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Second launch: Swearingen design gets update

Article | May 07, 2014

The Utah firm that purchased the SJ30 type certificate in 2011 has broken ground on the first phase of a planned factory.

AOPA FOUNDATION JOINS FAA TO LAUNCH AVIATION WEATHER SAFETY CAMPAIGN

News release | May 05, 2014

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation has joined with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and over a dozen other general aviation (GA) stakeholders on an eight month safety campaign titled, “Got Weather?” to help GA pilots prepare for potential weather challenges they may encounter during the 2014 flying season.

Aircraft shipments up

Article | May 02, 2014

Aircraft shipments and billings for the first quarter of 2014 showed signs of continued recovery, with increases in both piston and business jet sales.

Electric April

Article | May 01, 2014

Two-seat solar and battery-powered prototypes were announced, and the "rock stars" of electric research and development gathered in California, marking significant progress in electric aviation.

Quicksilver SLSA official

Article | Apr 30, 2014

Quicksilver has received final FAA approval to begin selling its two-seat trike, the Sport S2SE, as a factory-built special light sport aircraft.

Textron cuts 750 jobs

Article | Apr 25, 2014

With the purchase of Beechcraft by Textron now complete, Textron Aviation followed through on promised job cuts with 750 layoff notices, fewer than some expected.

Penn Yan Aero extends engine warranties

Article | Apr 23, 2014

Engine overhauler Penn Yan Aero announced that it is extending the warranties on overhauled and experimental aircraft engines, effective immediately.

Mooney to sell first new airplane in online auction

Article | Apr 10, 2014

Mooney, back in the business of producing high-performance aircraft in Kerrville, Texas, since February, will sell its first completed airplane in an online auction.

General aviation giants

Pilot Magazine | Apr 08, 2014

General aviation has always attracted larger-than-life personalities.

Briefing: Where it all began

Pilot Magazine | Apr 04, 2014

It was 1939 and war was looming in Europe. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president of the United States.

TBM 900 debuts to public at Sun 'n Fun

Article | Apr 01, 2014

Daher Socata is on hand at Sun 'n Fun with the first two of the four new TBM 900s recently delivered to the United States. It was the first public showing of the new design.

Training Tip: Power check

Article | Mar 31, 2014

Do you make it a point to check for full engine power during the busy takeoff phase, with all its multiple tasks?

Continental, ASI acquire rights to twin Cessna F406

Article | Mar 26, 2014

Continental Motors and ASI Innovation of Reims, France, have acquired rights to build the Cessna F406 turboprop airplane.

Cirrus jet flies for certification

Article | Mar 25, 2014

The Cirrus Vision SF50 jet marked a major step toward first delivery with the first certification flight on March 24.

First TBM 900s delivered

Article | Mar 25, 2014

The first two TBM 900s were delivered to their owners in a ceremony held March 24 at the Fantasy of Flight Park in Polk City, Fla.

Cessna offers CJ3+, CJ2+ upgrades

Article | Mar 24, 2014

Cessna has upgraded the CJ2+ with Garmin avionics, also using the same avionics system in a new model, the CJ3+.

Textron completes Beech buy

Article | Mar 17, 2014

Cessna Aircraft parent Textron has closed a $1.4 billion deal to buy Beechcraft Corp., including Beechcraft's Hawker jet brand.

Eclipse Aerospace makes first delivery

Article | Mar 12, 2014

Eclipse Aerospace has made its first customer delivery of the Eclipse 550 twin-engine personal jet.

Two light twins now available from Italy

Article | Mar 03, 2014

Vulcanair's VR P68R twin and its turboprop variant will bring fresh air to the U.S. multiengine market, says the manufacturer.

Robinson continues strong results

Article | Mar 03, 2014

Robinson Helicopter continues to push forward with improvements and reported strong yearly results.

Scholarships open for students, vets, women

Article | Feb 28, 2014

High school, college, and flight training students, along with veterans and women, are eligible for scholarships with upcoming deadlines.

Eclipse 550 gains approvals

Article | Feb 20, 2014

The Eclipse 550 is the first light jet equipped with autothrottles, and the FAA has also approved anti-skid brakes.

Canada certifies Thrush 510G agplane

Article | Feb 19, 2014

Thrush Aircraft, a manufacturer of aerial application aircraft based in Albany, Ga., has obtained Canadian full type certification of its Thrush 510G turboprop.

Driven by dreams

Article | Feb 10, 2014

The 2013 Collier Trophy nominees include a diverse mix of pedal power, hypersonic speed, and voyaging to deep space.

Mooney to resume production Feb. 26

Article | Feb 10, 2014

High performance single-engine airplane maker Mooney will resume building new aircraft Feb. 26 at its Kerrville, Texas,factory, ending a five-year absence from production.

Skycatcher reaches inglorious end

Article | Feb 10, 2014

Cessna Aircraft has decided not to sell the remaining Cessna 162 Skycatcher two-seat light sport aircraft, but will use them for spares instead.

Epic hiring

Article | Jan 31, 2014

Epic Aircraft is hiring more than two dozen new employees to support certification of the factory-built version of its high-performance turboprop.

Henry Ogrodzinski, lifetime aviation advocate, has died

Article | Jan 23, 2014

The aviation community is mourning the loss of one of its most devoted advocates with the death of Henry M. Ogrodzinski.

TBM 850 turboprop deliveries up in 2013

Article | Jan 22, 2014

Daher-Socata delivered 40 new TBM 850 single-engine turboprops in 2013, a 5-percent increase over 2012 and a gain of market share.

Turbocharged Tecnam offers smooth power

Article | Jan 21, 2014

The Tecnam P2008TC turbocharged light sport aircraft offers plenty of power, but it is the smoothest Rotax engine you'll ever fly.

Letters: Mighty Seabird

Pilot Magazine | Jan 17, 2014

Barry Schiff’s story on the Grumman HU–16B Albatross and his reflections on “A Bygone Era” had readers flying down memory lane.

Member Profile

Article | Jan 17, 2014

Ever since Sean Patrick Cothran sat in an F-15 Eagle as a 4-year-old at an Atlanta air show, he’s known what he must become — a pilot.

Ponderosa Aero Club

Article | Jan 16, 2014

With eight aircraft, 175 members, and dozens of events throughout the year, Ponderosa Aero Club is very much a part of the aviation community in and around Boise, Idaho.

Parachute boosts useful load

Article | Jan 08, 2014

BRS Aerospace has packaged a paperwork-based supplemental type certificate increasing useful load of the Cessna 182P and Q models when a parachute is installed.

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jan 07, 2014

Cessna Aircraft has used the prefix Sky in naming eight models of its aircraft. Can you name them?

Textron provides details of Beechcraft purchase

Article | Dec 27, 2013

Textron conducted a conference all with stock analysts Dec. 27 and provided financial details on its proposed purchase of Beechcraft for $1.4 billion.