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HondaJet CEO confident in light jet market

Article | May 22, 2013

While challenged by engine flight test problems and a struggling economy, the president and CEO of Honda Aircraft remains optimistic that his light jet will be the right airplane at the right time.

Pilatus unveils PC-24

Article | May 21, 2013

Calling it a "super versatile jet," Pilatus on May 21 introduced its new, $8.9 million PC-24 twinjet at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exposition in Geneva.

New Diamond twin makes first North American touchdown

Article | May 21, 2013

The first North American delivery of a Diamond DA42-VI occurred May 7.

Boeing puts BBJ 3 on display at EBACE

Article | May 20, 2013

A Boeing 737-900ER customized for opulent private travel and dubbed the Boeing Business Jet 3 was displayed for the first time in Geneva.

GAMA reports increase in aircraft shipments

Article | May 14, 2013

Makers of general aviation aircraft logged a nearly $1 billion increase in billing for the first three months of the year, a 32-percent increase in total billing over the first quarter of 2012.

Hypersonic flight test a success

Article | May 07, 2013

A scramjet burning jet fuel pushed a Boeing-made missile dubbed the X-51A Waverider into the hypersonic realm in a May 1 test flight.

NASA project provides critical tool for water management

Article | May 06, 2013

A Twin Otter packed with sensors has begun a three-year quest to measure mountain snowpack with unprecedented precision.

'Game-changing' GA tax bill inked in Indy

Article | Apr 26, 2013

In Indiana, pilots might be surprised when they get their fuel bill--surprised at how low it is.

Useful FBO apps

Article | Apr 19, 2013

When flying to an unfamiliar airport, it’s always helpful to see what services are available at the facility’s FBO. Apps allow users to access information about FBOs around the world.

Cessna to pause entry-level jet lines

Article | Apr 17, 2013

Cessna Aircraft Co. will pause its entry-level jet production lines to await a stronger demand, a move that has caused parent company Textron to reduce its forecast for earnings per share in 2013.

Sun ’n Fun news briefs

Article | Apr 11, 2013

Sun n Fun news briefs Mayor proclaims WASP commemoration day Lakeland, Fla., Mayor Gow Fields proclaimed April 11 Women in Air Service 70th Anniversary Commemoration Day.

Diamond updates DA40 interior, dealers downplay job cuts

Article | Apr 11, 2013

The 2013 Diamond DA40 XLT on display at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo. Diamond Aircraft dealers carried the company flag to Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo, holding a press conference to announce the updated DA40 XLT model for 2013 and the recall of some workers recently laid off by Diamond Aircraft in London, Ontario.

Apr. 5, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Apr 05, 2013

In This Issue: VOLUME 15, ISSUE 14 — April 05, 2013 'NO USER FEES' MOVEMENT BUILDS VFR not recommended AIRCRAFT 'SEQUESTERED' IN CUSTOMS LINE QUIZ ME: IPAD FOR IFR Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Click here for this week's custom content. Featured 'No user fees' movement builds on Capitol Hill At a time when general aviation is under attack by the federal government—from budget cuts disproportionately targeting GA airports to the FCC's proposed ban on 121.5 MHz ELTs—an offense is mounting on Capitol Hill in advance of what is likely the next salvo, user fees.

Richmond International to discount fuel on NASCAR weekend

Article | Apr 04, 2013

General aviation pilots visiting Richmond International Airport in Richmond, Va., April 22 through 28 will save 6 cents per gallon on purchases of 100LL or Jet A fuel. The Capital Regional Airport Commission, which owns and operates the airport, is waiving its 6-cents-per-gallon fuel flowage fee for the week.

FAA grants production certificate to Eclipse Aerospace

Article | Apr 02, 2013

The Eclipse 550 will include interior updates to the same airframe as the Eclipse 500 shown here. Eclipse Aerospace announced March 28 a final FAA clearance to complete assembly and commence certification testing for the new Eclipse 550.

Five fuel apps

Article | Apr 02, 2013

Pilots know all too well one of the big costs of flying is fuel. They also need to know where fuel is available and how to measure and maximize its use.

Club Spotlight: Flying a 182 For the Cost of a 172

Article | Apr 01, 2013

The Paramus Flying Club keeps costs down by flying a Cessna 182 retrofitted with a SMA diesel engine.

Eclipse powers up 550 jet

Article | Mar 20, 2013

The first production Eclipse 550 powered up its engines at the factory in Albuquerque, N.M. Photo courtesy Eclipse Aerospace.

Mar. 15, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Mar 15, 2013

In This Issue: VOLUME 15, ISSUE 11 — March 15, 2013 MARS EXPLORATION WINS TROPHY CONTROLLER SAVES RECOGNIZED HALT SEQUESTRATION CUTS TARGETING GA QUIZ ME: PILOTAGE Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Click here for this week's custom content. Letter to AOPA members from chairman of the board: As the AOPA Board of Trustees begins the search for the association's fifth president, board Chairman Bill Trimble lays out AOPA's commitment to advocacy efforts that protect our freedom to fly, the association's economic state, and its plans for the future to "focus on our core member, the pilot who enjoys flying his owned or rented piston single as many hours as he or she can afford." Read more >> Featured Curiosity captures Collier: Possible life on Mars? Sometimes the planets line up just right.

French jet maker reports good news

Article | Mar 14, 2013

Dassault Aviation in France had flat news for the past, good news for the future, and less than enthusiastic comments for the American market.

Mars exploration earns NASA/JPL a Collier Trophy

Article | Mar 14, 2013

The National Aeronautic Association awarded the 2012 Robert J. Collier Trophy to the NASA /JPL Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Project Team. The team the same day revealed that Mars might have once supported a habitable environment, based on analysis of a rock found near an ancient stream bed.