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December 8, 2006, 5:42 AM

Union leaders expected by the end of last month to tally the votes for or against proposed new labor contracts at Mesaba Airlines, which finally managed to reach tentative agreements with its pilots, flight attendants and mechanics after more than a year of wrangling.

December 8, 2006, 5:36 AM

DAC International has entered the EFB fray with the “Gen-X” electronic flight bag, a product that the company touts as unique because it is constructed to professional-grade avionics standards yet carries an uninstalled list price of less than $10,000.

December 8, 2006, 5:31 AM

The “Flipper” from Flight Display Systems of Alpharetta, Ga., fits into that welcomed category of products that fill a need without breaking the bank.

December 8, 2006, 5:12 AM

After receiving an STC for a cockpit retrofit incorporating 15-inch-diagonal displays in the Pilatus PC-12 in May, Innovative Solutions & Support has followed the approval with a version of the system incorporating four 10-inch displays.

December 8, 2006, 4:42 AM

Like the proverbial cat with nine lives, loran has once more rebounded from attempts on its life. Loran has always been owned and operated by the U.S. Coast Guard, which since the late 1990s has been trying to close down the system.

December 7, 2006, 11:22 AM

Not content to sit back and enjoy its Trent engines successes over the last two years, Rolls-Royce has kicked off its sales campaign to power the new Airbus A350 with optimistic forecasts despite launching the engine almost a year later than its competitor, General Electric.

December 7, 2006, 11:09 AM

A Massachusetts company that has developed a flight data recorder (FDR) for aircraft in the category of the Cirrus SR20 and SR22 piston singles says the technology could also be applied in Part 23 business jets and turboprops, at a fraction of the price of current-generation FDRs.

December 7, 2006, 11:04 AM

Premier/West Star announced the completion of its first installation of the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics system in a Falcon 50. The package includes a new digital autopilot, dual AHRS sensors, weather radar and radio stack.

December 7, 2006, 10:58 AM

Duncan Aviation recently completed the installation of Honeywell’s Primus Epic Control Display System/Retrofit (CDS/R) in a customer’s Gulfstream III.

December 7, 2006, 10:58 AM

The handover of the first of 16 Boeing AH-64Ds for Kuwait on August 11 highlighted the importance of the type to Boeing’s business in the region, not just through sales of new aircraft but also through the AH-64A to AH-64D upgrade program.

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