Flying by the seat of his pants

A relic from one of the most daring and astonishing acts of heroism in the skies during World War One has emerged for sale. A watch being sold at Rowley’s auctions belonged to a famed flyer who was killed in in-flight and whose gunner climbed over the plane to sit on his lap and fly to safety.

Air Show gives Barnbrook System wings

A Hampshire manufacturing firm is following up global business leads after its most successful Farnborough International Air Show so far. Fareham-based Barnbrook Systems made new contacts and held talks with prospective clients and international partners at the world famous event. The company – which took its largest delegation so far to the event – also welcomed Government Ministers and VIPs … Read More

Smart air for FliteTrak at Hamburg

FliteTrak is launching its SpriteAero intelligent remote monitoring technology at the Hamburg Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) on April 10 to 12. The Daedalus Park firm’s cutting-edge system – the first working technology of its kind – makes air travel safer, more comfortable and more efficient for carriers and passengers. SpriteAero monitors air inside passenger cabins for harmful or dangerous elements … Read More

Eastern promise for aircraft firm

An innovative aircraft interiors company is set for the global launch of new products when it attends its first Dubai Airshow. Flitetec is heading to the international event after investing in technology, equipment, business systems, training and lean manufacturing processes which have doubled turnover and increased profitability. Among the new products being launched at Dubai from November 12 to 16 … Read More

FliteTrak on map in Dubai

A Hampshire company which takes smart technology to the skies is setting its sights on the multi-billion dollar aerospace market in the Middle East. FliteTrak will be showcasing its innovative ViatorAero system for ‘intelligent’ airline seating and launching new products at the internationally famous Dubai Airshow on November 12 to 16. ViatorAero is aviation’s first working technology for the monitoring … Read More

REIDsteel builds record aircraft hangar at Biggin Hill

A Dorset steel construction company has won a new contract to build a £2.2million hangar under ambitious expansion plans at London Biggin Hill Airport. REIDsteel will build the 60,000 sq ft structure to provide parking for up to 11 executive business jets together with 10,000 sq ft of office space over three-storeys. The 130-strong business will supply and erect the … Read More

‘Smart’ seating to transform air travel

Intelligent passenger seating secured interest from two major European airlines when it was launched at a global trade show. FliteTrak’s ViatorAero – based on award-winning remote condition monitoring technology – was unveiled at the Hamburg Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Germany. Using low power sensors, the cutting-edge system can monitor individual seats for temperature, movement and seatbelt closure as well … Read More