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February 5, 2007, 5:34 AM

By most accounts, the start of reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) standards in North America a little over a month ago was a relatively smooth transition, even for business aircraft operators who had opted not to gain approval before the January 20 implementation date.

February 5, 2007, 5:33 AM

Datalink weather may be nothing new, but many believe it is much improved thanks to subscription-based services from XM Satellite Radio that are taking the aviation world by storm.

February 5, 2007, 5:31 AM

Meggitt/S-Tec later this year plans to introduce an all-new digital autopilot for twin turboprops and light jets as part of a top-to-bottom revamping of its autopilot product line.

February 5, 2007, 5:30 AM

Arinc Direct is now providing business aircraft flight crews full access to the collaborative decision-making (CDM) program, an FAA and industry partnership to improve traffic flows and cut delays.

February 5, 2007, 5:29 AM

After adding high-speed Internet capability late last year to the optional upgrade menu in a number of its large-cabin airplanes, Gulfstream is now offering similar hardware and service options to operators of the super-midsize G200.

February 5, 2007, 5:29 AM

Transport Canada has certified the SureSight I-series infrared (IR) enhanced-vision system (EVS) sensor developed by CMC Electronics, marking one of the last steps before certification and production approval of the complete EVS for the Bombardier Global Express XRS.

February 5, 2007, 5:28 AM

Today pilots who have an inertial navigation system coupled with an advanced GPS aboard their airplanes are considered to be at the upper end of the profession, while the rest of us bumble along with just a plain vanilla GPS–maybe with a WAAS upgrade–and a couple of VORs plus one, maybe two, DMEs

February 5, 2007, 5:26 AM

Two of the computer industry’s biggest names appear to be taking a keen interest in aviation, betting that airlines and business aircraft operators will continue to rely on off-the-shelf computer technology to serve their electronic flight bag (EFB) hardware needs well into the predictable future

February 5, 2007, 5:25 AM

While all eyes were on the Falcon 7X last month for its public unveiling, Dassault’s new Falcon 900DX was quietly making its way down the assembly line in Mérignac, France.

February 5, 2007, 5:21 AM

Utilicraft Aerospace Industries, a spin-off of American Utilicraft, last month gave Metalcraft Technologies (MTI) the go-ahead to construct the initial subassembly center fuselage section of the prototype FF-1080-300, as per the terms of a manufacturing agreement struck between the companies late

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