April 8, 2014
New categories such as kit airplanes and Light Sport aircraft have joined the old standards from the 1950s like the Cessna 172, but most new aircraft built today feature advanced technology including glass cockpits, satellite navigation, and electronic engine monitors.
Business jets flirt with the speed of sound and fixed-gear four-seaters fly at more than 200 knots, compared to the Cessna 172’s honest 110 knots.
New aircraft feature carbon fiber with tailwheel designs like the CubCrafters Carbon Cub using it for lighter weight and greater performance.
While small business jets lag in deliveries, turboprops promise to keep the market going as a recession ends.
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Light Sport Aircraft,
Cessna Aircraft staff gathered around the first production Citation Latitude to celebrate another step toward certification of an aircraft important to the firm’s future.
The biggest King Air does it all, and from the most primitive strips.
With Super Bowl XLIX around the corner, AOPA sat down with the commander in charge of national air defense.
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