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June 18, 2007, 7:29 AM

The retiring president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of America, John Douglass, said modifying the U.S export control system could double the trade surplus from the present record $55 million.

June 18, 2007, 7:26 AM

In the fighter aircraft business, there’s no substitute for combat experience, if you want to impress potential customers. The Dassault Rafale has now dropped bombs in anger as part of NATO’s stabilization effort in Afghanistan.

June 18, 2007, 7:21 AM

Since the appointment at the beginning of 2006 of Itzhak Nissan as president and CEO of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the company’s finances have undergone a radical improvement–a fact underlined by a massively oversubscribed public bond issue concluded earlier this month.

June 18, 2007, 7:18 AM

In one of his first appearances as new chief executive of ATR, a somewhat hesitant Stéphane Mayer announced new orders from Berjana Airlines of Malaysia (for four ATR 72-500s) and from Total Linhas Aereas of Brazil for three ATR 42-500s, two 72-500s and five options.

June 18, 2007, 7:11 AM

Following two years of record orders for new jetliners, a principal consideration for the manufacturers is how best to manage assembly and provision of supplies to match the higher rates of aircraft delivery.

June 18, 2007, 7:10 AM

Mixed results for Safran’s subsidiaries last year and an internal investigation into accounting irregularities last December that resulted in top executive changes have again raised the question of the wisdom of the controversial merger of leading French aerospace and engine and equipment manufac

June 18, 2007, 7:07 AM

Regional turboprop maker ATR has picked CMC Electronics’ class-2 electronic flight bags (EFBs). These will be available both as an option on new ATR 42 and ATR 72 aircraft or for retrofit on in-service ones. CMC’s EFBs feature 8.4-inch, high-resolution XGA displays.

June 18, 2007, 6:18 AM

Pratt & Whitney has installed the first JT8D-200 series QuietEagle noise reduction system on a VIP McDonnell Douglas MD-87.

June 18, 2007, 6:08 AM

Tame Línea Aérea del Ecuador has converted two options on Embraer 190 regional jets into firm orders, Embraer announced here at the Paris Air Show. This will bring to five the number of Embraer 170/190 family aircraft in operation with the state-owned Ecuadorian airline.

June 18, 2007, 6:06 AM

AirCell’s Axxess satellite communications system has gained European certification aboard a Cessna Citation 650. Performed by Ruag Aerospace in Germany, the installation obtained approval last month from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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