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December 11, 2006, 8:56 AM

Following its introduction into service with the four Eurofighter partner air forces–Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom–in spring 2004, the service Typhoon fleet has passed 5,000 hours of flight.

December 11, 2006, 8:54 AM

Dubai-based Airbus subsidiary Total Airline Services Co. (TASC) recently completed a commercial audit of Middle East airlines and is currently working on cabin interior design and delivery for the entire Etihad Airways fleet.

December 11, 2006, 8:53 AM

Among the 13 national and industry pavilions here at Dubai 2005 is one representing a group of aviation specialists from Austria. A strong VIP delegation from the country includes senior government officials, its ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and the embassy’s commercial attaché.

December 11, 2006, 8:52 AM

Hydraulics International has been awarded two U.S. government contracts–one for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and a second to supply corrosion control carts to the U.S. Navy. For the JSF, the company will provide both diesel and electric power supplies.

December 11, 2006, 8:52 AM

Aerospatiale AS 350BA, Haines, Alaska, April 6, 2006–The Coastal Helicopters AS 350 air taxi landed on a grassy area near a beach and the main rotor blades struck a tree. The NTSB said the pilot had failed to maintain adequate clearance from an object when landing at a remote site.

December 11, 2006, 8:51 AM

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has announced that it will modernize the 17 used F-16s that were previously provided to the Kingdom of Jordan by the U.S.

December 11, 2006, 8:50 AM

Satellite communications specialist Thrane & Thrane is here at the Dubai airshow with a new compact portable satellite terminal. The Explorer 500 weighs less than three pounds, but offers data rates up to 432 kbps.

December 11, 2006, 8:49 AM

Most people know the Antonov An-140 as a Ukrainian airplane, developed and produced by the Kharkov State   Aircraft Manufacturing Co. (KSAMC).

December 11, 2006, 8:47 AM

Bell 206-L1 LongRanger, Gentry, Ark., Feb. 21, 2005–The NTSB attributed the EMS accident to the pilot’s improper decision to maneuver in an environment conducive to a loss of tail-rotor effectiveness and his failure to properly execute an autorotation.

December 11, 2006, 8:45 AM

Eurocopter AS 350 B3, Pilar, N.M., Jan. 29, 2005–The NTSB blamed the accident on the pilot’s failure to maintain control and his improper use of night-vision goggles (NVGs).

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