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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.

Answers for Pilots

Article | Dec 14, 2015

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

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.

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.

AOPA ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF PRO PILOT MEMBERSHIP

News release | Nov 13, 2015

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is announcing the launch of Pro Pilot, a new level of membership available exclusively to professional pilots. For $21.99 per month, Pro Pilot provides services and protections to professional pilots whose livelihood depends on maintaining their pilot certificate and medical certification.

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.

AOPA announces Pro Pilot membership

Article | Nov 12, 2015

AOPA is introducing AOPA Pro Pilot, a new level of membership designed to meet the exclusive needs of professional pilots.

Single-engine strong

Pilot Magazine | Nov 09, 2015

Cincinnati’s ARGUS International keeps score of both flights and flight hours for business aircraft through its TRAQPak intelligence reports.

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.

Turbine

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.

Home schooled

Pilot Magazine | May 13, 2015

What’s most unusual about the ProFlight course is not what happens in Carlsbad. It’s what happens at your home or office in the weeks leading up to the training.

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.

Turbine Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Apr 03, 2015

In this issue of “Turbine Pilot” we see how an Ohio company, Gorman-Rupp, upgraded and added a 1996 King Air C90B to its flight department.

Upwind, Whirly-Girls announce scholarship winners

Article | Apr 01, 2015

Four California teens have been selected to earn their private pilot certificates in the summer through the Upwind Summer Scholarship Program; Whirly-Girls International also announced its 2015 scholarship winners in March.

P&E: Ownership

Pilot Magazine | Mar 10, 2015

For both buyers and sellers, there are things to know about hiring a broker that can make or break a deal.

Robinson Helicopter betting on future growth

Article | Mar 04, 2015

Prolific helicopter manufacturer Robinson saw lower sales in 2014 on weak global demand, but a new engine deal and some aircraft options indicate a strong future.

Drop in chopper shipments a concern, analyst says

Article | Feb 11, 2015

Analyst Brian Foley says a drop in shipments for helicopters as shown in the General Aviation Manufacturers Association report represents a concern for the future.

Acquisitions position Continental Motors in turbine sector

Article | Feb 09, 2015

Engine maintenance and repair company Continental Motors Services announced two related acquisitions that will expand its operations into the worldwide turbine-engine sales and service sector.

Made in Michigan

Pilot Magazine | Feb 06, 2015

After years of toiling at the bottom, Enstrom Helicopter is making a comeback.

Turbine Profile: The business of aviation

Pilot Magazine | Feb 05, 2015

With only a nanosecond of hesitation, Bob Pittman declares the Falcon 900 his favorite airplane.

P&E Ownership

Pilot Magazine | Feb 04, 2015

By even the most optimistic estimates, it will take at least two more decades before Jet A becomes a dominant fuel in the U.S. piston aircraft fleet.

New Meridian: Piper updates pressurized turbine single

Article | Jan 27, 2015

Piper’s latest edition of the Meridian pressurized turboprop features updated avionics and six seats in club configuration for $2.26 million.

Testing of Diamond turboprop in progress

Article | Jan 22, 2015

A seven-passenger single-engine turboprop aircraft has taken its first flight in Austria with a certification goal of late 2016.

Nextant turboprop has successful test flight

Article | Jan 20, 2015

Nextant Aerospace said its G90XT turboprop project was “on schedule for certification” in 2015 after a successful first test flight of the aircraft.