AINalerts » October 18, 2007

October 18, 2007 - 12:47pm

When the U.S.

October 18, 2007 - 12:42pm

In testimony before the House aviation subcommittee yesterday, DOT Inspector General Calvin Scovel told lawmakers that user acceptance and voluntary equipage are the keys for ADS-B to be fully successful.

October 18, 2007 - 12:41pm

Excel-Jet of Monument, Colo., is suing the FAA over the June 2006 crash of its proof-of-concept Sport-Jet, which was destroyed on takeoff from Colorado Springs Airport. According to witnesses, the single-engine composite jet rolled to the left, hit the runway and cartwheeled down the runway just after takeoff.

October 18, 2007 - 12:39pm

As a result of its first investigation of an accident involving an unmanned aircraft, the NTSB issued 22 safety recommendations to address “a wide range of safety issues involving the civilian use of unmanned aircraft.” The Safety Board found that the

October 18, 2007 - 12:28pm

Asked why Textron’s third-quarter revenues are up 15 percent, to $3.3 billion, and profits have skyrocketed 36 percent, to $423 million, company president and CEO Lewis Campbell said during an investor call this morning, “Aircraft deliveries by Cessna, and to a lesser extent Bell Helicopter.” Third-quarter deliveries at Bell came in at 40 helicopters, and Textron expects the division to ship a total of 175 this year.


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