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Bombardier launches Challenger 650

Article | 2014, 10 20

Bombardier has launched the 12-passenger Challenger 650 with an order from launch customer NetJets.

Sabreliner recasts itself as jet refurbishment center

Article | 2014, 10 20

Sabreliner isn't just for Sabreliners anymore. New owners and management have recast it as a jet refurbishment and parts center.

Nextant names dealer for refurbed jet and turboprop

Article | 2014, 10 20

Nextant, rebuilder of the Beechcraft Hawker 400 and King Air 90, has named Piedmont Aircraft as the eastern dealer for the Nextant 400XTi and the G90XT.

Rockwell Collins upgrades flight support

Article | 2014, 10 20

Rockwell Collins, which purchased ARINC last year, has combined the flight support services offered by it and ARINC, and enhanced onboard systems for passengers and pilots.

Safe Flight demos chopper powerline sensor

Article | 2014, 10 20

Safe Flight is demonstrating a digital version of its powerline sensing system for helicopters that gives pilots an eight-second warning.

HondaJet preparing for deliveries in 2015

Article | 2014, 10 20

After years of preparation and engine development that had frequent delays, HondaJet is ready for prime time with certification set for the first quarter of 2015.

Safe Flight offers icing conditions detector

Article | 2014, 10 20

Safe Flight has developed an icing detector that senses icing conditions before ice develops, allowing pilots to escape.

Honeywell forecasts increased jet deliveries

Article | 2014, 10 19

Honeywell's annual forecast of jet deliveries based on interviews with operators shows signs of improvement for the jet industry.

Quest Aircraft signs China Kodiak dealer

Article | 2014, 10 19

Quest Aircraft Co. has signed a China dealer for its Kodiak and eventually will do limited assembly and manufacturing there.

Proficiency: Get your head in the game

Article | 2014, 10 07

“Nobody likesto take the instrument proficiency check,” said the woman at the front desk of a local flight school. But there are ways to make it almost fun, and that’s by taking a quick review course before presenting yourself to the instructor.

AOPA sweepstakes roll call

Article | 2014, 10 05

Catch up on AOPA sweepstakes airplanes.

Craftsmanship: Old-style restoration

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 10 02

Pilots find breathtaking beauty in the curve of a propeller, the shape of a wing, even the thoughtful interface of a piece of avionics. But who makes this stuff and, in some cases, keeps it beautiful for decades?

A lot of love—and money: Over-the-top restorations

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 09 08

A Piper Tri-Pacer, Cessna 182, and Cessna 310 today are better than the factories ever imagined—thanks to owners who wanted their aircraft to be, as the U.S. Army says, all they can be. They succeeded.

P&E Technique: D.C.’s special flight rules

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 09 05

It was a surprise when a colleague admitted he had stopped flying. The problem was that he had just moved to Frederick, Maryland, from a part of the country with fewer restrictions.

Return of the Astore

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 08 05

Luigi Pascale is the head designer at Tecnam and he designed the Astore, Tecnam’s new luxury Light Sport aircraft with an all-metal airframe.

Cessna to offer diesel-powered Skyhawk

Article | 2014, 07 28

Topping a list of Cessna Aircraft news released at EAA AirVenture is a 155-horsepower diesel-powered Cessna 172 Turbo Skyhawk JT-A.

Superior Air Parts to offer Skyhawk engines

Article | 2014, 07 28

Superior Air Parts is beginning work on a supplemental type certificate to allow use of its 180-horsepower Vantage engine on Cessna 172R and -S models.

Historic pilot report made on way to Oshkosh

Article | 2014, 07 28

Lockheed Martin Flight Services received its first in-flight electronic pilot weather report from a test aircraft headed to Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Aspen Avionics expands ADS-B product line

Article | 2014, 07 28

Aspen Avionics has expanded its product line to help owners comply with the FAA mandate for installation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast capability on aircraft by 2020.

MVP Aero developing light sport amphib

Article | 2014, 07 27

MVP Aero is developing a $189,000 light sport amphibious seaplane that doubles as a camper and is expected to fly in 18 months, with deliveries in 2017.

Dynon adds video to glass cockpit

Article | 2014, 07 25

Dynon Avionics, the pioneering company that provides fully featured glass cockpits for light sport and experimental aircraft at half the cost of fully certified displays, adds more sophistication with video input, upgraded weather, and wide-angle synthetic vision.

Greg Koontz wins airshow performer award

Article | 2014, 07 11

Greg Koontz, who performs amazing aerobatics in a Super Decathlon available to the average pilot, is the 2014 Bill Barber airshow performer of the year.

New light sport amphib to be announced at Oshkosh

Article | 2014, 07 10

A new amphibious light sport aircraft that promises to be a direct competitor to the Icon A5 will be announced at EAA AirVenture by MVP.aero.

Unusual attitude training

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 06 05

You’re going to learn two things in this article, and both are upsetting.

Pleasant Surprises

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 06 05

“Aviation is an entirely different world,” a student told me one day. It’s true. We have our own language, love acronyms, and represent a club this is difficult to join.