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September 5, 2014, 9:21 AM

Embraer has finished roughly half of its series of critical design reviews (CDRs) for the new E190-E2, and as of early September had released drawings for major parts of the airplane’s all-new wings.

September 5, 2014, 4:35 AM

Sept. 26, 2014

Helicopter Ambulance Departure Rules Simplified

September 5, 2014, 2:35 AM

Christopher Hart was appointed NTSB chairman. A licensed pilot with commercial, multi-engine and instrument ratings, Hart previously served on the NTSB as board member. He replaces Deborah Hersman.

September 5, 2014, 2:22 AM

Custom Control Concepts (CCC), Seattle area-based IFE and CMS provider for executive and head-of-state airliners, has completed a previously announced $1.6 million factory upgrade and expansion.

September 5, 2014, 2:15 AM

Spokane’s Associated Painters, which was acquired by Leading Edge Aviation Services of Forth Worth, Texas, in March last year, opened a new $6 million narrow-body paint hangar in Spokane, Wash.

September 5, 2014, 1:50 AM

Dassault Aviation has tapped Esoteric, a New York City-based provider of cockpit and cabin USB chargers, to supply its new SkyDock line of USB chargers for Falcons. Installations will begin later this year.

September 5, 2014, 1:40 AM

BE Aerospace (BEA) bought Emteq Corporate and its subsidiaries. Emteq provides aircraft interior and exterior lighting, as well as cabin management and power systems.

September 5, 2014, 1:15 AM

Pats Aircraft Systems of Georgetown, Del., completion specialist for widebodies and BBJs and sole provider of auxiliary fuel-tank installations for BBJs, was acquired from Wayzata Investment Partners by Moelis Capital Partners (MCP) of New York City. Pats plans to continue concentrating on BBJ completions, expanding its business by finding more customers overseas and possibly putting more emphasis on its refurbishment business, according to John Martin, who retains his position as Pats president and CEO.

September 4, 2014, 4:47 PM

“We can capture almost 100 aircraft in the business aviation market,” CEO of Superjet International (SJI) Nazario Cauceglia told AIN.

September 4, 2014, 3:35 PM

GE Aviation has revised flight-testing plans for the Passport engine, chosen by Bombardier to power its ultra-long-range Global 7000 and 8000. The engine manufacturer initially planned to begin flight-testing the first development engine on its newly acquired 747-400 flying testbed (FTB) from facilities in Victorville, Calif., in July or August. Now the plan calls for the engine to fly on GE’s 747-100 FTB later this year or early next year.