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July 3, 2007, 11:56 AM

Future versions of Honeywell’s integrated primary flight display (IPFD) might include 3-D airport maps that would give pilots a clear view of the entire airport surface whatever the weather or time of day, the company said.

July 3, 2007, 11:45 AM

L-3 Avionics Systems has received STC approval and parts manufacturer approval aboard the King Air C90 for the Iris infrared imaging system. The C90 is the first application for Iris, which a spokeswoman said is generating “tremendous interest.

July 3, 2007, 11:42 AM

Iridium is inching closer to obtaining ICAO and FAA approvals that will allow airlines to use the satellite service for transmitting safety-of-flight messages to ATC on oceanic routes and over the North Pole.

July 3, 2007, 11:25 AM

Comp Air is firming up plans to certify the single-engine turboprop Model 12, having agreed to work with Downing Aviation Associates “to secure funding, engineering and operational resources” to bring the airplane to market.

July 3, 2007, 11:21 AM

Design of Utilicraft’s prototype FF1080-200 twin-engine freight-hauling turboprop has been finalized, and the airplane is scheduled to fly in January, according to John Dupont, chairman, president and CEO. The -200 will serve as a 77-percent-scale prototype of the larger -300ER.

July 3, 2007, 11:18 AM

Recent news reports that Gulfstream plans to build a prototype supersonic business jet (SSBJ) by 2013 are inaccurate, according to a company spokesman. “We’re still doing basic research on sonic boom suppression,” he said.

July 3, 2007, 11:17 AM

Epic’s Elite VLJ made its maiden flight on June 7 from Redmond, Ore.’s Roberts Field.

July 3, 2007, 11:12 AM

UK-based Rolls-Royce has purchased the rights to a new coating process for turbine blades that could improve performance and durability.

July 3, 2007, 11:09 AM

Air-taxi operators and potential operators used a recent VLJ forum, “Business Models for VLJs and Light Jets,” to outline their plans for using the new class of jets to offer point-to-point service.

July 3, 2007, 11:03 AM

A recent Eurocontrol-sponsored VLJ workshop gave the agency and potential operators the opportunity to discuss the impact of the coming class of very light jets (VLJs) on the ATC system.

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