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February 5, 2007, 7:57 AM

The June 2003 fatal crash of a Bombardier CRJ100 operated by Brit Air (a subsidiary of Air France) near Brest airport in France, was caused mainly by the pilots’ forgetting to select the autopilot approach mode (appr) when they began their approach, according to the final report of the Bureau d’E

February 5, 2007, 5:57 AM

The recent run of big orders for new turboprops has no doubt lifted the spirits of the two remaining builders of prop-driven airliners.

February 5, 2007, 5:54 AM

Some 25 pilots of Mesa Air Group picketed the company’s headquarters in Phoenix last month to publicly air a series of grievances over work rules.

February 5, 2007, 5:53 AM

The families of at least five people who died in the October 19 crash of Corporate Airlines Flight 5966 have filed lawsuits against Corporate Airlines and American Airlines for unspecified damages.

February 5, 2007, 5:52 AM

Embraer appears to hold a surprisingly strong position in a contest with Bombardier to supply more 70-seat jets to Comair after new president Fred Buttrell issued an apparent endorsement of the Brazilian 70-seater in a letter to employees.

February 5, 2007, 5:51 AM

While those with an interest awaited word from Leesburg, Va.-based AvCraft about when it would get its German assembly line rolling, another curious development involving local officials and businessmen in South Carolina raised questions about the status of the company’s Myrtle Beach maintenance

February 5, 2007, 5:47 AM

Germany’s air navigation service provider (ANSP), Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS), has agreed to buy the SITA network of 27 VHF datalink (VDL) ground stations in the country.

February 5, 2007, 5:46 AM

Raytheon Systems Limited (RSL) has unveiled a new automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) receiver that uses a 16 MHz or better sampling rate, a new algorithm and enhanced error correction to decode 1,090-MHz extended squitter transmissions correctly even in the presence of extreme fre

February 5, 2007, 5:45 AM

Sensis is building on its experience of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) in the FAA-sponsored Capstone trials in Alaska and the increasing use of its multilateration technology with the development of a 1,090-MHz receiver that is under consideration for deployment on the U.S.

February 5, 2007, 5:43 AM

Growing numbers of smaller aircraft are compounding the problems air navigation service providers face, senior officials told the Jane’s conference at last month’s ATC Maastricht 2005.

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