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May 7, 2008 - 4:56am

Bombardier and Rockwell Collins are developing a new integrated cabin for the Canadian manufacturer’s Global 5000. Leveraging technology acquired by Collins when it bought cabin product specialist Airshow over the summer, the new Airshow 21 cabin, said spokespeople for both companies, will include an Ethernet-based local area network (LAN), providing users with Internet connections and access to printers, fax and a file server.

May 6, 2008 - 4:53am

Oracle software chief Larry Ellison can fly his Gulfstream V into and out of San Jose (Calif.) International Airport (SJC) at any time, according to a ruling handed down this summer by a U.S. District Court. Ellison had been cited by the city of San Jose for violating a curfew at the airport, which bars operations of aircraft over 75,000 lb mtow between 11:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.

April 28, 2008 - 9:29am

In December, delivery delays of Dassault’s new Falcon 7X trijet were “in some cases” as long as six months. Since then, the manufacturer has temporarily moved cabin completion work for early NetJets Europe Falcon 7Xs to its manufacturing assembly plant in Merignac, France. The main completion center in Little Rock, Ark., has begun using subcontractors to assist in handling cabinet manufacturing and some assembly work.

April 22, 2008 - 12:22pm

Eclipse Aviation is breaking new ground again, but this time it’s in the California courts.

April 2, 2008 - 6:16am

Eclipse Aviation announced the opening of its third service center during a ceremony at Albany International Airport in late February.

The 42,800-sq-ft facility encompasses eight maintenance bays in 30,000 sq ft of hangar space and also houses storage, tooling and customer service areas. Construction on the $8 million facility began in October 2005 and it received operational approval and certification from the FAA on February 25.

April 1, 2008 - 6:56am

The FAA has certified a new airborne weather radar system for the Eclipse 500 developed by the Albuquerque, N.M. very light jet builder with assistance from Japan Radio (JRC) in Tokyo. Eclipse CEO Vern Raburn praised the approval as an example of the company’s ability to develop and certify its own technologies for the Eclipse 500.

March 19, 2008 - 7:25am

Thrane & Thrane last month introduced to the North American market Aero-HSD+, a data satcom system noteworthy for being the first such product the Danish firm will market and sell under its own name after providing core technology for airborne satcom systems to Honeywell, Thales and Universal Avionics.

March 19, 2008 - 7:18am

A Concord, Mass. startup company is offering what it claims is a low-cost datalink service based on Arinc and Iridium communication standards. Wingspeed announced at the NBAA Convention its XL Link System, a low-speed data network with avionics that cost 70 percent less than comparable Acars equipment.

February 8, 2008 - 9:01am

Eclipse Aviation will generate consistent and transferable manufacturing and maintenance procedures for use at its production facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and its service centers in the U.S. Using a software suite from Right Hemisphere, Eclipse will develop illustrated production and maintenance instructions from the original 3-D computer-aided design of the Eclipse 500 VLJ.

February 8, 2008 - 9:01am

Eclipse Aviation will generate consistent and transferable manufacturing and maintenance procedures for use at its production facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and its service centers in the U.S. Using a software suite from Right Hemisphere, Eclipse will develop illustrated production and maintenance instructions from the original 3-D computer-aided design of the Eclipse 500 VLJ.

 
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