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August 29, 2007, 7:31 AM

Although the second quarter of this year raised the order backlog at Hawker Beechcraft to a company record $5.1 billion, roughly double what it was at the same time last year, the realities of purchasing Raytheon’s aircraft division led to an operating loss of $36.6 million.

August 29, 2007, 7:24 AM

In response to a recent spate of aviation safety reports (ASRs) filed by pilots, New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport (TEB) could be in danger of losing one of its departure routes, according to Bill Mack, managing director of the Teterboro Users Group, an advocacy association of airport users and oper

August 29, 2007, 7:14 AM

While the FAA was in the process of reducing the size and shape of the Washington, D.C. air defense identification zone (ADIZ), the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security continued working on mandatory security measures for general aviation.

August 29, 2007, 7:04 AM

Six professional engineering societies jointly presented the Elmer A. Sperry Award to the developers of the EMAS (engineered material arresting system), which helps prevent injury after runway overruns by stopping aircraft in beds of specially engineered concrete.

August 29, 2007, 6:58 AM

Clearwater, Fla. instrument manufacturer Aerosonic bought Op Technologies, a Beaverton, Ore. manufacturer of glass cockpit avionics suites. The move is a perfect fit, said Aerosonic executive v-p Mark Perkins, “because we were headed down the path of developing our own glass display products.

August 29, 2007, 6:55 AM

In an unusual display of harmony, leaders of 18 aviation associations signed a letter to President Bush asking that he appoint a new FAA Administrator to the normal five-year term instead of a recess appointment that the Senate might not approve by the end of the next session.

August 29, 2007, 6:47 AM

Inconsistencies between the Mitsubishi MU-2B elevator trim indicator scale dial and the elevator trim mechanical stop have prompted the FAA to issue an airworthiness directive, requiring owners to modify the scale dial so that it is consistent with elevator trim capability.

August 29, 2007, 6:44 AM

The NTSB has completed a majority of the on-site investigation into the August 16 fatal crash of a de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver floatplane in Ketchikan, Alaska.

August 29, 2007, 6:42 AM

The FAA issued a special condition fire-extinguishing requirement for the Adam Aircraft A700.

August 29, 2007, 6:40 AM

A Brazilian judge asked ExcelAire pilots Joseph Lepore and Jan Paladino to return to Brazil to testify at the August 27 beginning of the trial on criminal charges, but according to Joel Weiss, their U.S. attorney, the two pilots did not return to Brazil to testify.

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