Aircraft Power and Fuel

Aircraft Power and Fuel

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Tuned exhaust marks milestone

Power Flow has logged 1,500 customers for a tuned exhaust system that boosts Cessna 172 performance.

May 15, 2015

Article

LSA-Engines ready to enter light sport market

LSA-Engines is a small German firm, at the moment, basing its light sport aircraft engine on a design from a big company.

May 15, 2015

Article

Cessna halts orders for diesel Cessna 182

Cessna Aircraft has confirmed no new purchase agreements are being accepted for the Cessna 182 JT-A diesel-engine Skylane, and numerous dealers have confirmed the project is on hold indefinitely.

May 14, 2015
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Alternative Fuels

Advocacy

Bill would impose escalating tax on leaded fuel

AOPA is urging members in Oregon to speak out against a proposed “punitive, non-specific and unreasonable increase” in the tax on avgas before a legislative committee considers the bill April 6.

Apr 01, 2015

Article

Continental engine certified for avgas, unleaded fuel

Continental Motors announced FAA certification of its IO-360-AF six-cylinder engine that can be operated with 100LL avgas or unleaded 91UL fuel.

Mar 02, 2015

Advocacy

EPA denies petition to change avgas decision

The Environmental Protection Agency has denied the most recent petition from environmental groups that asked the agency to reconsider a 2012 decision not to immediately pursue an endangerment finding for leaded avgas.

Jan 29, 2015 | comments
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Avgas

Advocacy

Bill would impose escalating tax on leaded fuel

AOPA is urging members in Oregon to speak out against a proposed “punitive, non-specific and unreasonable increase” in the tax on avgas before a legislative committee considers the bill April 6.

Apr 01, 2015

Advocacy

Illinois bill would lower aviation taxes, support airports

A bill introduced in the Illinois Senate Feb. 18 would expand an aircraft maintenance sales tax exemption, lower taxes on aviation fuel, and dedicate fuel tax revenue to fund airport improvements.

Mar 10, 2015

Article

Continental engine certified for avgas, unleaded fuel

Continental Motors announced FAA certification of its IO-360-AF six-cylinder engine that can be operated with 100LL avgas or unleaded 91UL fuel.

Mar 02, 2015
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Diesel

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Cessna halts orders for diesel Cessna 182

Cessna Aircraft has confirmed no new purchase agreements are being accepted for the Cessna 182 JT-A diesel-engine Skylane, and numerous dealers have confirmed the project is on hold indefinitely.

May 14, 2015

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Civil Air Patrol buys gas engine Cessna 182s

The Civil Air Patrol ordered 17 gasoline-powered Cessna Skylane 182s in April as the diesel Skylane JT-A waits for certification.

May 11, 2015 | comments

Article

Diamond DA62 EASA-certified

Diamond Aircraft’s new flagship, the diesel piston twin DA62, has been certified in Europe. The twin comes in two configurations, with five seats or seven.

Apr 30, 2015
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Electric

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CAFE Foundation holds ninth conference

The CAFE Foundation’s Electric Aircraft Symposium is a small annual gathering, attracting 170 attendees to the Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa, California, May 1 and 2.

May 04, 2015

Article

Swiss ultralight will cruise at 160 knots

Pilots in Europe with the lowest category of pilot certificate are able to purchase the Risen aircraft by Swiss Excellence Airplanes that cruises at 160 knots.

Apr 22, 2015 | comments

Article

Test pilot leads Textron pistons

Doug May, named Textron Aviation's piston airplane chief April 3, said, “I consider myself one of those passionate aviation enthusiasts.” May spoke to AOPA about his plans for the future.

Apr 08, 2015 | comments
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Piston

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Cessna halts orders for diesel Cessna 182

Cessna Aircraft has confirmed no new purchase agreements are being accepted for the Cessna 182 JT-A diesel-engine Skylane, and numerous dealers have confirmed the project is on hold indefinitely.

May 14, 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

Continental Motors enters experimental engine market

Continental Motors is a player in the experimental market with its purchase of Danbury Aerospace that includes Titan Aircraft Engines.

May 04, 2015
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Propeller

Article

Mini Oshkosh: Full-scale fun for RC pilots

Joe Nall Week at the Triple Tree Aerodrome in Woodruff, South Carolina, is the largest remote control fly-in in the world, typically attracting RC pilots from all 50 states and 11 countries.

May 14, 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

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Reversible prop approved for Husky

A newly approved reversible propeller for the Aviat Husky will give floatplane pilots greater control during water operations, Aviat Aircraft announced at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida.

Apr 24, 2015
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Single-lever Power Control

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

Article

M600 tops Piper product line

Piper Aircraft upped its game in the single-engine turboprop market April 13 with the introduction of the M600, a higher-performing version of the Meridian.

Apr 14, 2015 | comments
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Solar

Article

CAFE Foundation holds ninth conference

The CAFE Foundation’s Electric Aircraft Symposium is a small annual gathering, attracting 170 attendees to the Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa, California, May 1 and 2.

May 04, 2015

Article

Solar Impulse 2 lands in China

Solar Impulse 2 pilot Bertrand Piccard endured a somewhat longer flight than expected and landed safely in China March 31.

Mar 31, 2015 | comments

Article

Solar Impulse launched

Swiss pilot André Borschberg completed the first leg of the Solar Impulse zero-fuel circumnavigation, a nearly 14-hour mission covering about 215 miles (loitering was required).

Mar 09, 2015 | comments
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Turbine

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Printed jet passes test

GE Aviation built a miniature jet engine with a 3-D printer, and ran it up to 33,000 rpm.

May 13, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Training options

There’s no way around it: Pilots who want to be pilot in command of turbojet/turbofan airplanes must earn a type rating.

May 12, 2015

Pilot Magazine

It’s good to be the King Air

Since opening in 2009, Potomac Flight Training has secured a reputation for its ability to offer U.S. Army-compliant training for military contractors that use King Airs in overseas missions.

May 12, 2015
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