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September 21, 2007, 7:12 AM

California-based Jet Source aviation center (Booth No. 6041), celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year, is looking to the future by increasing its use of solar power.

September 21, 2007, 7:10 AM

Eurocopter recently completed the manufacturing of an EC 155 rear fuselage using a fiber-placement process. The company said the procedure consisted of placing “unidirectional composite material on the lay-up mold” automatically.

September 21, 2007, 6:56 AM

Manufacturers are relying more on composite materials for business aircraft construction thanks to a drop in manufacturing costs and better automation.

September 21, 2007, 6:53 AM

Representatives from global flight tracking and IT solutions provider Flight Explorer (Booth No. 1714) are here to demonstrate the latest version of the Flight Explorer Professional Edition software package.

September 21, 2007, 6:51 AM

The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) is handing out free copies of its 2007/08 Pilot’s Guide to Avionics at its NBAA booth (No. 2831).

September 21, 2007, 6:50 AM

MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg’s exhibit here (Booth No. 8625) is designed around touting its expertise in supporting General Electric CF34 engines that power business jets such as Bombardier’s Challenger 601, 604 and 605.

September 21, 2007, 6:48 AM

Universal Weather & Aviation (Booth No. 7666) has received FAA approval to become an aircraft dispatcher training course provider and is now offering the course to the general public.

The first public six-week course began September 10. The next is scheduled to start November 5.

September 21, 2007, 6:46 AM

Sandel Avionics (Booth No. 953) has announced that the patented light-emitting diode (LED) backlighting electronic flight instrument technology it unveiled last year at NBAA’06 will be applied across its entire current product line.

September 21, 2007, 6:44 AM

EADS Socata (Booth No. 3871) has started exploring a liquid-resin infusion (LRI) process for composite fuselage construction.

September 21, 2007, 6:41 AM

The latest member of the CitationJet family, the CJ4, is beginning to take shape on jigs and fixtures at Cessna’s headquarters in Wichita. “The first test airplane is in build status,” said Norm Baker, Citation CJ4 program manager.