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March 27, 2007, 12:03 PM

In a program that started more than 10 years ago, the FAA is now in the final stages of its northeast airspace redesign project, which involves “a wholesale restructuring” of the cruising, departure and arrival routes and procedures in more than 31,000 sq mi of airspace encompassing 21 major airp

March 27, 2007, 12:01 PM

Lingering uncertainty about whether cellphone calls placed by airline passengers would cause interference with the cell system on the ground has prompted the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to drop a longstanding proposal to relax the current ban.

March 27, 2007, 11:59 AM

Raytheon yesterday announced it completed the sale of its wholly owned Raytheon Aircraft subsidiary to Hawker Beechcraft, a new privately held company formed by GS Capital Partners (an affiliate of Goldman Sachs) and Onex Partners, for approximately $3.3 billion in cash.

March 27, 2007, 11:35 AM

Not too much has gone right in Iraq lately, but a small Dubai-based company has played an important part in what little has.

March 27, 2007, 10:37 AM

Every few years, a debate erupts about whether the phenomenon of ice bridging is real or something questionable that pilots discuss while hangar flying or warning of the dangers of flying in icing conditions.

March 27, 2007, 7:53 AM

Not too much has gone right in Iraq lately, but a small Dubai-based company has played an important part in what little has.

March 27, 2007, 7:38 AM

Anyone who has purchased an aircraft or airplane engine knows the process is complicated, especially when you consider the mountain of paperwork through which buyers and sellers are often required to navigate.

March 27, 2007, 7:24 AM

The first flight-worthy Williams FJ44-3AP engine for the prototype PiperJet has arrived at Piper Aircraft’s factory in Vero Beach, Fla. Engineers are still fine-tuning the design, and wind-tunnel testing continues while technicians manufacture tooling for the prototype.

March 27, 2007, 7:20 AM

For many years, companies such as Space Expeditions, Space Adventures and even some airlines have been seriously talking about lofting paying passengers into space on privately operated (non-governmental) vehicles. When Burt Rutan’s SpaceShipOne won the X-Prize on Oct.

March 27, 2007, 7:06 AM

As Congress began hearings last month on the Bush Administration’s plan to fund the FAA, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey attempted to do what one lawmaker called “defending the indefensible.”

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