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November 14, 2006, 12:16 PM

Increased automation of the production process is the key to boosting the scope for using composite materials in new airframes. As such, it is the main driver of development work at GKN’s new composite research center.

November 14, 2006, 11:58 AM

Employees at EADS Sogerma Services’ Merignac aircraft maintenance near Bordeaux in southwest France still have jobs thanks to French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin.

November 14, 2006, 11:57 AM

Embraer today revealed the firm order backlog and production schedule for its business jets–the Phenom 100 and 300, Legacy 600 and Lineage 1000. "As of June 30, our executive jet firm order backlog stands at $1.25 billion," noted Embraer chairman, president and CEO Maurício Botelho.

November 14, 2006, 11:56 AM

Engine manufacturers are enjoying the boom in civil aircraft sales as much as other suppliers, but this does not mean the battle for orders is any less tough.

November 14, 2006, 11:54 AM

Sino Swearingen's SJ30 (nee SJ30-2) production-conforming test aircraft (S/N 5) with two pilots aboard this weekend established several speed and range records for a light jet during a two-leg flight from its headquarters in San Antonio to the Farnborough Air Show in England.

November 14, 2006, 11:54 AM

Volvo Aero has delivered a number of post-certification enhancements to the RM12 twin turboshaft engine that powers the Saab Gripen. Some of these have been adopted by General Electric, whose F404 was adapted by Volvo for the single-engine Swedish fighter.

November 14, 2006, 11:52 AM

Verizon Airfone notified customers on July 7 it has "determined to exit the air-to-ground business" and will shut down Airfone on December 4.

November 14, 2006, 11:46 AM

Michelin still has to decide whether to offer its near-zero-growth tire technology to the Boeing 787 program. The U.S.

November 14, 2006, 11:42 AM

Gulfstream formally launched a synthetic vision system (SVS)  development program yesterday at the Farnborough Air Show with avionics maker Honeywell.

November 14, 2006, 11:42 AM

What are the advantages and disadvantages of carbon-fiber reinforced plastics?

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