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June 19, 2007, 10:57 PM

Helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft has tapped Honeywell to develop synthetic-vision technology for Black Hawk pilots landing in brownout conditions. The $6.9 million contract is part of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) so-called Sandblaster program.

June 19, 2007, 10:54 PM

L-3 Communications said here at the show Monday that it would produce an electronic flight bag (EFB) portable cockpit computer, adding yet another player to a market already flush with competitors.

June 19, 2007, 10:52 PM

EMS Satcom’s eNfusion SwiftBroadband communications system has been subject to more than 300 hours of trials aboard two Boeing Business Jets, and Rockwell Collins has selected the vendor to develop a satcom system for the Boeing 747-8.

June 19, 2007, 10:51 PM

Desperately keen to present a positive image here at Le Bourget following the past two years’ industrial troubles, Airbus is working to ensure the support of production-line workers for its proposals to rationalize the business.

June 19, 2007, 10:47 PM

GE Aviation’s Systems division expects to complete testing the interface units for the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey some time in the next few weeks, after which the units will be flight tested on the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft.

June 19, 2007, 10:44 PM

Hawker Beechcraft has signed a multi-year contract with Satyam Computer Services, India’s fourth-largest software exporter, to provide design and other services.

June 19, 2007, 10:42 PM

Seattle, Washington-based Aviation Partners Boeing is racking up sales of its efficiency-enhancing Blended Winglets, with new orders from Air China and Shenzhen Airlines for a total of 50 shipsets and from Austrian Airlines for six 767-300ER, the first such application in Europe.

June 19, 2007, 10:40 PM
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Bombardier Aerospace is showing its CRJ900 NextGen regional-jet here in 76-seat guise and the uniform of Northwest Airlines subsidiary Mesaba Airlines less than two weeks after a sister machine was unveiled in Washington, D.C.

June 19, 2007, 10:25 PM

The number of unmanned air vehicles in our skies is growing fast, but there are many regulatory and doctrinal issues to resolve, before UAVs and their ground and underwater-based cousins will operate routinely. 

June 19, 2007, 10:24 PM

Embraer rolled out the first Phenom 100 very light jet at its headquarters in São Jose dos Campos, Brazil, on Saturday, marking the completion of the airplane’s assembly and systems integration phases.

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