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10/12/2008CALL SIGN SIMILARITIES IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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A EUROCONTROL call sign similarity information session and user group meeting has heard proposals for a new safety improvement initiative to reduce the safety risk associated with call sign similarity events.

10/12/2008DASSAULT INTEGRAL PART OF CLEAN SKY RESEARCH

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Dassault Aviation is a full-fledged partner in Clean Sky, a European Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) that will account for a significant portion of the company’s civil aviation research efforts from now to 2015.

10/12/2008FAA CERTIFIES WAAS LPV USING ROCKWELL COLLINS AVIONICS LPV SOLUTION

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently granted certification for Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) functionality on the Bombardier Challenger 604 aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins’ upgraded Flight Management System (FMS) and GPS-4000S global positioning system WAAS receiver.

10/12/2008PHENOM 100 CERTIFIED BY BRAZIL’S ANAC

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Embraer’s Phenom 100 entry level executive jet received its Type Certificate from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Authority (Agência Nacional de Aviaçao Civil “ ANAC), in a ceremony held today at Embraer headquarters, in São José dos Campos, Brazil.

09/12/2008SESAR PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHED

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The SESAR Joint Undertaking, a unique public-private partnership in air traffic management research and development, was inaugurated in Brussels.

09/12/2008SOCATA STRENGTHENS AUSTRALIAN NETWORK

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EADS Socata announced that Executive Airlines Pty. Ltd. has been appointed the long-term Area Sales Representative for sales of TBM 850 very fast turboprop aircraft in Australia and New Zealand.

08/12/2008EMBRAER BREAKS GROUND FOR ITS FIRST U.S. ASSEMBLY PLANT

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Embraer broke ground, today, for its first U.S. aircraft assembly plant and customer center at Melbourne International Airport. Present at the ceremony were Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Melbourne City Mayor Harry Goode, and other distinguished State and local officials manning ceremonial shovels, along with Embraer President & CEO Frederico Fleury Curado.