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December 13, 2006, 7:52 AM

When Minden Air contacted BAE Systems’ regional aircraft division to ask about leasing a 146 jetliner to use as a water-bomber, it came as something of a surprise to director Mark Taylor.

December 13, 2006, 7:51 AM

Fighting fires from the air used to be an ad hoc business, as unpredictable as the odds of getting a return on your equipment investment.

December 13, 2006, 7:48 AM

Believe it or not, there’s a pilot shortage out there, not in the U.S. or Europe, but in Asia, where a flourishing airline business needs first officers, and lots of them.

December 13, 2006, 7:44 AM

What do the Airbus A380, Embraer 195 and Falcon 7X have in common, apart from being on display for the first time here at the Paris Air Show this week? They share the same supplier of their wings’ leading edges.

December 13, 2006, 7:40 AM

The proliferation and diversification of international terrorism and crime is fueling demand for next-generation patrol aircraft for surveillance of airspace, sea and land.

December 13, 2006, 7:36 AM

As airlines seek to shed costs associated with expensive component repair and overhaul (R&O) activity, lucrative opportunities are emerging for companies with the wherewithal to provide such capability. U.S. engines and avionics giant Honeywell considers itself one such entity.

December 13, 2006, 7:33 AM

Two months from now on August 16 to 21, Russia will stage its seventh Moscow Aviation and Space Exposition (MAKS, to use its Russian acronym).  Held on the grounds of the historic (and once top-secret) Gromov Flight Research Institute (LII) in the suburb of Zhukovsky, the exposition has become th

December 13, 2006, 7:31 AM

Over 20 years ago the Moscow-based Scientific Research Institute of Instrument Building (NIIP) made military aviation history with the production of the Mikoyan MiG-31’s N007 Zaslon radar.

December 13, 2006, 7:28 AM

“Safety is not a book, not software; it’s a culture,” said Airbus training and flight operations support and services vice president Jean-Michel Roy, describing new flight- and ground-training systems introduced with the new A380 very large airliner.

December 13, 2006, 7:26 AM

European industry officials hope that relationships with regulators and other agencies will  improve following recent consolidation of representative trade lobby groups.

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