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Welcome to the August edition of the QCM Newsletter!  
 
"The more that you READ,
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" - Dr. Seuss

Please have a look at the open course status and our updates for further information regarding QCM's upcoming courses.

Read about NASA's First X-Plane in this month's main article.
 
Any updates on the Notices of Proposed Amendment posted by EASA can be found
here


We have a few job openings available; if you are interested, or are searching for a new experience, check out our Job Market.

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Course Updates
I. Open Course Status September - November 2016

II. Open Course Status EASA Part-147 Type Trainings


Main Article
 
Newsflash

I. NPAs




 
Job Market
   
 
 
Please find below our open courses with seats available.

If you are interested in participating in these courses, or any other training, please do not hesitate to contact us.


If not stated otherwise, courses take place in our facilities in Belp/Berne.
Please click on the Course title for detailed information


  I. Open Course Status  /  September - November 2016
  Course Title Date
Seats
Available
Instructor
  OPS Differential 13.09.16 open Patrick Sutter
  Auditor Refresher 14.09.16 open Georg J. Stöcker
  Stock Management 27.-28.09.16 open Georg J. Stcöcker
  FAA Part-145 29.-30.09.16 open Georg J. Stöcker
  Fuel Tank Safety (Phase 1 & 2) 04.10.16 open Paul Baumann
  EWIS Electrical Wiring Interconnection System 05.10.16 open Paul Baumann
  Combined FTS / EWIS Ref. 06.10.16 open Paul Baumann
  Train the Trainer for Supervisors 11.-12.10.16 open TBD
  EASA Part-21 DOA Expert 18.-19.10.16 open Christian Schusser
  EASA Part-21 DOA Continuation 20.10.16 open Christian Schusser
  EASA Part-M Subpart G Refresher 24.10.16 open Paul Baumann
  EASA Part-M Subpart G 25.-26.10.16 open Paul Baumann
  Auditor  26.-28.10.16 open Markus Friedli
  Airworthiness Review for ARC Signatories 27.10.16 open Paul Baumann
  EASA Part-145 08.-09.11.16 open Georg J. Stöcker
  Air Operation Regulation 14.-15.11.16 open Claudio Pacozzi
  Aircrew Regulation 16.-17.11.16 open Patrick Sutter
  NiCad Batteries 22.-23.11.16 open Toni Bürgi
 
II. Open Course Status  /  EASA Part-147 Type Trainings
  Course Title Date
Seats
Available
Instructor
  Learjet 35/36 Level 3 B1 Theoretical 12.-28.09.16 open Walter Brisch
  Bombardier CRJ 200- CL 604 B1 Diff. 19.-26.09.16 open Ingmar Peplinsky
  Dassault Falcon 900B - 900EX Diff. B1 04.-06.10.16 open Chris Tamerius
  Learjet 35/36 Level 3 B2 Theoretical 10.-14.10.16 open Harald Zimmermann
         
 


NASA research plane gets X number, new name
JUNE 22, 2016 BY GENERAL AVIATION NEWS STAFF

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.”
 


 
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden highlighted the agency’s first X-plane designation in a decade during a keynote speech at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) annual Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition, commonly called Aviation 2016.

“With the return of piloted X-planes to NASA’s research capabilities – which is a key part of our 10-year-long New Aviation Horizons initiative – the general aviation-sized X-57 will take the first step in opening a new era of aviation,” Bolden said.

As many as five larger transport-scale X-planes also are planned as part of the initiative. Its goals – like the X-57 – include demonstrating advanced technologies to reduce fuel use, emissions and noise, and accelerate their introduction to the marketplace, NASA officials explain.

The X-57 number designation was assigned by the U.S. Air Force, which manages the history-making process, following a request from NASA. The first X-plane was the X-1, which in 1947 became the first airplane to fly faster than the speed of sound.

“Dozens of X-planes of all shapes, sizes and purposes have since followed – all of them contributing to our stature as the world’s leader in aviation and space technology,” said Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. “Planes like the X-57, and the others to come, will help us maintain that role.”

NASA researchers working directly with the hybrid electric airplane also chose to name the aircraft “Maxwell” to honor James Clerk Maxwell, the 19th century Scottish physicist who did groundbreaking work in electromagnetism. His importance in contributing to the understanding of physics is rivaled only by Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton.

As part of a four-year flight demonstrator plan, NASA’s Scalable Convergent Electric Propulsion Operations Research project will build the X-57 by modifying a recently procured, Italian-designed Tecnam P2006T twin-engine light aircraft.

Its original wing and two gas-fueled piston engines will be replaced with a long, skinny wing embedded with 14 electric motors – 12 on the leading edge for take offs and landings, and one larger motor on each wing tip for use while at cruise altitude.

NASA’s aeronautical innovators hope to validate the idea that distributing electric power across a number of motors integrated with an aircraft in this way will result in a five-time reduction in the energy required for a private plane to cruise at 175 mph.

Several other benefits would result as well, according to NASA officials.

“Maxwell” will be powered only by batteries, eliminating carbon emissions and demonstrating how demand would shrink for lead-based aviation fuel still in use by general aviation.

Energy efficiency at cruise altitude using X-57 technology could benefit travelers by reducing flight times, fuel usage, as well as reducing overall operational costs for small aircraft by as much as 40%. Typically, to get the best fuel efficiency an airplane has to fly slower than it is able. Electric propulsion essentially eliminates the penalty for cruising at higher speeds, officials explain.

Finally, as most drivers of hybrid electric cars know, electric motors are more quiet than conventional piston engines. The X-57’s electric propulsion technology is expected to significantly decrease aircraft noise, making it less annoying to the public.

The X-57 research started as part of the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate’s Transformative Aeronautics Program’s Convergent Aeronautics Solutions project, with the flight demonstrations being performed as part of the Flight Demonstration Concepts project in the Integrated Aviation Systems Program.

Click here to read the full article at General Aviation News


 

 

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Notice of Proposed Amendments (NPAs)
  
TITLE DATE PUBLISHED END OF COMMENT
     
     
     
NPA 2016-07 27/07/2016 27/09/2016
Regular update of CS-25    
     
NPA 2016-06(A) 15/07/2016 15/11/2016
Fuel planning and management: Aeroplanes - Annex I (Definitions), Part-ARO, Part-CAT    
     
NPA 2016-06(B) 15/07/2016 15/11/2016
Fuel planning and management: Helicopters - Annex I (Definitions), Part-CAT, Part-SPA, Part-NCC, Part-NCO & Part-SPO    
     
NPA 2016-06(C) 15/07/2016 15/11/2016
Fuel planning and management: Aeroplanes/helicopters - Part-NCC, Part-NCO & Part-SPO    
     
NPA 2016-05 23/06/2016 23/09/2016
Reorganizing of CS-23    
     
     
     
     
NPA 2016-03(A) 09/06/2016 12/09/2016
Technical review of the theoretical knowledge syllabi, learning objectives, and examination procedures for air transport pilot licence, multi-crew pilot licence, commercial pilot licence, and instrument ratings    
     
NPA 2016-03(B) 09/06/2016 12/09/2016
Technical review of the theoretical knowledge syllabi, learning objectives, and examination procedures for air transport pilot licence, multi-crew pilot licence, commercial pilot licence, and instrument ratings    
     
NPA 2016-03(C) 09/06/2016 12/09/2016
Technical review of the theoretical knowledge syllabi, learning objectives, and examination procedures for air transport pilot licence, multi-crew pilot licence, commercial pilot licence, and instrument ratings    
     
NPA 2016-03(D) 09/06/2016 12/09/2016
Technical review of the theoretical knowledge syllabi, learning objectives, and examination procedures for air transport pilot licence, multi-crew pilot licence, commercial pilot licence, and instrument ratings    
     
NPA 2016-03(E) 09/06/2016 12/09/2016
Technical review of the theoretical knowledge syllabi, learning objectives, and examination procedures for air transport pilot licence, multi-crew pilot licence, commercial pilot licence, and instrument ratings    
     
NPA 2016-03(F) 09/06/2016 12/09/2016
Technical review of the theoretical knowledge syllabi, learning objectives, and examination procedures for air transport pilot licence, multi-crew pilot licence, commercial pilot licence, and instrument ratings    
     
NPA 2016-02 28/04/2016 30/09/2016
Technical requirements and operational procedures for aeronautical information services and aeronautical information management   Extended

 
 
 

 


 

 
 

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As a member of a dynamic team, your participation contributes to the certification and design of various changes on aircraft. We are looking for a CVE with previous in depth experience, and the following responsibilities and qualifications will be key in preparing your application.

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