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February 1, 2007, 8:45 AM
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When it comes to trying to determine what plans Honda has for its HondaJet project, a lot of the seemingly obvious evidence could be misleading.

February 1, 2007, 8:41 AM

Two companies are offering Israeli-built anti-missile systems to the civil aircraft market to protect airliners and business aircraft from the terrorist threat posed by shoulder-launched missiles, or Manpads (man-portable air defense systems).

February 1, 2007, 8:36 AM
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Wire strikes–long the bane of low-altitude rotorcraft and agplane operations–could be reduced if a system now undergoing testing on both sides of the Atlantic is able to supplement or even replace marker balls and continuously flashing strobes.

February 1, 2007, 8:31 AM

Mojave, Calif.-based Scaled Composites recently modified the Virgin Atlantic-sponsored GlobalFlyer with fuel jettison capability at the request of pilot Steve Fossett, who is scheduled to fly the single-engine Williams FJ44-powered aircraft solo around the world nonstop without refueling sometime

February 1, 2007, 7:57 AM

Busy isn’t an adequate description of life at Teterboro and Van Nuys Airports on a Friday evening the week before Thanksgiving or Christmas. Airplanes idling on the ramp, backed up on the taxiways, as pilots and passengers chafe at the delay.

February 1, 2007, 7:31 AM

While the NTSB determined that “unnecessary and too aggressive” rudder inputs by the first officer broke the vertical stabilizer off American Airlines Flight 587, there was plenty of blame to spread among the airline, U.S.

February 1, 2007, 7:24 AM

The minimum percentage rate for substance-abuse testing for next year will remain at 25 percent of covered aviation employees for random drug testing and 10 percent for random alcohol testing.

February 1, 2007, 7:22 AM

FlightSafety International is scheduled to deliver the first simulator for the Piaggio Avanti to its West Palm Beach, Fla. facility next September.

February 1, 2007, 7:18 AM

Hydraulic-powered motion systems will be replaced by electromechanical systems in new simulators from FlightSafety International starting late next year. A Gulfstream V simulator at FSI’s Long Beach, Calif.

February 1, 2007, 7:15 AM

The chairman of the Aviation Safety Foundation Australia, a private-sector organization, expressed “grave concern” over the sustainability of general aviation in the country.

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