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December 7, 2006, 10:58 AM

The handover of the first of 16 Boeing AH-64Ds for Kuwait on August 11 highlighted the importance of the type to Boeing’s business in the region, not just through sales of new aircraft but also through the AH-64A to AH-64D upgrade program.

December 7, 2006, 10:56 AM

According to the UAV community, unmanned aerial vehicles face a busy future with all sorts of possible new civil and paramilitary applications, including security surveillance over urban areas, search-and-rescue missions, as well as environmental and infrastructure monitoring.

December 7, 2006, 10:54 AM

Arinc Direct last month launched World Calling, a flat-rate billing plan for customers of its SkyLink VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) telephone service for business jets.

December 7, 2006, 10:51 AM

The FCC has approved AirCell’s air-to-ground frequency license, clearing the way for the Louisville, Colo. company to begin rolling out the ground infrastructure to support its new broadband communications service.

December 7, 2006, 10:49 AM

Elettronica has become a leader in the development of electronic warfare systems to protect many different types of military aircraft as well as warships.

December 7, 2006, 10:47 AM

Just as those responsible for fighting wars now talk in terms of “effects”–as opposed to material assets–when discussing battle management and the equipment available to them, so defense contractors increasingly talk about “solutions” rather than products.

December 7, 2006, 10:47 AM

Garmin’s GNS-series navigators have been approved for WAAS en route navigation and LPV (lateral precision with vertical guidance) approach capability, the company announced last month at AOPA Expo in Palm Springs, Calif.

December 7, 2006, 10:35 AM

General Electric is to establish a major new technology facility at the Qatar Sciences & Technology Park (QSTP).

December 7, 2006, 10:34 AM

The Dubai airshow is a benign environment. As you cruise the air-conditioned halls, or sip your drink while watching airplanes cavort in the sunny skies, it’s easy to forget that war is going on. In the air. Just 800 miles from here.

December 7, 2006, 10:33 AM

The FAA aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) on the age-60 retirement issue had not completed its work at press time, but the new International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) amendment to raise the mandatory retirement age to 65 in multi-pilot crews when one crewmember is less than 60 took eff