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October 4, 2007, 5:33 AM

“The U.S. rotorcraft industry has fallen behind because of lack of funding and interest,” William Retz, rear admiral USN (ret.), told AIN.

October 4, 2007, 5:28 AM

As the National Airspace System (NAS) has reopened in phases, so have the Department of Transportation (DOT) and FAA clarified in increments the sequence of grounding actions made in the earliest minutes.

October 4, 2007, 5:27 AM

At the end of March, Airservices Australia (the country’s privatized ATC provider) announced that it had contracted with Thales of France to provide ADS-B ground stations at 28 sites, which would combine with the current coastal ATC radars to provide total surveillance coverage across the nation

October 4, 2007, 5:26 AM

Advanced Aerodynamics & Structures, which completed its acquisition of the assets of bankrupt Mooney Aircraft on April 29 and changed its name to Mooney Aerospace Group, has indefinitely suspended development of the Jetcruzer 500.

October 4, 2007, 5:25 AM

Arinc has introduced an electronic flight bag (EFB) for pilots that is notable for its ease of use, handy size and a price that the Annapolis, Md. company hopes will entice corporate flight departments seeking to move away from paper charts.

October 4, 2007, 5:23 AM

By this summer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University expects that the flight-training fleets at its Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz. campuses will be fully equipped with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) avionics.

October 4, 2007, 5:23 AM

A fire last month destroyed a hangar and the two Beech 1900D twin-turboprops inside at Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island, Neb. The hangar was leased by Cheyenne, Wyo.-based commuter airline Great Lakes Aviation.

October 4, 2007, 5:20 AM

FedEx has signed on to assist Really Quiet of Mojave, Calif., in the production, parts management and customer service of the latter company’s Stage 3 translating ejector hush kit for Gulfstream IIs and IIIs.

October 4, 2007, 5:19 AM

Weather data specialist Meteorlogix is stepping up efforts to get its line of aviation-related products out in front of corporate pilots.

October 4, 2007, 5:17 AM

At its triennial meeting in Montreal in early October, the ICAO Assembly–which includes representatives from all 187 ICAO member nations–approved a more flexible approach to the application of aircraft noise regulations.

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