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Solar Impulse lands in Phoenix

Solar Impulse co-founder and pilot André Borschberg lifted off from Moffett Federal Airfield before dawn May 2, headed for Phoenix.

May 02, 2016

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Cessna 182 crosses country on biofuel

A Rhode Island science teacher has flown across the nation and back again using already approved plant seed oil mixed with Jet-A to demonstrate renewable fuels.

Apr 27, 2016 | comments

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Solar Impulse in California

Solar Impulse 2 completed the Hawaii-to-California leg of its round-the-world journey April 23.

Apr 25, 2016 | comments
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Alternative Fuels

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Cessna 182 crosses country on biofuel

A Rhode Island science teacher has flown across the nation and back again using already approved plant seed oil mixed with Jet-A to demonstrate renewable fuels.

Apr 27, 2016 | comments

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Five jet biofuels now approved, FAA says

Five bio-based jet fuels have been authorized for use for air travel, now that the FAA has announced approval of another renewable fuel.

Apr 14, 2016

Advocacy

FAA announces unleaded fuel finalists

The FAA has selected two unleaded fuels to move to the next phase of testing for use in general aviation aircraft.

Mar 29, 2016 | comments
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Avgas

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FAA announces unleaded fuel finalists

The FAA has selected two unleaded fuels to move to the next phase of testing for use in general aviation aircraft.

Mar 29, 2016 | comments

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Training Tip: Preventing misfueling

Someone is walking around an aircraft, performing a preflight inspection. You can tell at a glance that it is a pilot preparing to fly because of two things the individual is carrying around: a checklist and a fuel sampling device. Fuel examination is one of the most important elements of a preflight inspection.

Mar 07, 2016

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Aviation industry launches misfueling prevention program

The National Air Transportation Association partnered with the AOPA Air Safety Institute and other organizations to develop a free online course to raise awareness and help prevent catastrophic engine failure from misfueling incidents.

Feb 08, 2016
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Diesel

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Continental boosts diesel replacement times

Continental Motors this week made good on its promise to increase the lifetime of its CD-100 series of diesel engines. The 135-horsepower and 155-hp engines now have times between replacement (TBR) of 2,100 hours.

Apr 21, 2016

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EPS diesel advances

Engineered Propulsion Systems reports no major issues with its clean-sheet, refined, pre-production Graflight V-8 diesel engine after 100-hours of ground testing. The engine is expected to surpass the 360 horsepower it has already produced in testing.

Feb 03, 2016

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New diesel engine gets first run

Engineered Propulsion Systems started a new Graflight V-8 on a test stand near its New Richmond development facility on Sept. 20.

Sep 24, 2015 | comments
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Electric

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Siemens electrifies power discussion at AERO

The all-electric Magnus eFusion two-seat airplane made its first flight on April 11 in Hungary and was first seen at AERO Friedrichshafen in Germany on April 20.

Apr 21, 2016 | comments

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Sun Flyer moves to proof of concept

The Sun Flyer proof-of-concept aircraft, designed by Arion Aircraft LLC to be a two-seat trainer, will have its official rollout in "a couple weeks," Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. CEO George Bye announced at Sun 'n Fun.

Apr 08, 2016

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Solar Impulse fully funded

Solar Impulse 2 has secured $20 million in new funding from corporate backers to complete its around-the-world journey promoting renewable energy.

Dec 02, 2015
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Piston

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Piper trims M-class prices

Piper Aircraft Inc. has cut prices on the lower end of the M-class turboprops, anticipating the arrival of the M600 to top it off.

Mar 23, 2016 | comments

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Mooney M10T trainer makes first flight

Mooney International has made the first flight of the M10T proof-of-concept trainer aircraft. Certification is expected in the next few years.

Dec 23, 2015

Advocacy

Avgas replacement testing detailed

The FAA has released photos and details of the laboratory tests of new fuels vying to replace avgas.

Dec 02, 2015 | comments
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Propeller

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Innovator makes maiden flight

A small team with a homegrown dream took to the skies over Cartersville, Georgia, having produced an aircraft as striking as it is unusual.

Jan 21, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA, FAA host GA Engine Summit

AOPA and the FAA recently hosted a two-day GA Engine Summit to discuss ways for the industry and government to work more effectively together.

Dec 17, 2015

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Indy car speed with Prius fuel consumption

Find out how Light Speed Engineering's Klaus Savier, a German-born engineer, has coaxed Toyota Prius fuel consumption from his Lycoming IO-360-equipped Long EZ while posting Indy car speeds.

Dec 14, 2015 | comments
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Single-lever Power Control

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Mooney M10T trainer makes first flight

Mooney International has made the first flight of the M10T proof-of-concept trainer aircraft. Certification is expected in the next few years.

Dec 23, 2015

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Cessna turboprop powered by GE's answer to PT6

GE Aviation has searched for a way to conquer the market now held by rival Pratt & Whitney Canada ever since buying Walter Engines in 2008. Cessna's new turboprop may be the answer.

Nov 17, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

This changes everything

After finally getting a chance to fly the first fully conforming Icon A5 in June, I can say with confidence that this airplane is for real.

Jul 07, 2015
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Solar

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Solar Impulse lands in Phoenix

Solar Impulse co-founder and pilot André Borschberg lifted off from Moffett Federal Airfield before dawn May 2, headed for Phoenix.

May 02, 2016

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Solar Impulse in California

Solar Impulse 2 completed the Hawaii-to-California leg of its round-the-world journey April 23.

Apr 25, 2016 | comments

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Solar Impulse 2 launches

Solar Impulse 2 pilot Bertrand Piccard strapped into the cockpit in the predawn darkness April 21, preparing for a long-awaited launch.

Apr 21, 2016 | comments
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Turbine

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Pratt & Whitney offers Blackhawk XP rebate

Pratt & Whitney is offering up to $65,000 until May 31, 2016 for those who purchase Blackhawk XP engine upgrades.

Mar 03, 2016

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Aviation industry launches misfueling prevention program

The National Air Transportation Association partnered with the AOPA Air Safety Institute and other organizations to develop a free online course to raise awareness and help prevent catastrophic engine failure from misfueling incidents.

Feb 08, 2016

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Answers for Pilots

General aviation aircraft can fly across the Atlantic Ocean with the right equipment and significant planning.

Dec 14, 2015
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