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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).

June 18, 2007, 5:54 AM

Boeing’s Alteon Training subsidiary has signed an agreement with Northwest Airlines (NWA) to provide flight training on seven aircraft types at the carrier’s Eagan, Minnesota headquarters.

June 18, 2007, 5:48 AM

Nordam Group has elected Industry veteran Jonathan “Jack” Schofield to its board of directors. Schofield spent 38 years in the aviation business, previously serving as president of United Technologies Corp.

June 18, 2007, 5:45 AM

The royal air force of Oman has signed a $1.5 million contract with SARBE for new generation beacons to replace SARBE 6 beacons by the end of this year.

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