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On Thursday, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico denied Aviace's request for a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit against Eclipse Aviation. In denying Aviace's request, the court found that "Aviace has not shown a substantial likelihood of prevailing on the merits of any of its claims." The finding concluded, "Therefore, Aviace's Application for Preliminary Injunction must be denied."…

Mooney Airplane is launching a multi-city "Lead with Speed" tour this week to show off the Acclaim and Ovation3. The demo tour tour starts Friday at Flightcraft's facility at Portland International Airport in Oregon and will eventually hit more than a dozen stops by the spring…

The Ninety-Nines are seeking donations of aircraft, and even aircraft parts, to preserve its Museum of Women Pilots in Oklahoma City. Donations made under the "Wings for History" program are fully tax-deductible since all money raised from the sale of donated aircraft goes into a charitable remainder trust…

Another lawsuit was filed against Honeywell, as well as ExcelAire and its pilots, in the aftermath of the Brazilian midair between a Gol Airlines 737 and an Embraer Legacy bizjet. It was the second lawsuit filed in the U.S., and more specifically Florida, since the September accident that killed 154 people, and the first case that names pilots Joe Lepore and Jan Paladino, both of New York, as defendants…

The Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership's use of ultralights to lead migrating whooping cranes to Florida is succeeding. Three reintroduced whooping cranes led last year made their first unassisted migration and arrived in Florida on Nov. 6. The WCEP ultralight-led migration of the "Class of 2006" is currently underway…

Chelton Flight Systems received FAA STC approval for its synthetic vision EFIS in the Eurocopter EC 120B helicopter. The STC was developed with Hillsboro Aviation and will be available in a standard two-screen system with a primary flight display and multifunction flight display. An optional three screen system with one PFD and two MFDs is also available.