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June 8, 2007, 9:53 AM

One of the difficulties with natural leather hide is that it doesn’t stretch consistently, making it difficult for upholsterers to work and resulting in more loss than desirable during the cutting process.

June 8, 2007, 9:49 AM

Aircraft services and systems integrator Emteq has received an initial contract from Hawker Beechcraft for installation of its ne FAA-certified seat heaters in new King Airs.

June 8, 2007, 7:54 AM

E-Leather, from the company of the same name, is leather, but not in a form that a cow ever wore. It’s a unique blend of untanned leather shavings and textiles that the Peterborough, England company has been developing over a period of 10 years.

June 8, 2007, 7:48 AM

SMAC, a subsidiary of MontBlanc Technologies Groupe in Toulon, France, put its first “Smacsonic” viscoconstrained layered noise reduction material in a Falcon 50 about six years ago as part of a development program.

June 8, 2007, 7:43 AM

The Nordam Group of Tulsa, Okla., has been selected by Cessna Aircraft to provide completion cabinetry for the CJ4, the newest business jet in the Wichita OEM’s Citation stable.

June 8, 2007, 7:37 AM

This year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo, the completions event held in Hamburg, Germany, for the past five years, opened to record crowds last month, and at the same time marked its last appearance under the United Kingdom International Press (UKIP) banner.

June 8, 2007, 7:24 AM

The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming! The movie title of 41 years ago seems fitting to describe at least the perception of what is contributing to the current uptick in the large-cabin segment of the used aircraft market.

June 8, 2007, 6:42 AM

Agusta A109A II, Edmonds, Wash., Sept. 29, 2005–The NTSB could not determine the reason for loss of control during the maneuvering flight, which resulted in “an in-flight collision with water.” The helicopter was returning to base at night, over the ocean.

June 8, 2007, 6:38 AM

Beech C99, Butte, Mont., March 18, 2006–The NTSB attributed the Ameriflight cargo airplane’s crash into mountains to the copilot’s failure to follow the published instrument approach procedure and the captain/PIC’s inadequate supervision.

June 8, 2007, 6:33 AM

Eurocopter AS 350-B3, Apache Junction, Ariz., Dec. 14, 2004–The NTSB could not determine the reason for the loss of control the PHI AS 350 experienced on its final approach. The pilot was attempting to land in a parking lot to pick up an accident victim.

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