War

February 8, 2008 - 11:29am

Paul DeHerrera has been appointed COO of Universal Avionics. In addition, Daniel Reida has been promoted to vice president of marketing, and Don Berlin has been named senior corporate vice president of Universal Avionics Systems. He has also been appointed to the board of directors.

February 8, 2008 - 11:29am

Paul DeHerrera has been appointed COO of Universal Avionics. In addition, Daniel Reida has been promoted to vice president of marketing, and Don Berlin has been named senior corporate vice president of Universal Avionics Systems. He has also been appointed to the board of directors.

January 23, 2008 - 10:24am

Eurocopter has denied a report in the March 7 Washington Times that it sent spare parts to Iraq for its Gazelle military helicopters. A Eurocopter spokesman told AIN that since August 1990, the Marseilles, France-based helicopter manufacturer has “strictly observed the terms of United Nations resolution 661,” embargoing the export of military goods to Iraq.

January 23, 2008 - 10:24am

Eurocopter has denied a report in the March 7 Washington Times that it sent spare parts to Iraq for its Gazelle military helicopters. A Eurocopter spokesman told AIN that since August 1990, the Marseilles, France-based helicopter manufacturer has “strictly observed the terms of United Nations resolution 661,” embargoing the export of military goods to Iraq.

January 17, 2008 - 11:24am

Gulfstream Aerospace has joined other major manufacturers of business jets that are planning another round of layoffs and production cutbacks this year in the face of the slowing economy. “Possible military action in the Middle East and unrest in the Asia Pacific area have exacerbated the [economic] downturn,” Gulfstream said on the eve of the U.S. decision to go to war with Iraq last month.

January 17, 2008 - 11:24am

Gulfstream Aerospace has joined other major manufacturers of business jets that are planning another round of layoffs and production cutbacks this year in the face of the slowing economy. “Possible military action in the Middle East and unrest in the Asia Pacific area have exacerbated the [economic] downturn,” Gulfstream said on the eve of the U.S. decision to go to war with Iraq last month.

January 11, 2008 - 5:50am

Barely into the new year, aircraft owners and operators are opening letters from their insurance companies offering additional coverage for acts of terrorism.

January 7, 2008 - 10:00am

All four people in a Learjet 36A escaped injury after the jet collided with elk on takeoff and subsequently crashed after overrunning the runway at Astoria (Ore.) Regional Airport on December 3. N546PA was registered to CFF Air of Wilmington, Del., and was being operated in conjunction with a Canadian Armed Forces training exercise. The NTSB said that at or near V1 the airplane hit several elk on the runway.

January 4, 2008 - 11:19am

What is the realistic likelihood of your aircraft being targeted by a shoulder-launched surface-to-air missile (SAM) in the hands of a terrorist? After an Israeli charter airliner was unsuccessfully attacked by such weapons in Mombasa, Kenya, on November 28, the threat of man-portable air defense systems (manpads) has elevated concerns about terrorists shooting at airplanes.

December 17, 2007 - 12:03pm
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The proposed Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) system for NATO was scaled back when program officials quietly dropped plans to convert four Airbus A321 airliners after deeming it too expensive. NATO also cancelled development of the Transatlantic Cooperative AGS Radar (TCAR), which would have been the main airborne sensor for the AGS.

 
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