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Cessna turboprop powered by GE's answer to PT6

Article | Nov 17, 2015

GE Aviation has searched for a way to conquer the market now held by rival Pratt & Whitney Canada ever since buying Walter Engines in 2008. Cessna's new turboprop may be the answer.

Garmin offers upgrades, ADS-B help

Article | Nov 12, 2015

Garmin has made several announcements affecting Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast upgrades, engine upgrades, and the G5000 ahead of the business jet convention in Las Vegas Nov. 17 through 19.

PlaneSense stuffs Pilatus PC-12 with food

Article | Nov 05, 2015

PlaneSense says the Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based fractional aircraft company will fill a Pilatus PC-12 turboprop aircraft with nearly 1,000 pounds of nonperishable food and deliver it to the New Hampshire Food Bank in Manchester.

Blackhawk ups Caravan power

Article | Oct 21, 2015

Blackhawk Modifications is now offering an 867-shaft-horsepower PT6A-140 engine to replace older Caravans' 600- and 675-shp powerplants.

Turbine Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Oct 07, 2015

Ever since the recession of 2008 began, an anomaly of sorts took hold of the turbine airplane market.

Quick Look: Quest Kodiak

Pilot Magazine | Oct 07, 2015

The boxy Quest Kodiak is a roomy load hauler with a jaw-dropping 3,500-pound useful load and excellent short/rough-field capabilities.

Wheels Up unveils breast cancer awareness 'Pink Plane'

Article | Sep 29, 2015

Wheels Up is taking breast cancer awareness to new heights when the membership-based private aviation company’s specially outfitted pink Beechcraft King Air 350i takes off to invite contributions Oct. 1.

Tony Hawk hosts Sky Combat Ace premiere

Article | Sep 22, 2015

World-renowned former pro skateboarder Tony Hawk will help host the grand opening for aerial battle specialists Sky Combat Ace during their San Diego location premier Sept. 26.

IFR Fix: Impaired and unaware

IFR Fix | Sep 14, 2015

Two pilots who suffered hypoxia during high-altitude flight but survived to read about themselves in Aviation Safety Reporting System narratives had one thing in common.

Legacy 450 gets FAA certification

Article | Sep 01, 2015

Embraer announced that its newest design—the Legacy 450—has earned FAA certification.


Pilot Magazine | Aug 10, 2015

This month, we look at Rockwell Collins’ new Pro Line Fusion Touch avionics suite.

FreeFlight partners with Blackhawk on ADS-B

Article | Jul 22, 2015

FreeFlight Systems is partnering with Blackhawk Modifications to provide ADS-B systems to aircraft owners upgrading their engines.

James Bede, noted aircraft designer

Article | Jul 10, 2015

James R. Bede, an aircraft designer whose concepts included a micro jet and a single-engine airplane that evolved into the American Aviation Yankee, has died.

FBW fears

Pilot Magazine | Jul 07, 2015

For those wanting to transition from their Citations, Hawkers, Learjets or turboprops, a culture shock awaits.

Draken upgrades L-39 team

Article | Jun 30, 2015

Draken International is fitting its Black Diamond Jet Team with an upgrade package including a new engine for the L-39 Albatros.

A crossing gone wrong

Pilot Magazine | Jun 09, 2015

It’s become widely accepted in aviation that nearly every accident can be traced not to one single cause, but rather a chain of threats and errors that all contribute to the final outcome.

Turbine: Two trips

Pilot Magazine | Jun 08, 2015

The irony is that to the uninformed, a “small” airplane can be anything from a Piper Cub to a Citation X.

Quick Look: Cessna Conquest I

Pilot Magazine | Jun 08, 2015

Cessna was a little late out of the gate getting a turboprop into its lineup.

Printed jet passes test

Article | May 13, 2015

GE Aviation built a miniature jet engine with a 3-D printer, and ran it up to 33,000 rpm.

Checkride redux

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2015

The 61.58 ride amounts to a repeat of the full, initial type rating checkride, complete with simulated emergencies and procedures that must be flown to the practical tests standards set down for airline transport pilots.

It’s good to be the King Air

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2015

Since opening in 2009, Potomac Flight Training has secured a reputation for its ability to offer U.S. Army-compliant training for military contractors that use King Airs in overseas missions.

Training options

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2015

There’s no way around it: Pilots who want to be pilot in command of turbojet/turbofan airplanes must earn a type rating.

‘Like you’re flying a Thunderbirds solo act’

Article | Apr 30, 2015

With a single seat, an 18-foot wingspan, a stall speed of less than 60 mph, and a top speed of close to 300 mph, the SubSonex JSX-2 challenges one’s expectations of how a jet aircraft should look and act.