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December 11, 2006, 7:07 AM

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft is negotiating a new sales contract for the Russian Regional Jet and may be able to announce the deal here at Dubai 2005 tomorrow, a company spokeswoman told Aviation International News yesterday.

December 11, 2006, 7:05 AM

FLIR Systems is showcasing three new compact multi-sensor systems developed to maintain the company’s position as a leader in this field.  Each is a derivative of an earlier model but incorporates an advance in technology that results in improved performance.

December 11, 2006, 7:03 AM

The Dassault Falcon 7X business jet last Tuesday flew for the 100th time. It took off from the French manufacturer’s flight test center in Istres, in the southeast of the country. Meanwhile, Dassault has released the first photo showing the 5,700-nm-range trijet fitted with winglets.

December 11, 2006, 6:47 AM

Raytheon Beech King Air C90A, Besancon, France, Oct. 18, 2006–The French-registered King Air crashed on takeoff in VMC from La Veze Airport and was destroyed. The pilot, copilot and two passengers were killed.

December 11, 2006, 6:43 AM

Raytheon Beech King Air 200, Leonardtown, Md., Oct. 12, 2006–Landing on Runway 29 at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport, King Air N528WG touched down on the main gear in a “firm but normal” landing, approximately 1,200 feet down the runway and within four or five feet of the right of centerline.

December 11, 2006, 6:37 AM

Cessna 425 Conquest I, Tulear, Madagascar, Oct. 25, 2006–All six people aboard the Services et Transports Aeriens Conquest, 5R-MGV, were killed when the turboprop twin crashed soon after takeoff from Tulear Airport on a VFR flight plan in visual conditions.

December 11, 2006, 6:36 AM

Raytheon Aircraft this month announced the Hawker 850XP and–true to form–the airplane is an evolution of the Hawker 800XPi, which is itself a recently  revealed enhanced version of the Hawker 800XP that is in turn a derivative of the Hawker 800.

December 11, 2006, 6:34 AM

The Firefly throwaway micro unmanned aerial vehicle (MUAV) system displayed for the first time by Integrated Dynamics (Stand W301) places the Pakistani company in the forefront of this technology.

December 11, 2006, 6:33 AM

Piaggio Aero Industries is showcasing the new Avanti II version of its distinctive twin pusherprop here at Dubai 2005 this week. But the Italian company is remaining tight-lipped about long-anticipated plans for a new light business jet.

December 11, 2006, 6:31 AM

Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger, Teterboro, N.J., Oct. 25, 2006–Challenger N409KC, registered to the Bank of America of St. Louis, was landing at Teterboro Airport (TEB) and overran the runway. No damage was reported to the aircraft and there were no injuries to the pilot and five passengers.

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