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June 11, 2007, 5:33 AM

As the U.S. equips its fighter aircraft with active electronically scanned array (aesa) radars, Europe’s avionics industry is working hard to put similar technology into its three “Euro-canard” fighters–the Gripen, Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon.

June 8, 2007, 12:22 PM

Visitors to Alenia Aermacchi, part of the Finmeccanica stand here at Le Bourget, will find the same M-311 lightweight jet basic/advanced trainer avionics demonstrator the company showed two years ago.

June 8, 2007, 11:57 AM
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Airbus has made virtue of a necessity with its new A350XWB (extra widebody) airliner.

June 8, 2007, 11:12 AM

The board of directors of Brazilian jet manufacturer Embraer has appointed Frederico Fleury Curado president and CEO. Mauro Kern Jr. will replace Curado as executive v-p of the airline market.

June 8, 2007, 9:56 AM

Rosen Aviation introduced an upgrade to its moving-map display and a new DVD player at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2007 in April.

June 8, 2007, 9:53 AM

One of the difficulties with natural leather hide is that it doesn’t stretch consistently, making it difficult for upholsterers to work and resulting in more loss than desirable during the cutting process.

June 8, 2007, 9:49 AM

Aircraft services and systems integrator Emteq has received an initial contract from Hawker Beechcraft for installation of its ne FAA-certified seat heaters in new King Airs.

June 8, 2007, 7:54 AM

E-Leather, from the company of the same name, is leather, but not in a form that a cow ever wore. It’s a unique blend of untanned leather shavings and textiles that the Peterborough, England company has been developing over a period of 10 years.

June 8, 2007, 7:48 AM

SMAC, a subsidiary of MontBlanc Technologies Groupe in Toulon, France, put its first “Smacsonic” viscoconstrained layered noise reduction material in a Falcon 50 about six years ago as part of a development program.

June 8, 2007, 7:43 AM

The Nordam Group of Tulsa, Okla., has been selected by Cessna Aircraft to provide completion cabinetry for the CJ4, the newest business jet in the Wichita OEM’s Citation stable.

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