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March 5, 2007, 9:13 AM

Industry observers expect protests from Lockheed Martin and ITT claiming that Raytheon enjoys an unfair advantage in the FAA’s reported $1.5 billion nationwide ADS-B program, following the agency’s  announcement that all three qualified as bidders.

March 5, 2007, 9:12 AM

As the industry digests the more than 100 changes to Part 61 the FAA has proposed, some associations are taking positions on the more substantial changes. The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and AOPA oppose the proposed additional tasks required to remain instrument current.

March 5, 2007, 9:11 AM

VLJ developer Eclipse Aviation announced last week that its relationship with avionics supplier Avidyne has ended. Eclipse plans to announce shortly which companies will supply components for the Model 500’s Avio integrated avionics system.

March 5, 2007, 9:05 AM

Indian state-owned National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) continue working on a 12-passenger twin-turboprop pusher called the Saras, named after the graceful Indian crane.

March 5, 2007, 9:04 AM

Eurocontrol will introduce a new process for assigning the secondary surveillance radar (SSR) codes used by ATC for radar services.

March 5, 2007, 9:02 AM

The FAA assumed that its chosen ADS-B program bidders–Lockheed Martin, ITT and Raytheon–would submit competitive offers on the expected system configuration.

March 5, 2007, 9:01 AM

Bombardier announced on Tuesday it is designating an aircraft dedicated to AOG parts delivery. At the same time it announced an improved facility.

March 5, 2007, 8:58 AM

Dassault Aviation confirmed at its annual results briefing in Paris last month that it will launch a super-midsize Falcon, probably next year.

February 21, 2007, 7:34 AM

Paul Schweizer seems to have taken well to his unfamiliar role as an employee.

February 21, 2007, 7:17 AM

During a Sunday morning press conference here at Heli-Expo, Eurocopter president Fabrice Bregier quietly announced a pending agreement with China to codevelop a new helicopter.

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