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December 13, 2006, 7:15 AM

Airbus believes it is close to correcting a fuel management software glitch that contributed to a Virgin Atlantic Airways A340-600 diversion earlier this year. In related work, Airbus also has begun a fleet-wide retrofit program that should eliminate false fuel system fault messages.

December 13, 2006, 7:12 AM

NASA once sprinkled its research monies throughout “a field of 1,000 flowers,” some of which would blossom. In coming budget years, the U.S. agency’s Aeronautical Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) has far fewer seeds to sow.

December 13, 2006, 7:07 AM

You couldn’t be in a better place than Le Bourget during airshow week to appreciate–if that’s the right word–aircraft noise.

December 13, 2006, 7:04 AM

European engine manufacturers are joining forces on Vital, a research program co-funded by the European Commission that aims to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and noise emissions by commercial aircraft.

December 13, 2006, 7:01 AM

Airlines around the world in the market for equipment to serve the emerging 100-seat sector have no fewer than five choices to evaluate here at the Paris Air Show this week.

December 13, 2006, 6:57 AM

Plastic thermoforming specialist Dedienne Plasturgie, a sibling of Dedienne Aerospace, manufacturer of aircraft maintenance, tooling and ground support equipment, is in the business of replacing conventional aircraft metallic parts with plastic versions, integrating several functions.

December 13, 2006, 6:55 AM

Gamesa, the Spanish aerospace equipment manufacturer, has begun a drastic cost-reduction plan for the current financial year following a two-thirds plunge in profits due mainly to a reduction in orders from Embraer.

December 13, 2006, 6:52 AM

Aircraft cushion specialist Celso says interest is rising for its Soly’t lightened cushion. Thanks to its presence in the cabin of the new Airbus A380 airliner, the small French company is gaining market exposure.

December 13, 2006, 6:23 AM

The EMAS arrestor bed at the end of Teterboro (New Jersey) Airport’s Runway 6 is difficult to see at night, and two jets have taxied into the bed, made of porous concrete by ESCO’s Engineered Material Arresting System Division and designed to stop aircraft traveling at high speed.

December 13, 2006, 6:21 AM

On December 1 Learjet 36 N26FN with two pilots and one passenger aboard lost its right elevator while maneuvering off the coast of San Diego. L-3 Communications Flight Capital was operating the airplane under Part 91.

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