Airports and the world of aviation as a whole have their own unique language. It’s easy to get lost in the slew of acronyms, abbreviations and other denotations. Here is a helpful list of few airport abbreviations you’ve heard, and a few you haven’t:

As technology becomes increasingly prevalent in society, new systems are being created to keep up. One of the systems that have been recently developed is the blockchain, and it is used to increase efficiency within financial transactions. Blockchain makes it easy to send, receive, store, and trade digital currencies; and is resistant to modification, making it more secure. It is a growing list of records, or blocks, that are linked using cryptography; every block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data.

Pacific Aerospace, a New Zealand based company, recently unveiled a new form of the P-750 XSTOL, single-engined turboprop. The new engine features greater power and range, along with a quicker rate of climb. The new engine, which is called the Super-Pac XL, has been designed as a competitor to the Supervan 900, Cessna’s re-engined version of the 208 Caravan.

There has recently been a huge deal in the aviation industry news, as Triumph Group seals a $26,000,000 deal with Harbin Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre Company. This deal was centered upon Triumph group providing parts for the Airbus A350 aircraft. Triumph Group will provide composite rudder component kits for the Airbus A350 aircraft family, and will look to do so for the next five to seven years. This was not the only big deal, as they landed an agreement with Textron Aviation to supply aluminum machined parts for Textron’s new Cessna super-midsize aircrafts. These two excellent deals have Triumph Group proving to the world that they are offering high-quality support and services globally, and is a testament to their growing business and success.

Crews from the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy News have started training on Kamov Ka-27M multipurpose helicopters. They have been modernized from the original Ka-27PL anti-submarine versions that entered service in 1981. They feature a glass cockpit, a new radar, high-capacity, open-architecture avionics and secure data exchange systems. Recent plans call for almost 50 of the 80 remaining Ka-27PLs to upgrade their modernization. About six Ka-27Ms have already been delivered to the navy’s center for combat usage, flight personnel retraining and type conversion in Yeisk on the Black Sea coast.

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