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February 19, 2007, 3:52 AM

Sikorsky's new S-76D twin-turbine helicopter, scheduled to enter service in 2008, will be equipped with Thales' TopDeck integrated modular avionics, according to the French electronics maker in an announcement made yesterday at the annual Helitech show in Cambridge, England.

February 19, 2007, 3:49 AM

Jet Aviation is preparing to open a new executive terminal at Germany's Dusseldorf Airport by the end of this year. The Swiss-based group, which won a competition against seven other companies to build the 4,305-sq-ft facility, plans to start construction next month.

February 19, 2007, 3:47 AM

The NTSB is asking the FAA to require Part 121 and 135 airlines to incorporate bounced landing recovery techniques in their flight manuals and to teach these techniques during initial and recurrent training.

February 16, 2007, 10:43 AM

The FAA has issued clarifying bulletins, set up a team of specialists that can be contacted 24/7 and is considering amending its controversial rule upgrading flammability standards for thermal and acoustic fuselage insulation.

February 16, 2007, 9:54 AM

A new chapter in civil aviation history began yesterday when the FAA issued the first airworthiness certificate for a commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the General Atomics Altair. The UAV, a high-altitude version of the U.S.

February 16, 2007, 6:18 AM

A University of North Dakota (UND) Citation II research jet made an emergency landing near Beaver, Alaska, on September 30 after both engines flamed out at 9,200 feet msl in clouds.

February 16, 2007, 6:15 AM

Lockheed Martin is scheduled to take over operation of Flight Service Stations today in what the company promises to be a seamless transition.

February 16, 2007, 5:46 AM

According to transcripts just released by the NTSB, cockpit voice recordings of the Circuit City Cessna Citation 560 (N500AT) that crashed in Pueblo, Colo., on Feb.

February 16, 2007, 5:43 AM

Aviation Technology Group’s Javelin very light jet (VLJ) prototype flew for the first time last Friday. ATG markets the ejection-seat-equipped, two-place aircraft as a military trainer as well as a business jet.

February 16, 2007, 5:40 AM

Business aviation lobbyists yesterday applauded recent action taken by Republican lawmakers to shelve new tax rules in the 2005 Highway Bill designed to discourage truckers from using jet fuel to avoid higher taxes on diesel fuel. At the request of NBAA, NATA and GAMA, Sen.