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November 5, 2007, 6:26 AM

When Rockwell Collins introduced the Pro Line 21 integrated avionics system in 1996, the company proclaimed voice recognition would play a significant role in the avionics’ so-called man-machine interface.

November 5, 2007, 6:24 AM

Rockwell Collins is applying years of flight-test research to its new Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system by combining computer-generated synthetic scenes with infrared enhanced-vision views on the primary flight displays and HUD.

November 5, 2007, 6:21 AM

Supersonic Aerospace (SAI) and Aerion continue their quest to bring a speedy yet environmentally friendly supersonic business jet to market.

November 5, 2007, 6:20 AM

Excel-Jet is looking for a new home to continue with development of the single-engine Sport-Jet and is considering a move to Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles, La., a former air force base with plenty of room for new businesses.

November 5, 2007, 6:18 AM

FF1080-200ER/300ER Progress on the Utilicraft FF1080-200ER freight-feeder pro- totype is accelerating.

November 5, 2007, 6:17 AM

News reports of the death of the Ibis Ae270B program are premature, according to Frank Hong, director of the business management division at Taiwan’s Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC).

November 5, 2007, 6:16 AM

Diamond’s second single-engine D-Jet made its first flight on September 14 in London, Ontario. This D-Jet incorporates aerodynamic improvements derived from flight testing of the first D-Jet and is also production-conforming.

November 5, 2007, 6:14 AM

The EASA granted certification to the Falcon 2000DX on September 19, and FAA certification followed on October 3. Entry into service is expected early next year, following completion of the first 2000DX at Falcon’s Little Rock, Ark. completion center.

November 5, 2007, 6:13 AM

Airplane programs traditionally began in one of two ways: either as a conceptual design, such as the Eclipse 500, which the manufacturer used to drum up deposits for future sales; or as a proof-of-concept prototype (POC), which is basically a full-size flying model airplane designed to show off t

November 5, 2007, 6:10 AM

A small percentage–about 20 percent–of the piston-powered fleet requires 100-octane fuel. Yet these aircraft burn about 70 percent of the total avgas volume, according to Allen Bretz, director of general aviation market at ConocoPhillips.

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