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Jet Engines are Mounted Upside Down, What happens?

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Blown Lift Jet

What happens when you mount jet engines upside down on a specially designed wing? You get better lift and a quieter aircraft, according to engineers at NASA who designed AMELIA (Advanced Model for Extreme Lift and Improved Aeroacoustics).

The advantage of that enhanced lift? You can use a runway that's 25% the size of a runway you'd need for conventional aircraft. And because those engines are on the top side of the wing, the wing itself prevents a sizable portion of the planes noise from reaching the ground. Beyond those advantages, this design can make wings smaller, creating less drag and better fuel efficiency.

As for the preliminary results, they look much as predicted. Blowing substantially increases lift. With trailing-edge blowing alone, that extra lift falls off as angle of attack increases because flow begins to separate from the leading edge. With leading- and trailing-edge blowing, lift increases with angle of attack because the flow stays attached. Adding the engines increases lift at high angle of attack, but their height makes only a small difference to performance.

This is not some pie-in-the-sky concept, either -- NASA already has flying prototypes using this technology, so you can expect this to be implemented in commonplace aircraft fairly soon.

[via DVICE]

Boeing SUGAR Freeze Plane

Here's another NASA aircraft project, this one using frozen liquid natural gas as its fuel. Called SUGAR (Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research) Freeze, this 154-seat plane aims to solve that problem of jet aircraft gobbling fuel like there's no tomorrow.

Why natural gas? Because there's so much of it -- particularly in the United States -- and it creates less pollution. In addition, this design requires 64% less fuel than a typical 737 you might be flying today.

[via The Verge]

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Short-term Software or Designing Courses after Aerospace Engineering

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Aerospace Engineering has Bright Future
After completing Aerospace Engineering, there are many short-term certification courses available. By pursuing such certified courses, one can improve one's job scope in India and abroad.

Short-term Design software course
Institution offer short-term software courses in design like Pro-E Wildfire, Catia and Ansys, which are useful for Aeronautical Engineers.

Some institution are listed below:

Central Institute of Tool Design offers Pro-E Wildfire, Catia and Ansys. The duration of the course is one month. fee is Rs.6,500 approx.
Eligibility - Candidates pursing B.E Aeronautics /or Diploma in Mechanical / Production / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile

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Zuti Engineering Solutions Pvt Ltd offers a course in Computer Aided design with Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0. This course is designed to impart and reinforce methods and techniques in Pro / Engineer to successfully complete product design tasks, right from capturing design intent to production drawings. The duration of the curse is one month. Candidates who have B.E or M.E (Mech, Civil, Prod, or Aero) can purse this course.

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Pink Fledge offers Pro-E Wildfire and Catia courses and the duration is only 30 hours each.

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Get Invovled in Space Science: Living and Learning in the UK

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Stars in their Eyes: 
Space Science one of the most fascinating and exiting subjects of the 21st century - have a pretty good working life.
Why come to the UK to study Space Science?
Studying in the UK is very different from studying in India, according for a start, there is a lot more focus on independent learning. Lot of projects work, and being able to write well is a definite advantage and London is very student-friendly with discounts all over the place. And if you get a part-time job, which is easy to do, it makes things much more manageable.

Different Types of Visa Applications:
There are different types of visa, such as student (or child) visitor visas, or Tier 4 visas for international students for more than six months. You can check if you need one, which type you need, and how the latest requirement affect on the UK Border Agency's visa pages Here's an Overview of some of the most important developments.

Getting Permission to come to the UK
STEP1: Work out if you need a visa
Students from the European Economic Area, Switzerland and certain other countries do not need visas to study in the UK.
STEP2: Find out which visa you need
You will need a Tier 4 student visa unless you are: under 17; coming to the UK for a course that lasts less than six months; or coming for an English language course that last less than 11 months.
STEP3: Check that you are eligible
To quality for a Tier 4 (General) visa, you must have a confirmation of acceptance for studies for an approved course at a licensed institution, enough money for your fees and living costs, and valid supporting documents.

Applying for your visa
STEP4: Provide your Biometric data
You will have to provide a 10-digit finger scan and a digital photograph
STEP5: Complete your application forms
This will be the VAF9-PBS Migrant form and either Appendix B or 9 (for child students)
STEP6: Submit your application
Depending on which country you come from, you may need to submit your application in person at a visa application center or online
STEP7: Pay your application
The online application fee is currently 225. Check the UKBA website for updates
STEP8: Get your visa
It may take several weeks for your visa to come through
STEP9: Check it carefully
Make sure that the information is correct and tel your visa application centre if there are any errors
STEP10: Travel to the UK
Make sure you come on or after your visa's valid from date

Living in the UK
STEP11: Attend your courses
Your institution will let the UK Border Agency know if you don't seem to be sticking to the ters of your visa
STEP12: Know your limits
Depending on your country and course, you may be allowed to travel to the other European countries and do a certain amount of paid work during your studies - Its, important to stick to these rules.

Advice from International Student Jingsi Li
1. Make sure you have the right amount of money in your bank account
2. Make sure your institution sends you a confirmation of acceptance for studies.
3. Get a lot of people to check the English version of your document, even if they have been translated professionally. The quality of language could affect your chances of getting a visa

What next?
You can get help and guidance from organisations such as the UK Council for International Student Affairs and your local British Council office and check the UK Border Agency website if you are unsure.
Always check the UKBA website for the latest visa updates before you apply

Boeing to start Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility in Nagpur

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Boeing to Start India MRO in November

Source: MINT, Aviationpros
Created: March 15, 2012
New Delhi, March. 15 -- Boeing Co. will start its aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Nagpur towards the end of this year, a month ahead of schedule. The company had pledged to set up the facility in return for staterun Air India's order for 64 Boeing planes that was signed in 2006. "'We will complete the MRO by November," said Dinesh Keskar, senior vicepresident, Asia Pacific and India sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The facility was to have been completed in December, he said. Meanwhile, GMR Group's GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd inaugurated its MRO at Hyderabad air port on Tuesday. Published by HT Syndication with permission from MINT.

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Aviation Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

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NBCFAE Scholarship for Undergraduates in Field of Aviation, Georgia, USA, 2012
National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees offers scholarship for Undergraduate, Georgia, 2012

Scholarship Program: NBCFAE Scholarship

Type of Award: Scholarship

Nationality: US citizen

Employer: National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees

Level of study: Undergraduate

Subject(s): Aviation

Duration: Not known
Number of awards: Not known

Am I eligible? 1. All applicants must be a high school student expecting to graduate this spring, high school graduate, hold a GED certificate or be a returning college student.

2.All applicants must have a 2.5 grade point average or higher

3.Applicants who are NBCFAE members or their dependents must indicate the Chapter and Region affiliation plus the name and the relationship of the NBCFAE member

What Does It Cover? Contact Employer

How do I apply? By post

Scholarship Description: National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees offers scholarship for Undergraduates who want to pursue their career in the field of Aviation

Application closing date: April 2, 2012

Further Scholarship Information and Application: Visit Here

Helicopter Maintenance Engineers vacancy on Bell

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LAME/AME Helicopter Maintenance Engineers for positions in Papua New Guinea

Job Title: Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
Type Type -> Full-time
Region Region -> Australia / Papua New Guinea
Job Details
Function Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
Location Papua New Guinea

Description: Currently looking for fully qualified LAME/AME Helicopter Engineers that has experience on the following aircraft:

Bell 205
Bell L3206
Bell 407
BK 117

Any other questions, please do not hesitate to send us an email.
Requirements Must be fully qualified and having experience on the following aircraft:

Bell 205
Bell L3206
Bell 407
BK 117

Willing to travel and open to other cultures.

Salary Range Negotiable
Relocation Yes Travel Yes
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UAV Pilot Jobs for Aerial Photography

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UAV Pilot - Ultimate Positioning

UAV Pilot
UTLIMATE POSITIONING are the Survey and Mapping Distributor for Trimble, and are one of the largest suppliers of Survey Systems on the East Coast of Australia. We specialise in cm accuracy GPS and are now looking for someone to look after our new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for aerial photography.
The ideal applicant will:

Have their Private Pilot's Licence (PPL), although experience is not required.
Assist us in preparing business plans, safety manuals etc for CASA application.
Be available for regular interstate travel
Have confidence to fly, demonstrate and sell the UAV.
Have good computer and mapping skills.
Being a Surveyor or having Survey, GIS or Mapping background would be an advantage.

We are open to the applicants living and basing themselves in our Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane offices. The package would include a car, profit share and be negotiable based on experience.

If you love new technology and have the drive and ambition in this new area of flight, then we would like to talk to you.

Applications should be forwarded to:
Paul Standen
National Survey Manager
Ultimate Positioning
1/6 Garden Rd, Clayton 3163

or call Paul on 0417 552 045 for further details.
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Era Helicopters is Hiring Aircraft Maintenance Technicians, Lake Charles, LA, USA

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Era Aircraft Maintenance Technicians
Location: Lake Charles, La 70605
Years of Experience 2+​ to 5 Years
Education Level Certification Career Level Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Reference Code 393

Era Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (145 Repair Station)
About the Job
Era Helicopters LLC, one of the world‘s leading helicopter operators, is now hiring Aircraft Maintenance Technicians for the 145 Repair Station in Lake Charles.​

    FAA A&P License and/​or DD-214 Form required;
    Only DD-214 candidates must be willing to obtain FAA A&P License;
    Previous helicopter experience preferred;
    Work schedule is 5 days on/​2 days off;
    Must be able to work flexible hours and overtime as required;
    Attention to detail and focus on task/​responsibilities is essential;
    Must be organized and be able to work effectively and independently and as a team with a large and varied workload.​

We offer a full comprehensive benefits package and 401(k) program.​  In addition to our competitive pay structure, we offer an annual increase on your anniversary date, tooling allowance and Performance Bonus Incentives at year-end.​ Relocation assistance available.​

Division/​Department : Era Helicopters LLC
Req.​ Code : 901
Offer Relocation : Yes
Shift/​Hours : Five days on/​Two days off

Aircraft Mechanic jobs on Cessna

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Aircraft Mechanic - C208B Cessna Caravan
Location Monrovia, Liberia
Employer Golden Veroleum
Salary Negotiable
Job Type Full Time / Maintenance - Base Job apply by 4-Apr-2012

Job Description
Responsible of performing, organising and scheduling aircraft maintenance, including participation in daily flight operations to remote sites. Responsibilities include the assigned tasks related to flying support, such as refuelling, passenger handling, cargo loading and other similar tasks.

Must be committed to conduct of safe, efficient and effective aviation operations, in accordance with the company Flight Operations manual.

Key Result Areas:-
1. Establishing and managing hangar and maintenance base in Monrovia
2. Performing and ensuring the efficient and effective maintenance of the aircraft.
3. Ensuring that maintenance standards and practices are fully complied with.
4. Ensuring that the safety standards are met in accordance with the company Flight Operations Manual.
5. Keeping and updating of all company´s aircraft maintenance records.
6. Responsible for the aircraft during all maintenance operations, including movement of the aircraft.
7. Responsible for managing aircraft equipment and spare parts
8. Ensuring that access to the aircraft, equipment and spares are limited to GV employees or other assigned personnel.
9. Performing other aircraft and operations related tasks as assigned by Aviation Division Captain.

Job starts from 1 April 2012
1. Valid FAA (U.S.) A&P Mechanic Licence or equivalent FAA authorisation
2. One year work experience as an aircraft mechanic
3. Three months´ experience in maintaining turbine aircraft
4. Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of the team
5. Commitment to professional conduct and flight safety throughout job performance
6. Commitment to flexibility and resourcefulness
7. Commitment to organised workshop and paperwork
8. Ability to communicate and build networks with maintenance resources internationally
9. Ability to live and work in a cross-cultural environment and in a multi-cultural setting.

World's Top Airlines

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World's Best Airline Qatar Airways at the 2011 World Airline Awards

Qatar Airways
With its headquarters in Doha, Qatar Airways operates services across Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Far East, South Asia, Middle East, North and South America. One of the fastest growing airlines in the world, Qatar Airways is going through a major expansion phase.
On June 22, 2011 the airline which employs more than 20,000 people was recognised as the world's best airline at the 2011 World Airline Awards.

Cathay Pacific Airways
Cathay Pacific is the flag carrier of Hong Kong, with its head office and main office located at Hong Kong International Airport. In the year 2010, Cathay Pacific became the world's largest international cargo airline. The airline is a founding member of the One world alliance with its subsidiary, Dragonair, as an affiliate member.Cathay Pacific Airways
In the year 2009, Cathay Pacific was awarded the title Airline of the Year, by independent research consultancy firm Skytrax and is one of the seven airlines to be ranked a 5 star airline by the same.

Singapore Airlines

The launch customer of Airbus A380, Singapore Airlines is the flag carrier airline of Singapore. It ranks amongst the top 15 carriers worldwide in terms of revenue passenger kilometres.Singapore Airlines. On 15 December 2010, Singapore Airlines was announced by the International Air Transport Association as the world's second largest airline in the world by market capitalisation with a worth of 14 billion US dollars.

Thai Airways
The largest airline of Thailand, Thai Airways primarily operates out of Suvarnabhumi Airport, from where it flies to 72 destinations in 35 countries, using a fleet of 92 aircraft. Thai plans to launch a regional carrier under the name Thai Smile in the middle of 2012 using new Airbus A320 aircraft.
Thai Airways. Thai airways has also received international recognition for excellence in its inflight hygiene measures by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Asiana Airlines
Formerly Seoul airlines, Asiana Airlines is one of South Korea's two major airlines, along with Korean Air. A member of the Star Alliance, it offers 516 daily departures throughout Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania, operating 14 domestic and 85 international passenger routes.
Asiana Airlines. Asiana offers many unique features on board like a magic show, apart from its excellent food and also won the prestigious Airline of the year award by Skytrax for the year 2010.

Air New Zealand
Currently the only airline to circumnavigate the world, Air New Zealand is headquartered in a building called 'The Hub' located 20 kms from Auckland airport.
Air New Zealand. New Zealand's national airline operates a long-haul fleet consisting of Boeing 747, Boeing 767, Boeing 777 and Airbus A320 aircraft on international routes. The carrier also utilises a fleet of Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 airliners for short-haul operations.

Qantas Airways
Nicknamed 'The Flying Kangaroo' Qantas is based in Sydney. Besides being Australia's largest airline, Qantas which is an acronym for 'Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services', is the oldest continuously operated airline in the world. Qantas flies to 20 domestic destinations and 21 international destinations in 14 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

Emirates Airways
Operating over 2,400 flights per week, Emirates also operates three of the world's ten longest non-stop commercial flights from Dubai to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston and Dallas. It is wholly owned by the government of Dubai. The airline ranks among the top 10 carriers the world over in terms of revenue and passenger kilometres. Emirates Airways operates a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing wide-body aircraft and is one of only nine airlines to operate an all-wide-body aircraft fleet, with the Boeing 777 being the centrepiece.

Etihad Airways
Awarded the World's Leading Airline in 2009 and 2010 by the World Travel Awards, Etihad Airways is the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates. The airlines operates more than 1,200 flights per week to over 82 destinations in nearly 52 countries. Etihad Airways is led by James Hogan who is the former CEO of Gulf Air, who was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer on the 10 of September, 2006.

Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia Airlines is the government owned flag carrier of Malaysia. It has two airline subsidiaries Firefly and MASwings. While Firefly operates scheduled flights from its two home bases Penang and Subang International Airport. Malaysia Airlines is one of the seven airlines to be ranked as a 5-star airline by the consultancy firm Skytrax.

Turkish Airlines
As of 30 June, 2011, the flagship carrier of Turkey, Turkish Airlines has an estimated 18,188 employees and has been a member of the Star Alliance network. Other airline companies that are owned or co-owned by Turkish Airlines include AnadoluJet, North Cyprus Airlines, SunExpress and B&H Airlines.

Aircraft Maintenance Technician job at Comlux Aviation Services

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Job Title: Aircraft Maintenance Lead Technician
Location: INDIANAPOLIS Indiana USA

Position Maintenance / Aircraft Maintenance Lead Technician
Company: Comlux Aviation Services
Address: 2753 Cargo Drive Indianapolis Indiana 46241 USA
Web Address:
Company Information: Comlux Aviation Services is a proud member of the Bombardier Authorized Service Facility network. We are one of the few maintenance facilities with a wealth of experience with Bombardier aircraft combined with a customer focused attitude. Our dedicated team ensures complete management of your maintenance work scope from start to finish, analyzing your needs, and proposing the best solution to keep your aircraft available for maximum use. Our maintenance activities include: Major testing and inspection capabilities, unscheduled maintenance, complex structural repair, and pre-purchase inspections.
Comlux Aviation Services is approved for Maintenance on: Bombardier Challenger Bombardier Learjet Bombardier Global Supported Manufacturers:


· Processes incoming shipments, verifies shipment with purchase orders, and visually inspects materials for damage, quantity, descriptions, part number, serial number, condition order, etc.
· Where applicable, conduct additional inspections of shipments as per DOT and customs regulations.
· Fulfill orders for parts to include verifying proper quantities, part numbers, etc.
· Prepare shipments of parts to include visual inspection and safe packaging of parts, data entry of shipment details and preparing shipping labels, receipts, tracking costs etc.
· Ensure the accuracy of inventory to include maintaining proper documentation of incoming parts, distributions, credits and other such movements, etc.
· Unloads and loads shipments from delivery trucks using proper equipment and safety devices. Unloads and loads delivery trucks using Company forklifts in a safe and timely manner.
· Performs other related duties as assigned.

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Aviation Scholarships: Space Camp Scholarships Now Available

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Space Camp Scholarships Now Available
The scholarship covers the cost of tuition to Space Camp in Huntsville, AL where participants are immersed in simulated air and space training. The deadline for submitting applications is March 31 and is open to New Hampshire residents between the ages of 7 and 18.
Recipients are selected on the basis of essays, report cards and recommendations. The Alex Higgins Scholarship Fund covers the full cost of tuition but does not cover transportation to Alabama. The deadline for submitting an application is March 31 and the winners will be recognized during the Discovery Center's Aerospacefest on May 5, 2012.

Mid-South Community College Scholarships
MSCC Offers Week-Long IA Test Prep Course
Mid-South Community College in West Memphis, Arkansas, with funding provided through a $3.4 million U.S. Department of Labor grant, is offering a tuition-paid week-long aviation Inspection Authorization (IA) test preparation course March 19-23, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., at Mid-South Community College Workforce Technology Center, 2000 West Broadway, West Memphis, Arkansas. The registration form is available here.

LeTourneau University Scholarship Competition
Longview, TX — LeTourneau University is offering a new “Spring Scholarship Competition” preview day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24, to give high school seniors the opportunity to compete for additional scholarship dollars on campus. Multiple scholarships in varying amounts are expected to be awarded.

To compete for these additional scholarships, high school seniors must have a minimum of 24 composite ACT score or 1110 critical reading and math SAT score and unweighted 3.0 grade point average, as well as already be accepted to LETU. Students will compete with an interview and writing sample on the day of competition.

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