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July 24, 2007, 10:13 AM

Brazil’s Embraer continued to spread its steadily expanding influence among the world’s airlines last month with a 12-aircraft order for 76-seat Embraer 170s from Finnair and the entry into service of a pair of Chinese-built ERJ-145s in the People’s Republic.

July 24, 2007, 9:58 AM

As studies on Bombardier’s proposed 110- to 130-seat jets progress, all the early talk about extensive use of new high-tech composites in the airframe now appears somewhat exaggerated if not a complete misrepresentation.

July 24, 2007, 9:55 AM

Bombardier’s once beleaguered Q400 turboprop continued its steady but certain market penetration in the Far East last month when Japan Air Commuter committed to four more of the 78-seat turboprops.

July 24, 2007, 9:54 AM

The newly established leasing arm of Finnish flag carrier Finnair last month placed a firm order for 12 Embraer 170 regional jets as part of a deal worth more than $300 million that calls for first delivery of the 76-seat airplanes by the fall of next year.

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.

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