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January 29, 2007, 5:13 AM

Aircraft passengers should be able to use their own cellphones in flight safely and conveniently before the end of this year through a new service developed jointly by satellite operator Inmarsat, aircraft communication systems specialist Arinc and mobile telephone service provider Telenor.

January 29, 2007, 5:10 AM

CMC Electronics and L-3 Communications have completed a $172 million deal to sell CMC’s Cincinnati Electronics division, an Ohio manufacturer of infrared sensors, imaging detectors, missile warning systems, space launch vehicle products and spacecraft electronics to L-3.

January 29, 2007, 5:09 AM

Dassault reports that its engineers in France have completed bench testing and software loads of the fly-by-wire flight control system in the Falcon 7X.

January 29, 2007, 5:08 AM

Comments are due by January 23 on a proposal to increase the size of the Minneapolis Class B airspace, namely expanding its upper limit to 10,000 feet msl. Traffic growth, recent TCAS alerts and the advent of a new runway are the main factors behind the proposal.

January 29, 2007, 5:07 AM

Cessna last month announced the availability of special Service Bulletins for operators who want to upgrade their airplanes with Honeywell’s runway awareness and advisory system (RAAS), a roughly $17,000 optional add-on for the enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS).

January 29, 2007, 5:06 AM

To meet upcoming production needs, Gulfstream has placed a $20 million order with Kollsman for an undisclosed number of enhanced vision systems (EVS).

January 29, 2007, 5:06 AM

All subsonic jet and transport-category airplanes (those with an mtow of 12,500 pounds or more) for which application of a new type design is submitted on or after Jan.

January 29, 2007, 5:05 AM

At precisely 0901 UTC on January 20, new operating rules for reduced vertical separation minimums (RVSM) are planned to take effect in the U.S., southern Canada, South America and Mexico. Depending on your particular situation, you may be anticipating or dreading the event.

January 29, 2007, 5:03 AM

Think night-vision goggles (NVGs) are just for police and EMS operators?

January 29, 2007, 5:01 AM

Customer knowledge today about office-in-the-sky communications technology seems to be similar to the level of understanding of personal computers 10 to 15 years ago. Buyers then knew they needed a PC of some sort but many remained unclear about exactly what kind of computer they needed.

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