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Two weeks to triumph

Article | Jun 19, 2013

Eight teenagers got down to business on their first day of a two-week odyssey in which they will help to build two Glasair kit airplanes.

FAA approves longer service life for Eclipse Jets

Article | Jun 06, 2013

A sophisticated welding process used to build Eclipse twin jets extends the airframe life, and the FAA has now approved longer limits.

Weigh these weight-and-balance apps for yourself

Article | Jun 06, 2013

AOPA eNewsletter and Social Media Editor Benet J. Wilson's last column on weight-and-balance apps turned out to be one of the most popular with members. She received more than a dozen recommendations from members. So this week, she takes a look at another five.

Used aircraft values still dropping

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

Cars depreciate dramatically as they are driven off the dealer's lot and house values drop with the economy, but aircraft historically have not only kept their value, they sometimes exceeded it.

Mentor Matters: Expanded circling protection in effect

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

For years, circling approaches in the United States have been more difficult to execute while providing less safety margin, relative to those in most of the rest of the world. After years of deliberation, the FAA is finally bringing some needed changes to the protection afforded to circling aircraft.

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.