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March 30, 2007, 7:43 AM

A handful of business aircraft operators have started transmitting flight-intent data to the FAA’s ATC System Command Center in Herndon, Va.

March 30, 2007, 7:42 AM

The struggling airline industry produced another casualty last month with Boeing’s announcement that it will put the brakes on its once ambitious Air Traffic Management unit (AIN, July 2003, page 85).

March 30, 2007, 7:40 AM

Danis Ranque, CEO of European electronics conglomerate Thales, insisted last month that the company is not likely to be the object of a merger or takeover, contrary to some speculation in the financial press.

March 30, 2007, 7:39 AM

The merger of two small avionics firms, Sfim and Arnav, has led to the creation of Sagem Avionics, a Grand Prairie, Texas-based company with about 50 employees and a line of specialty equipment ranging from autopilots and flight-data acquisition units to satcom systems and glass displays for expe

March 30, 2007, 7:38 AM

A Beech Starship has joined the world’s most famous flying boat and the “world’s fastest aircraft” on exhibit in an Oregon museum, thanks to a donation by Raytheon Aircraft. The three aircraft are among those displayed at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville.

March 30, 2007, 7:36 AM

Gore Design Completions, armed with a new contract in hand for a Boeing 767-300ER head-of-state interior and an abiding faith in God, has broken ground for a $12.5 million completion and refurbishment center.

March 30, 2007, 7:34 AM

“The pilot’s failure to obtain the proper touchdown point on the runway at Cuyahoga County Airport [CGF], Cleveland, Ohio, and the PIC’s failure to initiate a go-around,” were cited by the NTSB in its recently published final report as the probable cause of the Feb.

March 30, 2007, 7:32 AM

Israel Aircraft Industries of Tel Aviv and Avocet Aircraft of Westport, Conn., are within weeks of finalizing their definitive partnership agreement on the development, certification and production of the proposed very light ProJet, according to Avocet CEO David Tait.

March 30, 2007, 7:31 AM

Tbilisi Aircraft Manufacturing (TAM) of Tbilisi, Georgia, in the CIS, in early January terminated its agreement with Maverick Jets of Melbourne, Fla., to certify and manufacture the Maverick Jets Leader, a twin-engine, kit-built very light jet.

March 30, 2007, 7:30 AM

Buying the assets of a bankrupt aviation company is one way to lower the cost of entry into the industry, but it’s still a risky business.

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