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November 16, 2006, 5:21 AM

Fires are a huge and growing problem in Spain and its islands, as they are throughout southern Europe. As many as 250 aircraft–the vast majority of them helicopters–are currently involved in fighting bush and forest fires around Spain.

November 16, 2006, 5:20 AM

Are the organizers of the Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) conference planning to turn future meetings into yet another bizav show? During the event's first run in November, the agenda was confined to speakers addressing various ways to use business aircraft in the region.

November 16, 2006, 5:18 AM

Three years ago, Boeing product support experts started thinking about new ways to take care of the 787 fleet.

November 16, 2006, 5:18 AM

The pilot of a Mitsubishi MU-2 that crashed shortly after takeoff from Portland-Hillsboro (Ore.) Airport in May last year had falsified his records, according to the NTSB's factual report.

November 16, 2006, 5:05 AM

Aerospace and defense group Ruag (Hall 1 Stand A21) currently has two major domestic defense orders in process. The first is for upgrading Switzerland’s Boeing F/A-18 fighter force with a new friend/foe recognition system and error-resistant air-to-air and air to-ground datalinks.

November 16, 2006, 5:01 AM

Merritt Island, Fla.-based Comp Air recently unveiled plans to certify its 10-seat, all-composite Comp Air 12 turboprop single. The Honeywell TPE331-14GR-powered airplane is expected to enter flight testing in the fourth quarter, with certification slated for 2009.

November 16, 2006, 4:58 AM

French-speaking Canadian province Quebec claims to be the world’s sixth-ranking player in aerospace after the U.S., France, the UK, Germany and Japan.

November 16, 2006, 4:56 AM

On June 14, Beechjet 400A N440DS lost all power from both Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5 engines while the airplane was in cruise flight at FL380 near Norfolk, Va. Unsure if they could remain clear of clouds, the pilots decided to turn on the engine anti-ice.

November 16, 2006, 4:55 AM

The Society of British Aerospace Companies has sharpened its priorities and its structures since the last Farnborough show in 2004.

November 16, 2006, 4:51 AM

British charter airline MyTravel is using an electronic technical log (ETL) to manage its aircraft fleet data, including maintenance requirements and trip reports.

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