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December 11, 2006, 8:45 AM

Eurocopter AS 350 B3, Pilar, N.M., Jan. 29, 2005–The NTSB blamed the accident on the pilot’s failure to maintain control and his improper use of night-vision goggles (NVGs).

December 11, 2006, 8:39 AM

Bombardier Canadair CL-600 Challenger, Aspen, Colo., Feb. 9, 2006–The NTSB said the cause of the accident was the Challenger’s encounter with wake turbulence.

December 11, 2006, 8:39 AM

Arinc Direct plans to deploy its Skylink broadband satellite service for business aircraft in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) by the end of this year.

December 11, 2006, 8:37 AM

The Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner which made a record flight between Hong Kong and London earlier this month was equipped with technology from AeroMobile, a joint venture between Arinc and Telenor, enabling passengers to use cell phones en route.

December 11, 2006, 8:36 AM

Boeing presented a series of planned improvements to the design of the 787 Dreamliner during two days of program updates issued in Seattle last week to airlines, financial institutions and supplier partners.

December 11, 2006, 8:34 AM

Transportation communications and systems engineering specialist Arinc opened an office here in Dubai just after the 2003 Dubai air show.

December 11, 2006, 8:32 AM

Bell 206L-3 LongRanger, Gulf of Mexico, Aug. 13, 2003–The NTSB determined that the cause of the accident was the pilot’s inadequate compensation for crosswind conditions and failure to obtain and maintain directional control.

December 11, 2006, 8:30 AM

Doha’s Qatar Airways is planning daily nonstop flights to Hong Kong beginning in March, using Airbus A330-200s that later will be replaced with A330-300s. It also wants to add Melbourne, Australia, to its route network in 2006 or 2007.

December 11, 2006, 8:29 AM

Swiss-based independent maintenance organization SR Technics and Okay Airways, China’s first privately owned airline, have agreed to form a maintenance joint venture in Tianjin, China.

December 11, 2006, 8:28 AM

Kabul-based Ariana Afghan Airlines has agreed to lease two Boeing 757-200s from Boeing Capital and to buy four 737-700s. Following a formal signing of contracts here in Dubai, the 757s will be delivered this month, while the 737s are slated for delivery from 2009.

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