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December 11, 2006, 9:15 AM

Brazil’s Embraer has once again lowered its projection for the small regional jet segment, predicting a 10-year demand for just 500 units in the 30- to 60-seat segment in its latest market outlook for the airline and business jet markets.

December 11, 2006, 9:14 AM

After some years of negotiation, Pakistan has signed a provisional contract with Saab to procure an airborne early warning system. It will be based on the Saab 2000 twin-turboprop airliner carrying a strut-mounted Ericsson Microwave Systems Erieye radar above the aircraft’s spine.

December 11, 2006, 9:11 AM

Shown for the first time by Terma, two new countermeasures pods have been developed by the Danish company to protect helicopters and fighter aircraft from ground- or air-launched missiles. Both pods draw on existing technology but have been tailored to meet specific requirements.

December 11, 2006, 9:02 AM

Cessna Aircraft  (Stand E705) has continued with recently introduced nomenclature for its newly upgraded models by turning the Citation Encore into the Encore+. Previous Citation models that received the plus treatment are the CJ1+ and CJ2+ light jets.

December 11, 2006, 9:01 AM

Having flown for the first time on May 29, Alenia Aeronautica’s Sky-X unmanned technology demonstrator is making its debut at the Dubai show, appearing in the static display.

December 11, 2006, 8:56 AM

The Nordam Group’s board of directors has voted to extend Ken Lackey’s term as chairman and CEO through 2008. He has assumed the additional responsibilities of COO of the manufacturing divisions.

December 11, 2006, 8:56 AM

Following its introduction into service with the four Eurofighter partner air forces–Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom–in spring 2004, the service Typhoon fleet has passed 5,000 hours of flight.

December 11, 2006, 8:54 AM

Dubai-based Airbus subsidiary Total Airline Services Co. (TASC) recently completed a commercial audit of Middle East airlines and is currently working on cabin interior design and delivery for the entire Etihad Airways fleet.

December 11, 2006, 8:53 AM

Among the 13 national and industry pavilions here at Dubai 2005 is one representing a group of aviation specialists from Austria. A strong VIP delegation from the country includes senior government officials, its ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and the embassy’s commercial attaché.

December 11, 2006, 8:52 AM

Hydraulics International has been awarded two U.S. government contracts–one for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and a second to supply corrosion control carts to the U.S. Navy. For the JSF, the company will provide both diesel and electric power supplies.

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