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June 4, 2007, 6:51 AM

Eurocopter is to issue a Service Bulletin that should solve a fleet-wide problem with the EC 145’s tail-rotor controls. In April, the FAA had issued an airworthiness directive (AD) calling for inspections and possible part replacement.

June 4, 2007, 6:45 AM

MD Helicopters (MDH) last month dismissed as ill-founded “rumors” circulating that the company is for sale.

June 1, 2007, 12:37 PM

To ensure their continued survival in the face of reduced income per passenger, regional operators sometimes seek solace in the arms of major carriers, which then might have to re-learn the realities of the regional game.

June 1, 2007, 12:12 PM

Availability of in-flight entertainment (IFE) ranks among the top factors that influence the loyalty of passengers, who have become increasingly aware of their travel “experience.” Even on short- and medium-haul flights, customers have come to expect such conveniences as feature films, communicat

June 1, 2007, 11:55 AM

Current and future airplane use, fleet complexity and increased competition all will influence decisions about new aircraft by short-haul airlines, according to Jurgen Hild, head of regional partner management at German flag carrier Lufthansa.

June 1, 2007, 11:41 AM

In the wake of a first quarter that saw his airline’s operating margins cut by more than half from a year earlier, ExpressJet CEO Jim Ream didn’t see much point last month in revealing traffic figures for the company’s new branded operation.

June 1, 2007, 11:04 AM

The scene was straight out of a science fiction movie. Thick coils of wire wound like serpents along the pale green walls. More wire slithered up from the floor in bundles as thick as rope. Part of an overhead instrument panel hung from the ceiling, suspended by yet more wires.

June 1, 2007, 10:42 AM

While preparing for traffic to double and perhaps even triple in the coming decades, the FAA has made clear that putting up the ground-based infrastructure to support that traffic will be expensive, ultimately costing billions of dollars.

June 1, 2007, 10:36 AM

Evektor has begun prototype assembly of the EV-55 Outback, a nine- to 14-passenger unpressurized turboprop.

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