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February 8, 2007, 4:47 AM

At Airshow China2004–held from November 1 to 6 in Zhuhai, Guangdong–Russian and Chinese helicopter manufacturers revealed new medium-weight helicopter projects.

February 8, 2007, 4:46 AM

Information received during an FAA investigation into suspected unapproved parts indicates that Temperform USA, formerly of Mirada, Calif., had improperly heat-treated numerous aluminum parts that have aviation applications.

February 8, 2007, 4:45 AM

Interest continues to grow in the formation of regional scheduler and dispatcher groups under the NBAA umbrella. Schedulers and dispatchers in New England and eastern New York are interested in forming a regional S&D group.

February 8, 2007, 4:44 AM

Life for Fairchild Metro and Merlin owners is looking up. Maintenance, repair and overhaul options for the airplanes have now expanded to include Springfield, Mo.-based Worldwide Aircraft Services, which M7 Aerospace bought last year.

February 8, 2007, 4:42 AM

Online is where it’s at, and FltPlan. com allows corporate, charter and business aircraft users to create IFR flight plans online free of charge.

February 8, 2007, 4:41 AM

Guy Minor, aviation safety program manager with the FAA’s Oakland Flight Standards District Office, presented Apex Aviation the 2004 Certificate of Excellence for “actively participating in the FAA Aviation Technician Training Program.” This Diamond Award marks the third consecutive year the FAA

February 8, 2007, 4:40 AM

Aviall Services announced its Atlanta Wheel and Brake technicians have garnered the FAA Diamond Award for the company. It requires at least 100 hours of aviation maintenance training.

February 8, 2007, 4:39 AM

Fran Dawson of Universal Weather & Aviation recommends using e-mail groups to work more efficiently.

February 8, 2007, 4:38 AM

At the NBAA Convention in October, Flight Explorer announced the launch of version 5.0 of its aircraft tracking software. The upgrade is available from the Alexandria, Va.-based company at no cost to existing subscribers to Flight Explorer Professional.

February 8, 2007, 4:35 AM

Wyvern Consulting has added specific scheduling and dispatch capabilities to its aviation safety consulting business. Through the upgrade, Wyvern will offer specific expertise in the following functional areas of charter or corporate flight departments: