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March 28, 2007, 7:10 AM

With more than 340 exhibitors signed up by late February, organizers of the fifth Aircraft Interiors Expo 2004 (scheduled to be held from March 30 to April 1 in Hamburg, Germany) expect this show to be the biggest yet, “at least 35 percent bigger than last year.” This year’s show will be highligh

March 28, 2007, 7:09 AM

Midcoast Aviation of Cahokia, Ill., has received a special regulatory exemption for installation of a mid-cabin door on the Falcon 900B and 900EX. The hard-surface, manually operated pocket door would replace the current curtain separator.

March 28, 2007, 7:08 AM

B/E Aerospace has received an STC for after-market installation of direct and indirect LED lighting in the Cessna Citation 500 series. The Citation 500 STC is the latest step in the certification of the company’s LED system.

March 28, 2007, 7:06 AM

The CTT Systems Zonal Comfort System has been ordered by Jet Aviation for a Boeing 767-300ER and is being installed as part of a major executive interior completion project by Jet Aviation’s Basel, Switzerland facility.

March 28, 2007, 7:00 AM

Last June Bell/Agusta completed initial testing of its BA609 civil tiltrotor at Bell’s Fort Worth, Texas flight-test center. At the time, project test pilot Roy Hopkins said he was particularly impressed by the tiltrotor’s handling qualities.

March 28, 2007, 6:57 AM

Jean Ross Howard Phelan, a pioneering airplane and helicopter pilot, died early last month at the age of 87. During World War II she helped aviation legend Jackie Cochran run a base for the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP).

March 28, 2007, 6:56 AM

Bristow Helicopters has ordered two Eurocopter EC 225s, with a scheduled service entry of spring next year. The order for this latest addition to the Super Puma family is valued at approximately E32 million ($40.3 million), and Bristow has options on an additional two aircraft.

March 28, 2007, 6:55 AM

A research program commissioned by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has produced findings that could lead to safer night landings on offshore helidecks.

March 28, 2007, 6:53 AM

Rolls-Royce has introduced a new network of service centers that it claims offers “unprecedented” full-capability repair and overhaul (R&O) support to operators of its Model 250 engines.

March 28, 2007, 6:51 AM

Aviation Industry Expo 2007 hosted attendees from across the nation and around the globe, including a 30-person contingent from Russia. Nearly 500 companies exhibited this year, including more than 120 first-timers.

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