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March 19, 2007, 8:11 AM

Donaldson Co. announced yesterday that it has acquired Aerospace Filtration Systems (AFS) of St. Louis, Mo. The deal, which was inked on Tuesday, calls for AFS to become a wholly owned subsidiary of the worldwide supplier of filters and support.

March 19, 2007, 8:10 AM

Goodrich Corp. of Charlotte, N.C., announced yesterday that it has developed DC starter-generator brushes to extend the time between overhaul required on a helicopter’s starter or generator.

March 16, 2007, 3:17 PM

Certification by the Czech civil aviation authorities of the Ae270 turboprop single has slipped once again, from the second quarter of this year to late August, with FAA certification now anticipated for late September or October (from June), according to Jeff Conrad, v-p of marketing.

March 16, 2007, 3:15 PM

Last year, officials at Farnborough Aircraft of Farnborough, England, “spent most of the year on the investment trail,” according to Jonathan Sumner, marketing director. The search for additional funding continues this year, but the prospects appear brighter.

March 16, 2007, 3:14 PM

Englewood, Colo.-based Aviation Technology Group announced last month it had selected Albuquerque, N.M., as the manufacturing site for the two-seat, Williams FJ33-powered Javelin.

March 16, 2007, 3:10 PM

Clenching your jaw on approach? Worse, are you doing it while watching television at home hoping your pager won’t go off? You’re not alone, according to Bobbie Sullivan, Ph.D., principal researcher for an aircrew stress study.

March 16, 2007, 3:06 PM

Representatives of Pilatus Business Aircraft were on hand January 8 to witness the unveiling of SimCom Training Center’s newest simulator, an advanced Pilatus PC-12 non-motion simulator installed at SimCom’s Scottsdale, Ariz. facility. Thomas Bosshard, president and CEO Pilatus’ U.S.

March 16, 2007, 2:58 PM

Business aircraft crews and passengers are generally aware of the danger of prolonged exposure to noise in terms of hearing loss. Now there is a growing body of evidence that prolonged exposure to a combination of high-intensity and low-frequency noise may pose far more serious health threats.

March 16, 2007, 2:55 PM

The GPS approach is out, and the Rnav approach is in. That’s because many pilots tend to think of GPS as a land-based navaid like a VOR, NDB or as a part of an ILS, and experts believe that thinking is misleading.

March 16, 2007, 2:51 PM

In front of more than 1,000 guests, including Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and many of the country’s top government officials and executives, Embraer rolled out the first Embraer 190 on February 9 at its São José dos Campos plant.

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