I’m going to try to explain WAAS without any ”Geek Speak”. This is a very simplified explanation for non-aviation professionals. WAAS :Wide Area Augmentation System is a means of enhancing conventional GPS accuracy to enable precision like approaches where no conventional ground based precession approach facilities exist. There are about 1500 of these approach procedures published Read more about What’s WAAS !!!![…]
Having been in the aviation industry for over 30 years as an aviation department manager, major airline captain, aircraft completion consultant and President of Integral Aviation Solutions Inc, I feel uniquely qualified to discuss the completion or conversion process of an airliner into a “Flying Home”. Long before Boeing was producing the Boeing Business Jet Read more about Creating a “Flying Home”: By Capt. Ivan Klugman[…]
This is an excerpt from an FAA fact sheet: 16G seats: In 1988, the FAA issued regulations requiring that all newly developed transport aircraft use “16g” seats. Using a test dummy, these seats undergo dynamic testing and evaluation regarding injury protection. Similar to automobile crash tests, the FAA tests are designed specifically for the aviation Read more about 16g Seats save lives, All abroad are alive!![…]
The AW139 is a conventional twin-engined transport helicopter with a 5-blade fully articulated main rotor and a 4-blade tail rotor and a retractable landing gear.The AW139 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PT6C turboshaft engines. The helicopter is being marketed for use in a number of roles including Law Enforcement/Emergency Medical Service, Executive Transport, Read more about AugstaWestland AW-139[…]
To all of our friends, clients, vendors and business associates: We wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year and thank you all for your support and patronage this year. Ivan Klugman and the IAS team.
Integral Aviation Solutions was featured in Palm Beach Illustrated this month. Please click on each picture or download PDF.
The EC-130’s reliability and low operating costs make it a favorite with sightseeing tour operators. It’s easy to fly and maintain, making it suitable for many segments and markets around the globe. The EC-130 bears Bob’s stamp of approval and thats not easy to earn. Crew: 1 (pilot in left seat) Capacity: 6 passengers (2 Read more about Eurocopter EC-130[…]
I recently had a causal inquiry in regard to a Gulfstream III. I personally have no issues with those wishing to preserve capital and purchase an older airframe. In many cases in fact this can make economic sense. During the course of my first conversation with this prospect, I learned he once soloed and now Read more about The 1.3 million dollar Gulfstream III ??[…]
There are many schools of thought on crew rest. Here is my thoughts on the local news. I feel qualified to comment on the subject having flown as many as 6 round trip Atlantic crossings in a two man aircraft in one month. I have flown for a major US airline for over 23 years Read more about Capt. Klugman on crew rest[…]
Airliner Takeoff in Zurich I was challenged last week by a client that wanted to fly an ultra long haul flight from a high altitude airport with a restrictive climb performance gradient. This may be all Greek to my readers so I’ll try to explain. Aircraft don’t preform as well at high altitudes as they Read more about High Altitude Airport Problems?? solution= Aircraft Performance Group[…]