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October 30, 2006, 10:48 AM

Satellite communications service provider Satcom Direct gave live demonstrations of Inmarsat’s broadband global area network (BGAN) land mobile technology at last month’s NBAA Convention.

October 30, 2006, 10:46 AM

The ability to surf the Internet at broadband speeds aboard midsize business jets took a step closer to reality last month with Arinc’s announcement that it is developing a reconfigured version of its SkyLink airborne data system.

October 30, 2006, 10:25 AM

Iridium said the number of aircraft fitted with its satellite communications equipment has grown by more than 100 percent in the last year.

October 30, 2006, 10:24 AM

AirCell last month formally launched Axxess, its next-generation airborne telecommunication system developed for installation aboard medium to large business aircraft.

October 30, 2006, 10:14 AM

Bombardier has received FAA, Transport Canada and European certification for the enhanced-vision system (EVS) developed for its Global line of business jets, making the Canadian company the second business jet builder to have gained such approval after Gulfstream did it in 2001.

October 30, 2006, 10:07 AM

A buyout earlier this year by senior company executives has triggered Swiss aircraft instrument maker Revue Thommen’s aggressive entry into the U.S. market, as the 152-year-old company seeks to lure buyers on the opposite side of the Atlantic with a mix of high-quality, low-cost avionics.   

October 30, 2006, 10:05 AM

It was a close race, but in the end Brazilian airplane builder Embraer chose the Garmin G1000 avionics system for the company’s in-development very light jet and light jet, now known officially as the Phenom 100 and 300.

October 30, 2006, 10:03 AM

Avidyne and Ryan International last month announced the completion of a merger that folds Ryan’s traffic-surveillance products into the Avidyne avionics line.

October 30, 2006, 9:54 AM

Adam Aircraft’s A700 VLJ is “moving along swiftly,” company president Joe Walker said last month at the NBAA Convention.

October 30, 2006, 9:13 AM

First flight of Diamond Aircraft’s D-Jet has apparently slipped from this past October to sometime next year, according to the company’s Web site. A Diamond spokesman did not return repeated telephone calls seeking a reason for the delay in the very light jet’s progress.

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