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June 1, 2007, 11:41 AM

In the wake of a first quarter that saw his airline’s operating margins cut by more than half from a year earlier, ExpressJet CEO Jim Ream didn’t see much point last month in revealing traffic figures for the company’s new branded operation.

June 1, 2007, 11:04 AM

The scene was straight out of a science fiction movie. Thick coils of wire wound like serpents along the pale green walls. More wire slithered up from the floor in bundles as thick as rope. Part of an overhead instrument panel hung from the ceiling, suspended by yet more wires.

June 1, 2007, 10:42 AM

While preparing for traffic to double and perhaps even triple in the coming decades, the FAA has made clear that putting up the ground-based infrastructure to support that traffic will be expensive, ultimately costing billions of dollars.

June 1, 2007, 10:36 AM

Evektor has begun prototype assembly of the EV-55 Outback, a nine- to 14-passenger unpressurized turboprop.

June 1, 2007, 10:34 AM

Early in the second quarter, Bell/Agusta Aerospace reported that the BA609 civil tiltrotor program had logged 137 flights and 159 flight hours on ship 001, which is based in Fort Worth, Texas, and 14 flights and 14 flight hours on ship 002 in Cameri, Italy.

June 1, 2007, 10:32 AM

It’s been more than seven years since Vern Raburn launched the Eclipse 500, a small, low-cost very light jet that he predicted would bring “disruptive technology” to aviation.

June 1, 2007, 10:26 AM

Embraer’s May 2005 announcement that the company was launching two new business aircraft–the Phenom 100 very light jet and the Phenom 300 light jet–certainly raised some eyebrows.

June 1, 2007, 7:25 AM

This year poses a stiff test for the debate about whether business aircraft manufacturers need to be at both the annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) and the biennial Paris Air Show.

June 1, 2007, 7:04 AM

House and Senate bills to require all airport employees with access to secure and sterile areas of an airport to undergo metal detection screening in the same manner as airline passengers is drawing criticism from the National Air Transportation Association (NATA).

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