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New prop, alternators from Hartzell

Hartzell Engine Technology and Hartzell Propeller announced a number of new products at this year's EAA AirVenture, including a propeller and a number of alternators.

Jul 24, 2015

Advocacy

FAA administrator appears at Oshkosh

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta delivered an hour-long address at EAA AirVenture on July 23 that said little about the subjects general aviation pilots care most about: third class medical reform, avgas, and streamlining certification rules for aircraft manufacturers.

Jul 23, 2015

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Swift Fuels to offer 94 MON avgas

Swift Fuels is once again creating a buzz in the general aviation world with the announcement that it will produce 94 MON avgas.

Jul 23, 2015 | comments
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Alternative Fuels

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Swift Fuels to offer 94 MON avgas

Swift Fuels is once again creating a buzz in the general aviation world with the announcement that it will produce 94 MON avgas.

Jul 23, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Hunt for avgas replacement on target

The hunt for an unleaded replacement for avgas is continuing on target, members of the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative Steering Group said following a three-day meeting to evaluate progress.

Jul 16, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

House passes transportation appropriations bill

A major transportation funding bill passes the House while an AOPA-opposed amendment to limit operations at Bob Hope Airport in California is defeated.

Jun 10, 2015
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Avgas

Advocacy

FAA administrator appears at Oshkosh

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta delivered an hour-long address at EAA AirVenture on July 23 that said little about the subjects general aviation pilots care most about: third class medical reform, avgas, and streamlining certification rules for aircraft manufacturers.

Jul 23, 2015

Article

Swift Fuels to offer 94 MON avgas

Swift Fuels is once again creating a buzz in the general aviation world with the announcement that it will produce 94 MON avgas.

Jul 23, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Hunt for avgas replacement on target

The hunt for an unleaded replacement for avgas is continuing on target, members of the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative Steering Group said following a three-day meeting to evaluate progress.

Jul 16, 2015 | comments
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Diesel

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Continental certifies CD-230 diesel engine

Continental Motors has won certification of its CD-230 diesel engine and expects to be working with a "large and interesting" customer next year.

Jul 21, 2015

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Gemini diesel to fly on American Legend Cub

Superior Air Parts will launch its 100-horsepower Gemini diesel engine on the light sport American Legend Cub; the engine will be a factory option for the entire line of American Legend Aircraft.

Jul 20, 2015

Article

EPS building and hiring

Engineered Propulsion Systems is moving forward toward the goal of bringing the first clean-sheet diesel aviation engine to market.

Jun 09, 2015 | comments
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Electric

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Solar Impulse airplane undergoing repairs in Hawaii

Round-the-world airplane Solar Impulse will sit grounded in Hawaii for several weeks to repair damage caused by battery overheating.

Jul 13, 2015 | comments

Article

Who’s first? Airbus or Cri-Cri?

Airbus’ electrically powered E-Fan twinjet crossed the English Channel on July 10, but the story certainly hasn’t ended there.

Jul 11, 2015

Article

Electric Cri-Cri gets jump on E-Fan

After all the drama and hype behind the Airbus E-Fan’s July 10 crossing of the English Channel, another chapter emerged the night before. That’s when an electrically powered Cri-Cri piloted by Hugues Duval made a crossing of its own, denying the E-Fan the title of first electrically powered airplane to cross the Channel.

Jul 10, 2015 | comments
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Piston

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Swift Fuels to offer 94 MON avgas

Swift Fuels is once again creating a buzz in the general aviation world with the announcement that it will produce 94 MON avgas.

Jul 23, 2015 | comments

Article

Lancairs get new cowls, chutes, and boots

From now on, Lancair will equip its Evolution kitplanes with BRS Aerospace’s ballistic recovery parachute system as standard equipment.

Jul 22, 2015

Article

Rotax dials up the power

Rotax on July 21 introduced its most powerful engine yet—the 135-horsepower 915 iS.

Jul 21, 2015
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Propeller

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New prop, alternators from Hartzell

Hartzell Engine Technology and Hartzell Propeller announced a number of new products at this year's EAA AirVenture, including a propeller and a number of alternators.

Jul 24, 2015

Article

Waco announces product upgrades

Waco is adding a Hartzell Trailblazer propeller to its Great Lakes along with a double cockpit canopy.

Jul 21, 2015

Article

Piper: Investment continues after layoffs

In an EAA AirVenture 2015 press briefing, Piper Aircraft CEO Simon Caldecott commented that “above everything else, we must match production rates with market demand.”

Jul 21, 2015
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Single-lever Power Control

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

Pilot Magazine

Cessna 185 Skywagon: Brawny, backcountry workhorse

Few single-engine piston airplanes can comfortably haul four adults in and out of rough, 1,200-foot airstrips.

May 13, 2015

Article

Avilution: Avionics from scratch

An individual with relatively basic knowledge of computers can build a computer, and that’s exactly what Avilution has in mind for the instrument panel.

Apr 23, 2015 | comments
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Solar

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Solar Impulse airplane undergoing repairs in Hawaii

Round-the-world airplane Solar Impulse will sit grounded in Hawaii for several weeks to repair damage caused by battery overheating.

Jul 13, 2015 | comments

Article

Five-day flight complete

Solar Impulse 2 pilot André Borschberg proved perpetual flight is possible, and logged just under 118 hours over the Pacific en route to Hawaii.

Jul 06, 2015 | comments

Article

Pacific crossing foiled

Solar Impulse 2 was forced to land in Japan after a cold front made the Pacific Ocean crossing to Hawaii too dangerous to attempt.

Jun 01, 2015 | comments
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Turbine

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FreeFlight partners with Blackhawk on ADS-B

FreeFlight Systems is partnering with Blackhawk Modifications to provide ADS-B systems to aircraft owners upgrading their engines.

Jul 22, 2015

Article

James Bede, noted aircraft designer

James R. Bede, an aircraft designer whose concepts included a micro jet and a single-engine airplane that evolved into the American Aviation Yankee, has died.

Jul 10, 2015

Pilot Magazine

FBW fears

For those wanting to transition from their Citations, Hawkers, Learjets or turboprops, a culture shock awaits.

Jul 07, 2015
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