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March 30, 2007, 7:58 AM

As Bombardier prepares a financial foundation for the proposed launch of a new 115-seat jet, the Canadian company fired the opening salvo in what appears likely to degenerate into a new war of words over government support of aircraft programs.

March 30, 2007, 7:57 AM

Delta Connection carriers Atlantic Southeast, SkyWest and Chautauqua Airlines will fly another 45 fifty-seat regional jets under contract with Delta Air Lines under a series of deals that call for delivery of both Embraer and Bombardier airplanes through the end of next year.

March 30, 2007, 7:56 AM

Andre Dosé resigned his post as CEO of Swiss International Airlines last month amid a continuing investigation into the Nov. 21, 2001 crash of a Crossair Avro RJ100 near Basseldorf, Switzerland. Swiss chairman Pieter Bouw has replaced Dosé as CEO.

March 30, 2007, 7:55 AM

United Airlines availed itself of more options to its imperiled code-share partnership with Atlantic Coast Airlines last month, when it recruited Indianapolis-based Chautauqua and Republic Airlines and Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Shuttle America to fly as United Express out of Washington Dulles and Ch

March 30, 2007, 7:53 AM

Canada’s largest aerospace company has apparently given up playing coy about its reliance on government support to compete in the large RJ arena.

March 30, 2007, 7:52 AM

Close to 100 Falcon 900s are the subject of an Airworthiness Directive requiring revisions to the “abnormal procedures” section of the airplane flight manual and an update of EFIS symbol generators.

March 30, 2007, 7:51 AM

Sometimes the simplest ideas turn out to be the best ones. After initially targeting the Bendix/King KMD 250 multifunction display to owners of piston singles, Honeywell now believes the unit will turn out to be a popular addition in the cockpits of many turboprops and business jets.

March 30, 2007, 7:49 AM

If asked today for their views about automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B), many pilots might respond that it was developed to meet the unique needs of single-engine commercial operators in remote areas such as Alaska, where only minimal ATC services were available.

March 30, 2007, 7:48 AM

Although the FAA warned business jet operators that there was no way it could extend a January 1 deadline for installation of emergency locator transmitters (ELTs), the agency apparently did not make an effort to enforce the rule after hundreds failed to comply on time.

March 30, 2007, 7:47 AM

Just about everything written so far about domestic RVSM seems to be focused on ways operators can comply with the upcoming requirements by next year’s January 20 deadline.

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