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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.

Cirrus announces leadership shift, Vision on track

Article | Mar 12, 2013

Cirrus Aircraft co-founder and CEO Dale Klapmeier remains chief executive after handing over the title of president. His new mission is more tightly focused on new products.

Flying club's Cessna 182 makes biofuel flight

Article | Mar 07, 2013

Kill Devil Hills, N.C., was the site of another aviation milestone March 2 when a Cessna 182 retrofitted with a SMA diesel engine landed at First Flight Airport (KFFA). Pilots say it is the first flight powered by cooking-oil-based SkyNRG biofuel in a piston engine, and the first biofuel flight for an SMA diesel-cycle engine.

Analyst forecast sees bright future for rotorcraft

Article | Feb 26, 2013

Because civil and military rotorcraft markets often run counter-cyclical to one another, it makes for a more stable sales environment for helicopters, with military frequently compensating for any civil slack and vice versa.

Diamond Aircraft lays off most of staff

Article | Feb 26, 2013

Diamond Aircraft on Feb. 25 announced that it had laid off most of its staff, saying it needs several weeks to restructure. Work on the company's costly prize project, the D-Jet, has been suspended.

Supersonic bizjet wing enters new test phase

Article | Feb 21, 2013

Aerion Corp. is moving closer to realizing the dream of a supersonic business jet.

Beechcraft emerges from bankruptcy, minus Hawker

Article | Feb 19, 2013

Beechcraft Corp. opened a new chapter in its history with a Feb. 19 announcement that the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process is complete.

Aircraft diesel engine passes testing milestone

Article | Feb 13, 2013

Engineered Propulsion Systems of New Richmond, Wis., announced passing an important technical milestone in its program to bring a diesel engine to market in the general aviation and military unmanned aircraft systems sectors.

Aeronautical milestones compete for Collier Trophy

Article | Feb 05, 2013

Seven projects and teams that advanced aviation and aerospace during 2012 are in the running to receive the National Aeronautic Association’s Robert J. Collier Trophy when a new recipient is selected March 11.

Wyoming town may further develop 'Intergalactic Spaceport'

Advocacy | Jan 17, 2013

Officials in Green River, Wyo., are studying Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport and its potential to boost the local economy.

Nextant Aerospace names new president

Article | Jan 16, 2013

New Nextant Aerospace President Sean McGeough will use his experience as a Hawker Beechcraft executive to make the aircraft remanufacturer a player in the business jet market.

Event Spotlight

Article | Jan 14, 2013

Wisconsin Aviation's conference room turned into a private dining room as members from the Capital City Flyers and Leading Edge Flying Club share flying stories over breakfast.

A memorable year

Article | Dec 27, 2012

A jump from the edge of space, a tribute to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, an up-close look at the world's smallest jet--to name three of the stories we brought you in 2012.

Gulfstream marks G650 milestones

Article | Dec 27, 2012

The first Gulfstream G650 has been delivered, and the company has also landed an FAA production certificate for the ultra-long-range jet.