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Successful integration of piloted air taxi into Air Traffic Management

Successful integration of piloted air taxi into Air Traffic Management

Date 30.8.2019

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Yesterday, Volocopter performed a flight at the Helsinki International Airport successfully integrated into both the Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) system. Within the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Programme this demonstration is the final leg of the Gulf of Finland (GOF) u-space project showing how ATM and UTM […]

FIGHTING BLAZES

FIGHTING BLAZES

Date 12.8.2019

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Aerial firefighting is today a normal part of the fire protection system in every developed country. Its roots can be traced back to the years after World War II, when the first attempts to extinguish fires using aircraft occurred. Since then, modified ex-military aircraft have been replaced on the market by special firefighting models. Today, […]

FIGHTERS WITH NO CHANCE TO FIGHT

FIGHTERS WITH NO CHANCE TO FIGHT

Date 30.7.2019

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Before World War II, airspace defence was performed by the aviation branch of the then Czechoslovak Gendarmerie. Established under the direct threat of German attack, its role was truly critical, as any of its actions was liable to trigger an international conflict. In spite of this, the Gendarmerie pilots were certainly not afraid of intercepting […]

LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THE SKIES

LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THE SKIES

Date 23.7.2019

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Few people know that the Czechoslovak Air Security Force, a predecessor of the current Police Aviation Department, was the very first in the world to use a helicopter for police duties. In July this year, it will be 71 years since this historical event. And although at that time helicopters were rare, nowadays they present […]

WE SEE AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXTEND OUR ACTIVITIES IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

WE SEE AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXTEND OUR ACTIVITIES IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Date 17.7.2019

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Zodiac Aerospace, the company producing systems and equipment for aircraft, was merged with Safran group in February 2018 and divided into three companies. One of them, Safran Cabin, employs over 13,000 people today and has cooperated with Airbus on developing modern lower-deck modules. “We see a lot of opportunities coming from the merger, and mainly […]

SKY REPLACING ROADS?

SKY REPLACING ROADS?

Date 9.7.2019

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Some analysts predict that as many as 3,000 air taxis could be operating globally within five years, a figure that could rise to 12,000 by 2030. Some say that those figures could be conservative. Are these predictions based on reality or are they just wishful thinking? The fact is that the air taxi market is […]

HOW FAR BACK DOES THE HISTORY OF TURBOPROP ENGINES IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC GO?

HOW FAR BACK DOES THE HISTORY OF TURBOPROP ENGINES IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC GO?

Date 8.7.2019

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Today, thanks to GE Aviation, the Czech Republic belongs to that refined group of seven countries that develop, manufacture and export aircraft engines. Not only that – following an agreement with the Czech Government in 2016, a global headquarters for turboprop engines is being established in the Czech Republic, from which the GE Catalyst, modern […]

I STILL LOVE FLYING!

I STILL LOVE FLYING!

Date 3.7.2019

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„My personal record shows that I have flown nearly 3000 displays in 39 countries as a team leader, which I believe is an absolute record. But I hope to add several hundreds more in the next seasons," says Jacques Bothelin, chief pilot and owner of Breitling Jet Team

MASTERS OF THE WIND

MASTERS OF THE WIND

Date 28.6.2019

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Interview with Milan Šlapák, President General Electric Czech Republic and Slovakia

MILITARY PILOT TRAINING – SEVEN DECADES OF EXCELLENCE

MILITARY PILOT TRAINING – SEVEN DECADES OF EXCELLENCE

Date 17.6.2019

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Czech Republic has a long history in the area of military pilot training provided for a wide range of countries. The first real large-scale training occurred shortly after WWII when Israel was heavily supported by the then Czechoslovak administration. In the following decades, USSR satellite states´ pilots were trained in the country with hundreds of Czechoslovak pilots […]

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