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Solar Impulse lands in Phoenix

Article | May 02, 2016

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

Cessna 182 crosses country on biofuel

Article | Apr 27, 2016

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.

Solar Impulse in California

Article | Apr 25, 2016

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

Solar Impulse 2 launches

Article | Apr 21, 2016

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

Continental boosts diesel replacement times

Article | Apr 21, 2016

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.

Siemens electrifies power discussion at AERO

Article | Apr 21, 2016

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.

Five jet biofuels now approved, FAA says

Article | Apr 14, 2016

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

Sun Flyer moves to proof of concept

Article | Apr 08, 2016

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.

FAA announces unleaded fuel finalists

Advocacy | Mar 29, 2016

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

Spin doctor crushes record

Article | Mar 24, 2016

California airshow performer Spencer Suderman popped open the canopy of his Sunbird S-1x and shouted for joy on the ramp after performing 98 inverted flat spins in a modified baby biplane.

Piper trims M-class prices

Article | Mar 23, 2016

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.

Training Tip: Preventing misfueling

Article | Mar 07, 2016

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.

Sun Flyer prototype delivered

Article | Mar 04, 2016

Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. has taken delivery of its Sun Flyer, a proof-of-concept, two-seat, solar-electric-powered trainer.

Pratt & Whitney offers Blackhawk XP rebate

Article | Mar 03, 2016

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

Solar Impulse back in the air

Article | Mar 03, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 made a successful test flight Feb. 26, the first flight following months of fundraising and upgrades.

Aviation industry launches misfueling prevention program

Article | Feb 08, 2016

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.

EPS diesel advances

Article | Feb 03, 2016

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.

Innovator makes maiden flight

Article | Jan 21, 2016

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

Big issues, steady progress highlight 2015 advocacy

Article | Dec 29, 2015

Addressing the big issues that will affect the way we fly for decades to come requires a big commitment, and 2015 has been a year marked by steady progress on some of the biggest issues of all.

Mooney M10T trainer makes first flight

Article | Dec 23, 2015

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

AOPA, FAA host GA Engine Summit

Advocacy | Dec 17, 2015

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.

Answers for Pilots

Article | Dec 14, 2015

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

Indy car speed with Prius fuel consumption

Article | Dec 14, 2015

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.

Alaska considers increasing fuel tax

Article | Dec 03, 2015

Because of the dramatically low price of crude oil, Alaska is facing a budget short fall in excess of $3 billion. Consequently, the state government is looking for ways to decrease services or find supplemental streams of revenue.

Gulfstream to trim 1,100 jobs

Article | Dec 03, 2015

Business jet manufacturer Gulfstream will trim 1,100 jobs, but testing of its new 18-passenger G500 will proceed as planned.