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March 27, 2007, 12:48 PM

Blue Sky Network has introduced a portable satellite communication device for tracking aircraft and transmitting text messages and short-code reports.

March 27, 2007, 12:47 PM

Alternative Avionics in Waterford, Mich., has gained an STC for installation of upgraded air-data computers and pitot-static probes in the Hawker 700, a modification that the company said provides a pathway to RVSM approval while also improving autopilot functionality.

March 27, 2007, 12:45 PM

Aerospace and defense industry supplier Esterline last month wrapped up its acquisition of Canadian avionics maker CMC Electronics.

March 27, 2007, 12:44 PM

Avionics makers highlighted a number of intriguing technologies for helicopters at last month’s Heli-Expo in Orlando, Fla., none more buzz-worthy than the synthetic-vision system (SVS) concepts unveiled by Thales and Honeywell.

March 27, 2007, 12:42 PM

Although Inmarsat officials insist that the company is exploring ways to alleviate Swift64 data traffic congestion–which has been preventing many users of the satellite ISDN service from accessing the network at peak times–they say improvements won’t come until this summer when engineers start im

March 27, 2007, 12:39 PM

Gulfstream Aerospace hosted a NASA F-15 in Savannah, Ga., on February 14 for an aerial demonstration of its Quite Spike telescopic nose spike installation.

March 27, 2007, 12:39 PM

Loran advocates believe they are on a roll. A number of events that transpired so far this year, coupled with a government report on loran due soon, have boosted their confidence that this could be the year when their system finally gains its long-due recognition.

March 27, 2007, 12:37 PM

FlightSafety International (FSI) is expanding its training options, offering a Web-based eLearning system that also provides a learning management system (LMS) for training tracking, monitoring and testing.

March 27, 2007, 12:35 PM

Grob Aerospace resumed the SPn flight-test program on February 23, with acting chief test pilot Tore Reimers and flight-test engineer Alan Lawless taking to the air in prototype number one.

March 27, 2007, 12:33 PM

The BA609 Tiltrotor program is continuing slowly toward certification, now planned for 2010.

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