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January 29, 2007, 5:24 AM

Bombardier announced plans to cut this year’s CRJ200 production by another 20 percent just days after Standard & Poor’s lowered the company’s credit rating to junk status and issued a “negative” outlook for Bombardier’s regional jet prospects.

January 29, 2007, 5:23 AM

Northwest Airlines will have to add a third regional partner if it wants more 50-seat jets for its Northwest Airlink division, according to an agreement with its pilots to limit the number of regional jets it leases to Pinnacle and Mesaba Airlines.

January 29, 2007, 5:16 AM

Fractional operator NetJets announced an order late last month for 50 Hawker 400XPs and eight midsize Hawker 800XPs, a deal valued in excess of $360 million. The order also includes an option for 50 Hawker 400XPs, bringing the total potential value to more than $600 million.

January 29, 2007, 5:13 AM

Aircraft passengers should be able to use their own cellphones in flight safely and conveniently before the end of this year through a new service developed jointly by satellite operator Inmarsat, aircraft communication systems specialist Arinc and mobile telephone service provider Telenor.

January 29, 2007, 5:10 AM

CMC Electronics and L-3 Communications have completed a $172 million deal to sell CMC’s Cincinnati Electronics division, an Ohio manufacturer of infrared sensors, imaging detectors, missile warning systems, space launch vehicle products and spacecraft electronics to L-3.

January 29, 2007, 5:09 AM

Dassault reports that its engineers in France have completed bench testing and software loads of the fly-by-wire flight control system in the Falcon 7X.

January 29, 2007, 5:08 AM

Comments are due by January 23 on a proposal to increase the size of the Minneapolis Class B airspace, namely expanding its upper limit to 10,000 feet msl. Traffic growth, recent TCAS alerts and the advent of a new runway are the main factors behind the proposal.

January 29, 2007, 5:07 AM

Cessna last month announced the availability of special Service Bulletins for operators who want to upgrade their airplanes with Honeywell’s runway awareness and advisory system (RAAS), a roughly $17,000 optional add-on for the enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS).

January 29, 2007, 5:06 AM

To meet upcoming production needs, Gulfstream has placed a $20 million order with Kollsman for an undisclosed number of enhanced vision systems (EVS).

January 29, 2007, 5:06 AM

All subsonic jet and transport-category airplanes (those with an mtow of 12,500 pounds or more) for which application of a new type design is submitted on or after Jan.

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