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Lancairs get new cowls, chutes, and boots

Article | 2015, 07 22

From now on, Lancair will equip its Evolution kitplanes with BRS Aerospace’s ballistic recovery parachute system as standard equipment.

Rotax dials up the power

Article | 2015, 07 21

Rotax on July 21 introduced its most powerful engine yet—the 135-horsepower 915 iS.

Daher offering high-altitude training

Article | 2015, 07 20

The manufacturer of the TBM series of turboprop singles announced July 20 that high-altitude awareness training would be included with the purchase of every new TBM 900.

L-3 debuts Genesis electronic standby instrument system

Article | 2015, 07 20

L-3 showed off its new, full-featured electronic standby instrument system at EAA AirVenture July 20.

New BendixKing attitude indicators for old King Airs

Article | 2015, 07 20

Owners of older Beech King Airs can now ditch their old, air-driven, mechanical attitude indicators and replace them.

Who’s first? Airbus or Cri-Cri?

Article | 2015, 07 11

Airbus’ electrically powered E-Fan twinjet crossed the English Channel on July 10, but the story certainly hasn’t ended there.

Electric Cri-Cri gets jump on E-Fan

Article | 2015, 07 10

After all the drama and hype behind the Airbus E-Fan’s July 10 crossing of the English Channel, another chapter emerged the night before. That’s when an electrically powered Cri-Cri piloted by Hugues Duval made a crossing of its own, denying the E-Fan the title of first electrically powered airplane to cross the Channel.

75th anniversary of the Ercoupe: Friendly flyer

Pilot Magazine | 2015, 07 08

With its round, roly-poly lines; diminutive size; and slide-down canopy; the Ercoupe is a crowd magnet for young and old alike.

Siemens denies e-motors to Pipistrel

Article | 2015, 07 07

In a strange turn of events, German electrical giant Siemens has abruptly told the Pipistrel Aircraft Co. that it cannot use its Dynadyn motor in its Alpha Electro trainer.

FBW fears

Pilot Magazine | 2015, 07 07

For those wanting to transition from their Citations, Hawkers, Learjets or turboprops, a culture shock awaits.