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November 16, 2006, 8:52 AM

After celebrating a bumper year in 2005, Rolls-Royce is pushing ahead with a huge program of reorganization to capitalize on its increasingly strong global position and secure its long-term stability.

November 16, 2006, 8:51 AM

Comments are due tomorrow on an FAA draft policy that would essentially streamline the way for manufacturers of Part 23 multi-engine turbine airplanes–including very light jets–to apply for a 10-minute standard for one-engine-inoperative conditions.

November 16, 2006, 8:46 AM

The NTSB determined that the probable cause of the landing accident involving a Gulfstream IV at Teterboro Airport, N.J., on Dec.

November 16, 2006, 8:43 AM

A history of maintenance issues is unfolding at Chalks Ocean Airways, according to a series of recently released NTSB factual reports about last December’s crash of one of the carrier’s Grumman Mallard G73s in Miami, Fla., following separation of the right wing after takeoff.

November 16, 2006, 8:25 AM

The FAA is proposing to decommission all 54 direction finders (DF) and associated DF approaches in all states other than Alaska. “DFs have been used sparingly over the last nine years and the equipment is beyond its useful life cycle,” the agency said.

November 16, 2006, 7:48 AM

In the 1950s and 1960s, turboprop aircraft such as the Vickers Vanguard were more electric than 2006 in-production airplanes. The Vanguard had an electric anti-icing system. So had the Shorts Belfast in the 1960s. The Rolls-Royce Tyne-powered aircraft had eight 50-kVA generators–two per engine.

November 16, 2006, 7:47 AM

While Boeing has arguably taken the lead in more electric aircraft systems with the new 787 airliner, European manufacturers are trying to strike back. Airbus and a group of equipment makers have joined forces on European research projects to validate more electric technologies.

November 16, 2006, 7:41 AM

Probably more active here at Farnborough International 2006 than any other exhibitor is ATC Lasham (Hall 1/Stand B22), which handles all arriving and departing aircraft.

November 16, 2006, 7:34 AM

Honeywell Aerospace (Hall 1 Stand A9) is expanding its presence in Europe with a new Prague-based research and development facility that will employ up to 150 people by the end of 2006, increasing to 475 next year.

November 16, 2006, 7:03 AM

Last week’s transatlantic hop to Farnborough by two Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotors proved the long-range self-deployment capability of the revolutionary tilt-rotor. The daily flying display here by Bell Boeing test pilot Steve Grossmeyer is sure to be one of the highlights for show visitors.