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June 12, 2007, 9:52 AM

The FAA published a broad final rule last week that incorporates Rnav definitions, clarifies the intent of obstacle departure procedures and modifies definit

June 12, 2007, 9:50 AM

The new owners of Hawker Beechcraft are starting on a high note. The company announced greatly improved first-quarter earnings last week, with net sales in the first quarter of this year up 32.3 percent from the same period a year ago, to $667.8 million.

June 12, 2007, 9:46 AM

NBAA is gearing up to celebrate its 60th anniversary at this year’s annual meeting and exposition in Atlanta. The convention, which will also honor the centennial of manned flight in Georgia, will run from September 25 to 27.

June 12, 2007, 9:38 AM
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Avions de Transport Régional (ATR) is sharing in the booming regional market and the upswing in orders for short-haul turboprop aircraft, with this year already proving fruitful after two record years.

June 12, 2007, 9:27 AM

Galileo Avionica, the Italian division of Selex Sensors & Airborne Systems, is showcasing a new family of airborne sensors named “Gabbiano” (Italian for seagull).

June 12, 2007, 9:22 AM

The Toulouse Business School has designed a dedicated MBA program for the aerospace industry. According to Dr.

June 12, 2007, 9:17 AM

France’s Aerospace Valley, with 94,000 jobs at 1,300 companies (including approximately 1,000 small and medium-sized enterprises– SMEs) and 8,500 research positions, has emerged on the industry map as Europe’s only true aerospace cluster.

June 12, 2007, 7:27 AM

Russia’s largest automotive manufacturer, AutoVAZ, known in Western Europe for its Lada and Niva cars, is working on a new series of rotary-piston engines for aviation applications.

June 12, 2007, 7:18 AM

The Franco-Russian Powerjet SaM146 turbofan engine, which is to power the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional airliner, is set to fly by the end of this month. The first example of the 14,000- to 17,500-pound-thrust family made its first ground run in July 2006 at Rybinsk in Russia.

June 12, 2007, 7:10 AM

GKN Aerospace is working toward out-of-autoclave processing of carbon-epoxy laminated structures upward of 23 feet long and 275 pounds in weight and has already manufactured components up to 8.2 feet long and weighing 175 pounds in an R&D environment.

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