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June 17, 2007, 12:31 AM

In a nod to increasing concerns about the environmental impact of aircraft, CFM International has successfully tested one of its engines fueled by a mix of biofuel and normal Jet-A1 kerosene.The company said the target is for a 20-percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.

June 17, 2007, 12:29 AM

Canadian simulator maker CAE notched sales of three of the company’s 7000 Series full-flight simulators in deals valued at around $45 million.

June 17, 2007, 12:27 AM

A 16-percent operating cost improvement sounds like a formidable hurdle for any aircraft program, but even more so for one at its outset seen as a low-risk grab at a piece of a target market Boeing itself had dismissed as modest at best.

June 16, 2007, 11:05 PM

The U.S. military is preparing to deploy a small number of unmanned “micro air vehicles” in Iraq in an effort to stem the damage caused by roadside bombs.

June 16, 2007, 11:02 PM

By the time the U.S. Air Force took delivery of its 120th Predator unmanned air vehicle, nearly half of them (56) had been destroyed–some to enemy fire, but most to accidents. No pilots were harmed in the making of this statistic, of course.

June 16, 2007, 10:54 PM

Some three weeks after closing negotiations to buy defense logistics contractor Dimensions International, Honeywell Defense and Space president Ed Wheeler prepared to travel to Paris “feeling good” about the company’s position, notwithstanding the tumultuous political environment in the U.S.

June 16, 2007, 6:00 AM

Boeing has awarded Goodyear Tire & Rubber, the world’s largest supplier of aircraft tires, a six-year contract to provide Flight Leader and Flight Radial tires for 737NG aircraft. The “unique body cord shape” of the reduced-weight units is said to minimize stress on takeoff and landing.

June 16, 2007, 5:58 AM

Flight-testing of the Boeing 787 electro-thermal wing ice-protection system, jointly devised by Boeing, GKN Aerospace and Ultra Electronics, is to begin following completion of ground trials in the Boeing research aircraft-icing tunnel. Used for the first time in a U.S.

June 16, 2007, 5:55 AM

Dubai-based carrier Emirates has selected Goodrich electronic flight bags (EFBs) for its entire fleet of Boeing 747s and 777s and Airbus A310s, A330s and A340s. The system includes EFB software, two touch-screen displays and two laptop-docking stations.

June 16, 2007, 5:53 AM

German-based MTU Aero Engines is to build a new low-pressure turbine factory in Rzeszów, southeast Poland. MTU Aero Engines Polska will develop and produce rotor and stator blades for low-pressure turbines as well as assemble those turbines. It will also repair parts.

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