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June 21, 2011 - 7:04am
AIN Staff

It is only in the past few of years that GPS approaches, pioneered in Alaska in the 1990s, have started to become available. These form another element of a future, efficient system where aircraft are managed in time as well as space, take efficient paths and don’t waste burning fuel in unnecessary holds.

June 21, 2011 - 7:03am
AIN Staff

Not everybody is convinced that SESAR is on track. At the March 2011 ATC Global conference in Amsterdam speakers called for states to do far more to consolidate and cut costs by combining ATC centers and working closely together.

June 21, 2011 - 7:01am
Julian Moxon

The SESAR Joint Undertaking (JU) has recently carried out an extensive review to see whether there are any early results that could benefit the aviation community.

June 21, 2011 - 7:00am
AIN Staff

The global economic recession gave pause to the relentless growth in air traffic over recent years, not least in Europe. But according to Eurocontrol air transport activity, traffic is on the move again, with last summer’s 5-percent increase confirming the recovery of the industry.

June 21, 2011 - 5:30am
R. Randall Padfield
June 21, 2011 - 5:20am
AIN Staff

When Rockwell Collins officially celebrated the first full-rate production delivery of its ARC-210 RT-1939(C) Generation 5 radio to PMA 209, the air combat electronics program office of the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command in late April, it marked a milestone.

June 21, 2011 - 5:10am
Thierry Dubois

Avnir Engineering (Hall 4 Stand AB132) is here promoting its skills in devising test campaigns for aerospace components, such as its recent test of a helicopter’s electric harness holder against vibration and temperature stress. The two-year-old French company, with offices in Paris and Lyon, has an 11-member workforce and is looking to recruit more people.

June 21, 2011 - 5:00am
Gregory Polek

The world’s aircraft leasing industry appears to have weathered the proverbial storm of the global recession and now looks well positioned to exploit aircraft placement opportunities in markets such as China, in particular. However, such opportunities won’t come without their challenges, according to some of the leasing company bosses who appeared at this spring’s International Society of Transport Aircraft Traders (ISTAT) conference.

June 21, 2011 - 2:03am
Kirby J. Harrison

Embraer yesterday bypassed an opportunity to firm up its intentions in the widening campaign to challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus in the single-aisle airliner sector. But the Brazilian airframer also passed a major milestone here in Paris with announcements of 37 orders and options that will take total orders for the E-Jet family over the 1,000-aircraft mark.

June 21, 2011 - 1:56am
Charles Alcock

Virgin America’s eve-of-Paris-show $1.4 billion order for CFM International Leap engines to power its 30 Airbus A320neo airliners provided validation of parent company Safran’s view that the aerospace market is well and truly back in growth mode. Yesterday, the airline gilded the deal with a $400 million contract for rate-per-hour support for the new-generation turbofans over 12 years in service.