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December 13, 2006, 7:31 AM

Over 20 years ago the Moscow-based Scientific Research Institute of Instrument Building (NIIP) made military aviation history with the production of the Mikoyan MiG-31’s N007 Zaslon radar.

December 13, 2006, 7:28 AM

“Safety is not a book, not software; it’s a culture,” said Airbus training and flight operations support and services vice president Jean-Michel Roy, describing new flight- and ground-training systems introduced with the new A380 very large airliner.

December 13, 2006, 7:26 AM

European industry officials hope that relationships with regulators and other agencies will  improve following recent consolidation of representative trade lobby groups.

December 13, 2006, 7:23 AM

Although not backed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security research-and-development fund, at least four other antimissile systems are vying to protect civil aircraft from the Manpad threat: L-3 Avisys of the U.S., and Israeli groups Elisra, ELTA/IMI and Elop.

December 13, 2006, 7:22 AM

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is about to oversee tests of antimissile airliner protection equipment on board an American Airlines Boeing 767.

December 13, 2006, 7:18 AM

To many, the notion that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will one day fly alongside passenger airliners and other aircraft, in fair weather and foul, still seems like science fiction.

December 13, 2006, 7:17 AM

If anyone can make UAVs sexy, it must be the Italians. For 30 years, Galileo Avionica’s Meteor division has been building and selling the sleek, jet-powered Mirach target drone.

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.

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