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November 27, 2006, 12:46 PM

Jeppesen has announced the addition of three more airlines to the growing list of carriers that are moving away from paper in favor of electronic navigation charts.

November 27, 2006, 12:41 PM

Selex Sensors & Airborne Systems (Outside Exhibit 2) has flown its new PicoSAR synthetic aperture radar, demonstrating the system’s ability to map both urban and rural areas at altitudes ranging from 3,000 to 9,500 feet.

November 27, 2006, 12:40 PM

It has been six years since Cessna last had a presence at a Farnborough air show. The company skipped the last two, reasoning that the aerospace and defense giants in residence were starting to crowd out business jet makers.

November 27, 2006, 12:37 PM

Eurocopter added a large order to its book just before the Farnborough airshow opened when the Australian government signed a contract on June 30 for 34 more NH90 military helicopters for its army, increasing its total orders to 46 aircraft.

November 27, 2006, 12:35 PM

Pratt & Whitney has revealed the first newly manufactured components its Global Materials Solutions subsidiary has produced for the rival CFM56-3 engine.In response to CFM criticisms that non-genuine CFM56-3 parts could suffer reliability issues, P&W president Steve Finger said, “We’ve in

November 27, 2006, 12:34 PM

Hamilton Sundstrand (Hall 4 Stand F13) has announced the signing of a long-term maintenance agreement with low-cost carrier Ryanair. The contract covers test, repair and overhaul for the manufacturer’s products on the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737s.

November 27, 2006, 12:30 PM

International Communications Group (Hall 4 Stand C96) of Newport News, Virginia, announced a new cordless Iridium phone for business aircraft cabins. The handset incorporates active noise reduction technology as well as an auto shutoff feature that helps preserve battery life.

November 27, 2006, 12:29 PM

Following intensive research and development, RFD Beaufort (Hall 1 Stand D9/10) has launched new armored vests for helicopter and fixed-wing crews.

November 27, 2006, 12:18 PM

AgustaWestland is not relocating all its military helicopter manufacturing to the UK, as had been assumed by some in the wake of last month’s dual announcements of a UK Ministry of Defence order for 70 Future Lynx helicopters and the news that the firm’s AW149 model will be built at its facility

November 27, 2006, 12:17 PM

EADS has found a solution to save 650 out of 1,050 jobs at the Bordeaux facility of its Sogerma Services subsidiary. France-based TAT group, which now operates its maintenance, repair and overhaul business under the Sabena Technics brand, is taking over the site’s maintenance activity.