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June 18, 2007, 10:14 AM

After five years of hard work and great change, airlines expect a projected profit in 2007, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Carriers nearly broke even in 2006 and expect to make $5 billion this year, said director-general Giovanni Bisignani.

June 18, 2007, 10:12 AM

Some two months after announcing the relaunch of 19-seat Twin Otter production, Canada’s Viking Aerospace has begun cutting metal on the first unit at its final assembly plant in Calgary.

June 18, 2007, 10:10 AM

Embraer is here at Le Bourget exhibiting a 170/175 regional airliner, its super-midsize Legacy 600 executive jet and scale models of its new four-seat Phenom 100 very light jet and nine-passenger Phenom 300 light jet.

June 18, 2007, 10:03 AM

Sikorsky is readying its X2 compound helicopter demonstrator for first flight in late 2007 or early 2008, the U.S. manufacturer announced here at the Paris Air Show.

June 18, 2007, 9:13 AM

Turkey’s indigenous primary/basic trainer program now has a name–Huˇrkus¸. It officially received its name on May 23, during the International Defense Industry Fair in Ankara.

June 18, 2007, 9:10 AM

Israel launched another reconnaissance satellite last week as military tensions increase in the Middle East.

June 18, 2007, 7:32 AM

CMC Electronics (Hall 3, Stand D7) is introducing a so-called “portable mission display” for military aircraft called TacView that will do for armed-forces pilots what electronic flight bag (EFB) portable computers do for civilian fliers.

June 18, 2007, 7:29 AM

The retiring president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of America, John Douglass, said modifying the U.S export control system could double the trade surplus from the present record $55 million.

June 18, 2007, 7:26 AM

In the fighter aircraft business, there’s no substitute for combat experience, if you want to impress potential customers. The Dassault Rafale has now dropped bombs in anger as part of NATO’s stabilization effort in Afghanistan.

June 18, 2007, 7:21 AM

Since the appointment at the beginning of 2006 of Itzhak Nissan as president and CEO of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the company’s finances have undergone a radical improvement–a fact underlined by a massively oversubscribed public bond issue concluded earlier this month.

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