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September 26, 2007, 2:08 PM

GE Aviation (Booth No. 558) has announced plans for a Business Jet Operations Center at its Cincinnati headquarters. The goal is to provide quick, single-contact support to operators of business jets powered by GE’s CF34 and CFM International’s CFM56 engines.

September 26, 2007, 2:01 PM

ExcelAire has expanded its facilities at Islip MacArthur Airport in Long Island, N.Y., with the acquisition of a 110,000-sq-ft FBO. The facility–formerly owned by Garrett Aviation– offers fuel and line service, as well as passenger and crew services.

September 26, 2007, 1:58 PM

With the Feb. 1, 2009 deadline approaching to replace 121.5-MHz emergency locator transmitters (ELT) with 409- MHz units, French firm ELTA is preparing to market a personal ELT that will meet the new mandate at about one fourth the cost of a unit installed in the aircraft.

September 26, 2007, 1:55 PM

With global shipping giant UPS leading the way, business jet operators may soon be able to take advantage of the latest GPS-based navigation system that allows company aircraft to operate more efficiently and safely in the terminal environment.

September 26, 2007, 12:24 PM

Eurocopter is considering introducing fiber placement for helicopter composite fuselage manufacturing as a way to replace manual lay-up and reduce costs by an estimated 20 to 25 percent.

September 26, 2007, 12:23 PM

American Eurocopter has received an FAA aircraft production certificate to manufacture its U.S. Army UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter and EC 145 commercial variant at the company’s plant in Columbus, Miss.

September 26, 2007, 12:22 PM

A malfunction of the flight-control system played a role in the 2005 fatal crash of a Sikorsky S-76 in Estonia, according to an interim report issued by Estonian investigators. The final report is scheduled to be released next spring.

September 26, 2007, 12:21 PM

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September 26, 2007, 12:17 PM

Pilots flying helicopters for the French hospitals’ emergency medical services went on strike twice recently to protest low wages and long hours. In response, the operators’ trade association, SNEH, said that it has already addressed the pilots’ highest-priority grievances.

September 26, 2007, 12:10 PM

Despite an agreement signed in 2006 to mitigate noise around the famous French Riviera city of Saint-Tropez, helicopter operators and local authorities are still at odds about decibels in the popular vacation locale.

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