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Vulcanair announces four-seat piston single

Italian twin-engine airplane manufacturer Vulcanair stepped into the single-engine certified aircraft market April 9 with the announcement of a 180-horsepower, four-seat single.

Apr 10, 2014 | comments

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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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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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Alternative Fuels

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Lindbergh backs innovation

The grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh plans to re-create their 1931 seaplane journey to China, demonstrating green technology along the way.

Mar 26, 2014 | comments

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Waypoints: Toward an unleaded fuel

Shell Aviation’s December announcement that it is entering an unleaded avgas for FAA testing was perhaps the biggest general aviation news of 2013.

Jan 17, 2014

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GA leaders seek funding for avgas replacement certification

GA leaders ask House and Senate appropriations subcommittee leaders to fund programs that will keep efforts to find alternatives to leaded avgas moving forward.

Dec 24, 2013
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Avgas

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FBOs in a bind: No more freebies?

With the traditional FBO business model being squeezed on two fronts, industry consultants recently pitched an overhaul that could prove a tough sell.

Jan 30, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Waypoints: Toward an unleaded fuel

Shell Aviation’s December announcement that it is entering an unleaded avgas for FAA testing was perhaps the biggest general aviation news of 2013.

Jan 17, 2014

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GA leaders seek funding for avgas replacement certification

GA leaders ask House and Senate appropriations subcommittee leaders to fund programs that will keep efforts to find alternatives to leaded avgas moving forward.

Dec 24, 2013
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Diesel

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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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Hartzell prop approved for diesel Skyhawk

The FAA has granted Hartzell Propeller a supplemental type certificate that permits installation of a Bantam series three-blade propeller on diesel-powered Cessna 172s.

Mar 13, 2014

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Diesel-upgrade program launched for Cessna 172

A Cessna 172 diesel-engine upgrade program, and advanced avionics, are seen adding efficiency, safety, and value to the aircraft.

Feb 24, 2014 | comments
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Electric

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Lindbergh backs innovation

The grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh plans to re-create their 1931 seaplane journey to China, demonstrating green technology along the way.

Mar 26, 2014 | comments

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NASA tests insect solutions

A small team of specialists at NASA’s Langley Research Center has taken to the skies in a Falcon jet hunting bugs.

Nov 27, 2013 | comments

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Hyperloop

Futuristic high-speed Hyperloop would allow travel on air

Oct 03, 2013
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Piston

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Vulcanair announces four-seat piston single

Italian twin-engine airplane manufacturer Vulcanair stepped into the single-engine certified aircraft market April 9 with the announcement of a 180-horsepower, four-seat single.

Apr 10, 2014 | comments

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Rotax lowers fuel burn, boosts performance with 912 iS Sport

Rotax BRP unveiled a new version of its 912 iS fuel-injected engine at Sun 'n Fun that the company says offers a shorter takeoff run, a steeper climb rate, the best flight range in its class, and easier operations.

Apr 01, 2014 | comments

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Continental, ASI acquire rights to twin Cessna F406

Continental Motors and ASI Innovation of Reims, France, have acquired rights to build the Cessna F406 turboprop airplane.

Mar 26, 2014 | comments
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Propeller

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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

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TBM 900 debuts to public at Sun 'n Fun

Daher Socata is on hand at Sun 'n Fun with the first two of the four new TBM 900s recently delivered to the United States. It was the first public showing of the new design.

Apr 01, 2014

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Garmin pilotizes the VIRB camera system

Garmin's VIRB action camera now includes a host of accessories to make it more useful in the cockpit. An audio cable captures intercom and ATC communications, and a new removable filter reduces propeller blur.

Apr 01, 2014 | comments
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Single-lever Power Control

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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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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

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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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February's Historical Firsts

Feb. 1, 2003 — About 15 minutes before its scheduled touchdown on Feb. 1, 2003, the Columbia orbiter broke apart during its reentry to Earth and all seven crewmembers died. The group had just finished a two-week mission, STS-107, completing dozens of science experiments. An investigation later showed that damage during launch to the shuttle's thermal protection system led to structural failure of the shuttle’s left wing.

Jan 21, 2014

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Cool Stuff: Solar Impulses's Last Leg

After a two-month journey powered only by solar power, Solar Impulse HB-SIA’s last leg across the United States should have literally been a breeze.

Jul 25, 2013
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Turbine

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Turboprop RV-10 on display at Sun 'n Fun

A Florida firm is testing a Czech turboprop engine on a Van's RV-10.

Mar 31, 2014 | comments

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First TBM 900s delivered

The first two TBM 900s were delivered to their owners in a ceremony held March 24 at the Fantasy of Flight Park in Polk City, Fla.

Mar 25, 2014

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Daher-Socata intros TBM 900

The newest TBM does 330 knots and goes 1,730 nautical miles--and it's in production now.

Mar 12, 2014 | comments
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