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July 24, 2007, 9:52 AM

Fairchild Dornier Aero Industries has filed for bankruptcy protection in a German district court, virtually ensuring the end of the latest attempt to resuscitate the long-foundering 728 regional jet.

July 24, 2007, 9:50 AM

The House aviation subcommittee plans to hold a hearing at the behest of Rep. William Lipinski (D-Ill.) to address the congressman’s grievances over Independence Air’s peak-hour slots at Chicago O’Hare Airport. In a letter to subcommittee chairman Rep.

July 24, 2007, 9:47 AM

Occasionally, GPS satellites are spread across the sky in configurations that prevent a receiver from calculating a good position fix. When that happens, the unit’s receiver autonomous integrity monitor (RAIM) will generate an alert to the pilot to use an alternative navigation source.

July 24, 2007, 9:44 AM

Ask any copilot of a HUD-equipped airplane what a low-visibility approach looks like, and the answer will be the same–no different from any other airplane. But that’s not because the HUD doesn’t help.

July 24, 2007, 9:41 AM

While most ADS-B installations will be in aircraft, system proponents see the technology being applied in other ways. At Juneau, Alaska, FAA Capstone officials and airport personnel have launched a project that places the airborne equipment in airport vehicles. This has two benefits.

July 24, 2007, 9:36 AM

It’s a small world, after all, and the one-two combination of a business airplane and an Internet connection for the cabin can make it seem even smaller.

July 24, 2007, 9:29 AM

Honeywell’s Apex glass cockpit will be a future optional avionics upgrade for the Ae270 turboprop single, currently under development by Ibis Aerospace of the Czech Republic.

July 24, 2007, 9:27 AM

Innovative Solutions & Support announced last month that the FAA has awarded the company TSO certification for its 12- by 9-inch flat-panel flight display after a combination of successful ground and flight demonstration milestones.

July 24, 2007, 9:21 AM

AirCell reports it has successfully completed the initial phase of flight testing for a new airborne telecommunications link, which is claimed to provide average data speeds in flight of 300- to 500 kilobytes per second and peak rates up to 2.4 megabytes per second.

July 24, 2007, 9:18 AM

Honeywell last month announced that it has delivered more than 30,000 enhanced ground proximity warning systems (EGPWS), placing the safety gear in rarefied air among the top sellers of all time in stand-alone avionics units.

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