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December 6, 2006, 7:53 AM

Airbus has established a new venture in Dubai to oversee its commercial activities in countries covered by the Gulf Co-operation Council countries plus Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Syria and Yemen, as well as Gaza and the West Bank.

December 6, 2006, 7:46 AM

Continuing to reduce its reliance on oil exports through diversification, Dubai is backing a $15 billion plan to establish an aviation manufacturing and services industry to add to its portfolio.

December 6, 2006, 7:44 AM

Dassault is working on a significant performance improvement for its Falcon 7X business jet, currently in flight tests.

December 6, 2006, 7:42 AM

The world’s aerospace industry is now having to decide whether to follow the Asian Aerospace show brand up to Hong Kong or whether to stay loyal to Singapore and support the new Changi International Air Show.

December 6, 2006, 7:39 AM

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is showing its top-of-the-line F-16D Block 52+ fighter for the first time at Asian Aerospace, in the static park.

December 6, 2006, 7:37 AM

Exactly 300 days into a 2,500-hour flight-test program, the Airbus A380 very-large airliner (VLA) is here at Asian Aerospace 2006 as the European manufacturer celebrates the maiden flight of a fourth example (S/N007). The latest aircraft flew two days ago.

December 5, 2006, 11:14 AM

The DOT Inspector General office has given an unqualified, or “clean,” opinion of the financial statements of the NTSB following an outside private audit for FY 2006.

December 5, 2006, 9:42 AM

On November 9, the second Bell/Agusta BA609 tiltrotor prototype made its maiden flight in Italy. The flight took place at an Italian Air Force airfield in Cameri, near Milan. The 52-minute first flight was quickly followed by more test flights.

December 5, 2006, 9:35 AM

Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), the ranking minority member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is no fan of aviation user fees.

December 5, 2006, 9:14 AM

New York City-based Arcadia Aviation announced plans late last month to create a $20 million, 200,000-sq-ft corporate hangar and office complex at Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport (MRB) in Martinsburg, W.Va.

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