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January 24, 2007, 5:27 AM

Cessna has placed an order with avionics maker Innovative Solutions & Support for an undisclosed number of flat-panel cockpit displays that will be offered as part of an upgrade program for operators of older Citations.

January 24, 2007, 5:24 AM

In a shift from its traditional role serving the airlines, Thales is preparing to expand its presence in North America this year with a line of avionics products for business jets.

January 24, 2007, 3:54 AM

Toulouse, France-based aerial work specialist AeroVision is further developing its proprietary aerial cinematography system, which Airbus uses exclusively for in-flight images. The camera system is mounted on a modified Aerospatiale Corvette.

January 23, 2007, 11:14 AM
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The promise of ADS-B is well known by now: provide quality surveillance at a lower cost than conventional radar and improve situational awareness in the cockpit, thereby reducing the number of accidents or incidents–such as runway incursions–in the air and on the ground.

January 23, 2007, 11:12 AM

Notwithstanding recent complaints of poor operational performance by the nation’s biggest regional airlines, passenger boardings, revenue passenger miles (RPMs), load factors and average trip distance all broke records during last year’s third quarter, according to statistics compiled by Washingt

January 23, 2007, 11:09 AM

The FAA wonders why pilots occasionally land on taxiways, and in new Engineering Brief No. 72 recommended “mitigation measures” to prevent such landings.

January 23, 2007, 11:08 AM

Pinnacle Airlines bought Manassas, Va.-based Colgan Air for $20 million last month.

January 23, 2007, 11:08 AM

A new code-share contract signed last month by St. George, Utah-based SkyWest to fly from Milwaukee and Kansas City as Midwest Connect stands as the centerpiece of Midwest Airlines’ strategy to fend off a hostile buyout overture from AirTran Airways.

January 23, 2007, 11:07 AM

Although the FAA needs to hire 11,800 new controllers through Fiscal Year 2015 to replace retirees and other vacancies, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association noted the agency’s latest FAA Administrator’s Fact Book reports that the overall total number of controllers dropped from 14,227

January 23, 2007, 11:06 AM

Mike Redenbaugh, who joined Bell Helicopter in May 2003 as president after being a v-p at Honeywell engines, resigned from the company last month. Textron, Bell’s parent, named Textron executive Richard Millman to replace Redenbaugh.

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