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Piper M600 enters FAA flight testing

Article | Apr 20, 2016

Eight FAA flight test pilots began evaluating the Piper M600 this week, paving the way for certification of the new single-engine turboprop by early in the third quarter of 2016, according to Piper CEO Simon Caldecott.

Sun 'n Fun news in brief

Article | Apr 06, 2016

News from the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida.

Daher Introduces New TBM 930

Article | Apr 05, 2016

Pilots wanting a new TBM now have two choices: the TBM 900 and the newly introduced TBM 930. The public got its first look at Daher's new TBM 930 at a ceremony at the TBM factory in Tarbes, France, April 5. The aircraft is expected to be on display at Sun 'n Fun.

Piper trims M-class prices

Article | Mar 23, 2016

Piper Aircraft Inc. has cut prices on the lower end of the M-class turboprops, anticipating the arrival of the M600 to top it off.

TBM 900 gets safety upgrades

Article | Mar 08, 2016

Daher, the French manufacturer that builds the TBM 900 single-engine turboprop, announced several new safety enhancements to the airplane at the recent Singapore Airshow.

Piper delays M600 to third quarter

Article | Mar 07, 2016

It was back to the drawing board for Piper engineers after the single-engine turboprop M600 failed to make speed goals that owners said they needed.

Dornier chooses Diamond

Article | Feb 03, 2016

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.

Textron streamlines turbine service

Article | Jan 27, 2016

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

Epic E1000 takes flight

Article | Dec 28, 2015

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

Science Channel show to feature Piper Aircraft

Article | Dec 14, 2015

Piper Aircraft and its M500 single-engine turboprop will be featured in a segment of the Science Channel’s “How It’s Made” documentary series Dec. 17.

Hartzell offers new props for King Air 350

Article | Nov 23, 2015

You're going to see a lot more futuristic-looking, swept-blade propellers on King Airs next year now that Hartzell is testing them for the King Air 350.

Daher offers aid to charter operators

Article | Nov 17, 2015

Daher realizes that many of its customers are charter operators using the TBM turboprop for on-demand flights and is offering them special support.

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.

One Aviation looks to global market

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Declaring the Eclipse 550 a “mature” design, One Aviation CEO Alan Klapmeier said the next step in the light jet’s development is global expansion.

Sandel develops drop-in avionics suite

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Sandel has developed an avionics suite for the King Air 200 that installs as an already completed unit for $175,000.

Nextant G90XT wins FAA certification

Article | Nov 16, 2015

The FAA has granted certification just two years after Nextant Aerospace, based in Cleveland, announced it would refurbish a King Air, the Nextant G90XT.

Piston sales falter

Article | Nov 09, 2015

Aircraft sales data released Nov. 6 by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association showed piston and turboprop sales in a continued slump.

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.

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.

Airvan flies on floats

Article | Sep 02, 2015

Alaska floatplane operators will be getting a new choice soon when the Mahindra Aerospace Airvan on floats comes online in 2016.

Textron acting on 2012 idea for turboprop

Article | Jul 28, 2015

First announced by the former Hawker Beechcraft in 2012 as part of a new family of piston and turboprop aircraft, Textron Aviation is planning a 280-knot turboprop.

Secrets of night storms probed

Article | Jul 01, 2015

A King Air, Lockheed P-3 Orion, and NASA’s DC-8 are among an armada of vehicles probing night storms in the Great Plains.