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December 13, 2006, 7:04 AM

European engine manufacturers are joining forces on Vital, a research program co-funded by the European Commission that aims to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and noise emissions by commercial aircraft.

December 13, 2006, 7:01 AM

Airlines around the world in the market for equipment to serve the emerging 100-seat sector have no fewer than five choices to evaluate here at the Paris Air Show this week.

December 13, 2006, 6:57 AM

Plastic thermoforming specialist Dedienne Plasturgie, a sibling of Dedienne Aerospace, manufacturer of aircraft maintenance, tooling and ground support equipment, is in the business of replacing conventional aircraft metallic parts with plastic versions, integrating several functions.

December 13, 2006, 6:55 AM

Gamesa, the Spanish aerospace equipment manufacturer, has begun a drastic cost-reduction plan for the current financial year following a two-thirds plunge in profits due mainly to a reduction in orders from Embraer.

December 13, 2006, 6:52 AM

Aircraft cushion specialist Celso says interest is rising for its Soly’t lightened cushion. Thanks to its presence in the cabin of the new Airbus A380 airliner, the small French company is gaining market exposure.

December 13, 2006, 6:23 AM

The EMAS arrestor bed at the end of Teterboro (New Jersey) Airport’s Runway 6 is difficult to see at night, and two jets have taxied into the bed, made of porous concrete by ESCO’s Engineered Material Arresting System Division and designed to stop aircraft traveling at high speed.

December 13, 2006, 6:21 AM

On December 1 Learjet 36 N26FN with two pilots and one passenger aboard lost its right elevator while maneuvering off the coast of San Diego. L-3 Communications Flight Capital was operating the airplane under Part 91.

December 13, 2006, 6:19 AM

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) released the final report on the fatal icing-related crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan on Oct. 6, 2005 in Winnipeg, Canada. The Caravan was about 3 percent overweight and 200 pounds over mtow for operating in icing conditions.

December 13, 2006, 6:14 AM

Blurry photos supposedly taken from the inside of the Gol Airlines 737 after it collided with an Embraer Legacy 600 on September 29 over the Amazon jungle making the rounds through e-mail are a hoax, according to several reputable sources, including mythbuster Snopes.com and the NTSB.

December 13, 2006, 6:13 AM

Less than one day after a joint letter from the NBAA and several other associations was sent to Brazilian prosecutors thanking them for their part in getting the “criminal authority” to release two U.S.

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