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November 15, 2006, 8:15 AM

Raytheon Aircraft broke ground today for a $16.3 million, 112,000-sq-ft expansion to its Hawker completions facility in Little Rock, Ark. Currently, the facility outfits Hawker 850XPs with interiors, avionics and paint before they are delivered to customers.

November 15, 2006, 8:15 AM

Cuba’s flagcarrier Cubana de Aviacion and domestic operator AeroCaribbean are seeking between 20 and 30 regional airliners that it wants to introduce beginning in 2008.

November 15, 2006, 8:14 AM

Testifying last week before the Senate commerce aviation subcommittee, FAA and general aviation officials downplayed the extent to which the introduction of very light jets (VLJs) will challenge ATC services.

November 15, 2006, 8:09 AM

On Saturday, Eclipse Aviation received FAA type certification for the Eclipse 500, nine months later than originally planned when the company announced in early 2003 that it would have to modify the design due to switching from the Williams EJ22 turbofan to the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW610F.

November 15, 2006, 8:07 AM

Zodiac (Hall 1 Stand B18c) is a phenomenon in the French aerospace industry. It has survived for 110 years and descendants of the founders are still involved in the business.

November 15, 2006, 8:07 AM

The NTSB is sending investigators to Brazil to assist in the investigation of the September 29 midair between a Boeing 737 and an Embraer Legacy 600. NTSB senior investigator William English will serve as the U.S.

November 15, 2006, 7:59 AM

Leading UK defense firms and two defense trade associations have joined forces to establish the UK Defence Industry Anti-Corruption Forum. Representatives met for an inaugural meeting of the new forum on May 18.

November 15, 2006, 7:57 AM

Over the last four years, U.S. agencies have opened 17 major cases involving illegal shipments of defense technology to Iran– two more than the 15 cases involving illegal shipments to China in the same time frame.

November 15, 2006, 7:49 AM

aCanadian satellite communications firm EMS Satcom is exhibiting its latest systems here at Farnborough International (Hall 4 Stand C17e).

November 15, 2006, 7:39 AM

The opening last year of L-3 Communications’ new office in London represented a significant bridgehead in the defense electronics and communications group’s campaign to expand its international footprint.

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