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August 1, 2007, 7:02 AM

Avidyne and WSI have struck a deal under which Avidyne will develop and produce WSI’s new AV300 and AV350 satellite weather data and audio receivers.

August 1, 2007, 7:01 AM

Universal Avionics has obtained supplemental type certification (STC) for its EFI-890R display retrofit in a Gulfstream III.

August 1, 2007, 7:00 AM

Arinc’s new slimmer Ku-band antenna for its Skylink satellite in-flight broadband service is now available. The antenna, originally created for Gulfstream, now comes in a size that fits a wider range of tail-mounted radomes on other aircraft, including Falcons, Globals and Challengers.

August 1, 2007, 6:59 AM

Hoping to avoid a repeat of the congestion delays that have plagued users of its Swift64 aero satcom data network, Inmarsat plans to limit use of its forthcoming SwiftBroadband service by business jet passengers.

August 1, 2007, 6:58 AM

The new TopFlight satellite data unit (SDU) from Thales is set to be installed on a new-build business aircraft later this year by an as yet unidentified manufacturer.

August 1, 2007, 6:55 AM

In April 805,239 flights were recorded in Europe, an increase of 5.6 percent over the same month the previous year. “This increase is beyond our initial forecast, which predicted a four-percent increase in the short, medium and long term,” said Víctor Aguado, director general of Eurocontrol.

August 1, 2007, 6:52 AM

Even though “ATXA” looks as if it belongs on the New York Stock Exchange ticker, add it to your lexicon of GA lobbying groups. The Air Taxi Association (ATXA) is open for business.

August 1, 2007, 6:51 AM

Every day in Europe, aircraft take to the skies more than 30,000 times, and this summer is predicted to be one of the busiest ever in European airspace. Traffic numbers from June 29–when there were 33,480 flights–bear out this prediction.

August 1, 2007, 6:50 AM

The U.S. Air Force last month reiterated its intention to choose a single contractor for a new constellation of global positioning satellites known as GPS III. Teams led by Lockheed Martin and Boeing are competing for the contract to launch eight Block A GPS III satellites by 2013.

August 1, 2007, 6:49 AM

Business jet passengers will be the biggest users of in-flight broadband data services over the next four years, according to a report released last month by an Arlington, Va. research firm.

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