first British Royal Navy officers to qualify as pilots, after just two month’s training.

1909 – Wilbur Wright makes five flights in Centocelle, Italy with King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy present. During one flight, a Universal News Agency cameraman accompanies him and takes the first motion pictures from an airplane in flight.

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THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC aim is to serve, promote, watch over, advance and mutually protect the interest of the General and Commercial Aviation industry, and to act as a link between the industry and government, government agencies and other public bodies within the Southern African region.

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AIRMATE REACHES 250,000 USERS MILESTONE WITH ENHANCED SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND SAFETY FEATURES

AIRMATE, free flight planning application, has achieved a significant milestone, surpassing 250,000 users worldwide. The latest iOS version 3.15 of AIRMATE introduces several new features aimed at enhancing situational awareness and safety for pilots. Enhanced Features for Safer Flights The latest version of AIRMATE for iOS introduces several new features designed to improve mapping capabilities and enhance safety during flights:

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