Aircraft Power and Fuel

Aircraft Power and Fuel

Advocacy

Certification reform will be delayed, FAA tells Congress

The FAA will miss a December 2015 deadline to reform aircraft certification processes by two years, the agency told the House Aviation Subcommittee during a July 23 hearing.

Jul 24, 2014

Article

Guardian Avionics wireless bridge saves engine data in cloud

Guardian Avionics has created a wireless bridge that displays engine and flight data on up to six iPads at a time

Jul 22, 2014 | comments

Aircraft Maintenance

Tips for smooth trips, part 2: Pre-trip maintenance

Get your airplane ready for a long cross-country trip by keeping an eye out for these common “trip interrupters.”

Jul 18, 2014 | comments
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Alternative Fuels

News release

FAA TO BEGIN EVALUATION OF UNLEADED FUEL CANDIDATES

The search for viable replacements to leaded avgas is moving to the next stage as the FAA prepares to begin evaluating fuels submitted for testing through the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI). July 1 marked the deadline for candidate fuels to be submitted into this program.

Jul 10, 2014

Advocacy

Nine fuels vie to replace leaded avgas

The FAA has accepted nine fuels to be evaluated as potential replacements to avgas, marking a milestone in the search for an unleaded GA fuel.

Jul 10, 2014 | comments

Article

Emissions tested in flight

It is a mission not every pilot would relish: Deliberately fly into the wake turbulence of a DC-8.

May 14, 2014 | comments
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Avgas

News release

FAA TO BEGIN EVALUATION OF UNLEADED FUEL CANDIDATES

The search for viable replacements to leaded avgas is moving to the next stage as the FAA prepares to begin evaluating fuels submitted for testing through the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI). July 1 marked the deadline for candidate fuels to be submitted into this program.

Jul 10, 2014

Advocacy

Nine fuels vie to replace leaded avgas

The FAA has accepted nine fuels to be evaluated as potential replacements to avgas, marking a milestone in the search for an unleaded GA fuel.

Jul 10, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Groups ask EPA to reconsider position on avgas

Environmental groups are asking the EPA to take another look at avgas even as a government-industry program moves closer to finding unleaded alternatives.

Apr 24, 2014 | comments
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Diesel

Article

Diamond diesel twin gets name change

Austria-based Diamond Aircraft has renamed the DA52 jet-fuel-powered piston twin to DA62, the company announced June 4.

Jun 04, 2014

Article

Rutan flies new diesel

Dick Rutan powered up the new Graflight V-8 diesel on May 5 and flew a mission with potential to change the paradigm.

May 15, 2014 | comments

Article

Diesel Archer approved in Europe

Piper and Continental have teamed to produce a diesel-powered Archer designed for the international flight training market. The first Archer DX has been flying in Germany since February.

Apr 09, 2014 | comments
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Electric

Article

Airbus to certify electric twin

Airbus Group plans to certify production versions of its E-Fan electric twin and has a goal of late 2017 entry into service for the two-seater, the company said in a video from Farnborough International Airshow July 14.

Jul 17, 2014 | comments

Article

An electric record

South Carolina pilot Gary Davis barely made it above the Greenville Downtown Airport Class D airspace, though he most likely set a world record doing it.

Jun 24, 2014

Article

Electric April

Two-seat solar and battery-powered prototypes were announced, and the "rock stars" of electric research and development gathered in California, marking significant progress in electric aviation.

May 01, 2014 | comments
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Piston

News release

FAA TO BEGIN EVALUATION OF UNLEADED FUEL CANDIDATES

The search for viable replacements to leaded avgas is moving to the next stage as the FAA prepares to begin evaluating fuels submitted for testing through the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI). July 1 marked the deadline for candidate fuels to be submitted into this program.

Jul 10, 2014

Advocacy

Nine fuels vie to replace leaded avgas

The FAA has accepted nine fuels to be evaluated as potential replacements to avgas, marking a milestone in the search for an unleaded GA fuel.

Jul 10, 2014 | comments

Article

Savvy Analysis: Early warning of valve trouble

Savvy Analysis founder Mike Busch has developed an automated warning system for impending exhaust valve failures.

Jul 08, 2014
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Propeller

Advocacy

Certification reform will be delayed, FAA tells Congress

The FAA will miss a December 2015 deadline to reform aircraft certification processes by two years, the agency told the House Aviation Subcommittee during a July 23 hearing.

Jul 24, 2014

Aircraft Maintenance

Tips for smooth trips, part 2: Pre-trip maintenance

Get your airplane ready for a long cross-country trip by keeping an eye out for these common “trip interrupters.”

Jul 18, 2014 | comments

Article

Engine-out spin

Veteran CFI Rich Stowell paid tribute to Harry Hawker with a power-off spin, creating a video that is part salute, part message to pilots.

Jul 09, 2014 | comments
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Single-lever Power Control

Article

Diesel Archer approved in Europe

Piper and Continental have teamed to produce a diesel-powered Archer designed for the international flight training market. The first Archer DX has been flying in Germany since February.

Apr 09, 2014 | comments

Article

Premier progresses with 172 diesel upgrade

Premier Aircraft Sales is upgrading Cessna 172s with Centurion 2.0 turbodiesel engines and Garmin glass panels with touch-screen avionics.

Apr 01, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Hello TBM 900

The TBM series of turboprop singles has proven a winner in the marketplace, with more than 684 sales since deliveries began in late 1990. Part of the reason for this success has been a pattern of constant design evolution.

Mar 12, 2014
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Solar

Article

Around-the-world solar airplane passes first flight test

A solar-powered around-the-world flight seemed a bit closer to reality after the aircraft designed for the mission completed a first flight test on June 2.

Jun 04, 2014 | comments

Article

Electric April

Two-seat solar and battery-powered prototypes were announced, and the "rock stars" of electric research and development gathered in California, marking significant progress in electric aviation.

May 01, 2014 | comments

Article

Around the world on zero fuel

Solar Impulse 2, an updated and larger version of the groundbreaking aircraft that has captured imagination and support around the world, was unveiled April 9.

Apr 09, 2014 | comments
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Turbine

Article

Initial tests completed on 'personal jet' kitplane

Experimental kit aircraft maker Sonex announced completing “a very successful series of initial flight tests” of the SubSonex JSX-2 personal jet.

Jul 16, 2014 | comments

Article

A river runs through it

Spokane, Washington's Felts Field began in 1910, welcomed Charles Lindbergh in 1927, once served as the city’s municipal airport, and is now home to an active general aviation community that is anxious to welcome visitors to AOPA’s fourth 2014 fly-in on Aug. 16.

Jul 11, 2014

Article

Citation X+ delivered

Cessna’s Citation X+, an updated (and faster) version of the 1996 Collier Trophy winner, has been delivered. The company announced FAA certification and first delivery on June 26.

Jun 30, 2014
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