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Dornier chooses Diamond

Dornier Seawings, the modern descendant of an aviation icon, has chosen one of general aviation’s more recognizable names, Diamond Aircraft, to build the Dornier Seastar.

Feb 03, 2016

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‘Flying to my heart’s content’

Less than one year after attending the Rusty Pilots seminar and receiving 34 hours of instruction, William Buchanan is an aircraft owner and active pilot with a new tailwheel endorsement and fresh flight review: "And now I'm flying to my heart's content."

Feb 03, 2016

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Flight Design reduces lead time

Flight Design USA, producer of popular light sport aircraft, has inked a deal with AeroJones Aviation of Taiwan to produce aircraft for the U.S. market.

Feb 02, 2016
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Single Engine

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Top 10 tales of 2015

From the long-awaited rollout of new airplane designs to the unlikely discovery of a piece of history from D-Day in an aircraft “bone yard,” AOPA in 2015 brought its members the stories of general aviation.

Dec 28, 2015 | comments

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Epic E1000 takes flight

Epic Aircraft of Bend, Oregon, marked a milestone toward certification of its E1000 turboprop with a Dec. 19 flight.

Dec 28, 2015

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Mooney M10T trainer makes first flight

Mooney International has made the first flight of the M10T proof-of-concept trainer aircraft. Certification is expected in the next few years.

Dec 23, 2015
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Business Jet

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Actor Jackie Chan buys Legacy 500

The next time actor Jackie Chan films a movie or visits one of the dozens of charities he established, chances are good that he will arrive in his new Embraer Legacy 500 business jet.

Feb 02, 2016

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Textron streamlines turbine service

Textron Aviation has created a call center for owners of Beechcraft, Citation, and Hawker brand jets and turboprops who need unscheduled maintenance.

Jan 27, 2016

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Report notes November bizav upturn

November 2015 proved a positive month for business aviation activity, which increased 2.8 percent over November 2014.

Dec 21, 2015
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Experimental

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Zenith, Zenair buy SAM Aircraft

Zenith Aircraft and Zenair announced Jan. 18 that the businesses had purchased SAM Aircraft, maker of the experimental SAM LS.

Jan 19, 2016

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Indy car speed with Prius fuel consumption

Find out how Light Speed Engineering's Klaus Savier, a German-born engineer, has coaxed Toyota Prius fuel consumption from his Lycoming IO-360-equipped Long EZ while posting Indy car speeds.

Dec 14, 2015 | comments

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HondaJet earns type certificate

Another aviation first occurred in North Carolina on Dec. 9 when the FAA awarded a type certificate to Honda Aircraft’s first airplane, the HondaJet.

Dec 10, 2015 | comments
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Light Sport Aircraft

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Flight Design reduces lead time

Flight Design USA, producer of popular light sport aircraft, has inked a deal with AeroJones Aviation of Taiwan to produce aircraft for the U.S. market.

Feb 02, 2016

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Innovator makes maiden flight

A small team with a homegrown dream took to the skies over Cartersville, Georgia, having produced an aircraft as striking as it is unusual.

Jan 21, 2016 | comments

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Zenith, Zenair buy SAM Aircraft

Zenith Aircraft and Zenair announced Jan. 18 that the businesses had purchased SAM Aircraft, maker of the experimental SAM LS.

Jan 19, 2016
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Seaplane

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Dornier chooses Diamond

Dornier Seawings, the modern descendant of an aviation icon, has chosen one of general aviation’s more recognizable names, Diamond Aircraft, to build the Dornier Seastar.

Feb 03, 2016

Advocacy

Ohio seaplane pilots want equal access

Ohio seaplane pilots who are facing a battle for permission to land on waterways brought their concerns to lawmakers to continue a dialogue they hope will benefit pilots, the state, and the aviation community.

Jan 07, 2016

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Rutan SkiGull makes maiden flight

Like most maiden flights of a brand-new design, Burt Rutan’s SkiGull test flight produced a to-do list, but was a success overall.

Nov 30, 2015 | comments
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Turboprop

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Dornier chooses Diamond

Dornier Seawings, the modern descendant of an aviation icon, has chosen one of general aviation’s more recognizable names, Diamond Aircraft, to build the Dornier Seastar.

Feb 03, 2016

Article

Textron streamlines turbine service

Textron Aviation has created a call center for owners of Beechcraft, Citation, and Hawker brand jets and turboprops who need unscheduled maintenance.

Jan 27, 2016

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Epic E1000 takes flight

Epic Aircraft of Bend, Oregon, marked a milestone toward certification of its E1000 turboprop with a Dec. 19 flight.

Dec 28, 2015
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