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September 20, 2007, 7:42 AM

Human error is a contributing factor in 60 to 80 percent of all air incidents and accidents, according to FAA statistics. Advisory Circular 120-51E states that many “problems encountered by flight crews have very little to do with the technical aspects of operating in a multi-person cockpit.

September 20, 2007, 7:41 AM

Airbus remains tight-lipped on the subject of what it calls the A380 “Flying Palace,” but that hasn’t kept rumors from swirling or designers from developing proposals for a cabin on two levels with some 6,800 sq ft of living space.

September 20, 2007, 7:38 AM

Seven years ago, at an aircraft factory in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, two engineers met and worked together on Fairchild Dornier’s ambitious 728 and 928 programs.

September 20, 2007, 7:37 AM

Wichita-based Aeroflex, a provider of avionics test equipment, has partnered with Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Corp. (Ameco) Beijing to open a local service center in China.

September 20, 2007, 7:36 AM

Although business aircraft manufacturers talk at length about the effort they’ll make to satisfy a customer, ask a chief pilot or director of maintenance about the service they are receiving–and the service they feel they should be getting–and the answer is likely to be emphatic and passionate.

September 20, 2007, 7:33 AM

Of all the sub-segments of the general aviation market, the turboprop field is the only one not experiencing a marked increase of new development.

September 20, 2007, 7:31 AM

Having won the contract to supply new technology turbofan engines for the Dassault SMS, an emerging super-midsize business jet design from the French manufacturer, Rolls-Royce is in Atlanta this week exuding optimism for itself and the industry in general.

September 20, 2007, 7:31 AM

Fractional-ownership management company OurPlane announced the launch of the first fractional Eclipse 500 VLJ program, based in Jacksonville, Fla.

September 20, 2007, 7:28 AM

Technology that can tell a farmer whether a cow has a fever is the basis for a new monitoring system for aircraft tires.

September 20, 2007, 7:27 AM

Sabreliner’s maintenance and operations (M&O) presentation this afternoon (from 4 to 7 p.m.) is a departure from the NBAA norm, as it’s being held not at the convention center but at the historic City Grill a few blocks away.

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