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March 14, 2007, 10:49 AM

Columbia Helicopters is celebrating two anniversaries and is honoring four employees here at Heli-Expo’07.

March 14, 2007, 8:15 AM

A strengthening worldwide market for civil and military helicopters is responsible for keeping senior executives at engine-maker Rolls-Royce jubilant–but not satisfied.

March 13, 2007, 12:36 PM

Nominations are being accepted for the 2007 European Business Aviation Award, which is to be presented during the seventh annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, to be held from May 22 to 25.

March 13, 2007, 12:34 PM

Because the Grob SPn Utility jet and the Embraer Phenom 300 weigh more than 12,500 pounds but less than 19,000 pounds, their respective manufacturers are requesting permission to certify the aircraft under the commuter category of Part 23 rather than the more stringent requirements of Part 25.

March 13, 2007, 12:32 PM

The Inspector General of the DOT says that as long as Congress continues to mandate funding the FAA out of general tax funds, aviation taxes can fully pay for ATC modernization efforts.

March 13, 2007, 12:28 PM

With a disclaimer that the move does not indicate endorsement, Democratic and Republican leaders of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure officially introduced the Bush Administration’s plan for reauthorizing the FAA.

March 13, 2007, 12:27 PM

Cessna announced today that it is partnering with Winglet Technology of Wichita to offer the company’s patented elliptical winglets as a retrofit later this year for in-service Citation Xs.

March 13, 2007, 8:05 AM

Despite the Navy’s decision to scale back initial funding for the program, Lockheed Martin continues to ready a new facility opened last year in Owego, N.Y., that will integrate systems and outfit cabins on the VH-71, the much-anticipated replacement for the U.S. Presidential helicopter fleet.

March 13, 2007, 7:46 AM

Eurocopter and its Chinese partner Harbin Aircraft are designing a new medium twin helicopter, dubbed the EC 175, to fill the gap between the EC 155 Dauphin and the EC 225 Super Puma. They are to unveil details of the EC 175 design at the Paris Air Show in June.

March 13, 2007, 7:41 AM

The helicopter industry as a whole is as healthy as it has ever been, at a time when the retirements of Vietnam-era pilots and mechanics are causing a shortage of qualified personnel.

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