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Jeppesen expands VFR options for European pilots

Article | Apr 21, 2016

Jeppesen announced that its VFR charts are now available on the Garmin GTN 750 GPS navigator. The introduction makes the famed Bottlang charts available across all Garmin systems that support digital charts in Chartview, including the G1000, G2000, G3000, and certain handhelds.

Continental boosts diesel replacement times

Article | Apr 21, 2016

Continental Motors this week made good on its promise to increase the lifetime of its CD-100 series of diesel engines. The 135-horsepower and 155-hp engines now have times between replacement (TBR) of 2,100 hours.

Siemens electrifies power discussion at AERO

Article | Apr 21, 2016

The all-electric Magnus eFusion two-seat airplane made its first flight on April 11 in Hungary and was first seen at AERO Friedrichshafen in Germany on April 20.

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.

Europe gets its first HondaJet

Article | Apr 20, 2016

Honda Aircraft delivered its first European HondaJet April 20, the next step in the production ramp that will lead to approximately 40 deliveries in the next 12 months, according to President and CEO Michimasa Fujino.

Garmin amps up European app features

Article | Apr 19, 2016

A new version of the Garmin Pilot EFB app for Apple products includes a host of features common on the previous version for U.S. pilots plus some additional enhancements for all.

Diamond DA62 EASA-certified

Article | Apr 30, 2015

Diamond Aircraft’s new flagship, the diesel piston twin DA62, has been certified in Europe. The twin comes in two configurations, with five seats or seven.

Swiss ultralight will cruise at 160 knots

Article | Apr 22, 2015

Pilots in Europe with the lowest category of pilot certificate are able to purchase the Risen aircraft by Swiss Excellence Airplanes that cruises at 160 knots.

German firm readies flying car

Article | Apr 21, 2015

What the world needs is more flying cars, and the German firm Carplane based 130 miles west of Berlin intends to fill that need.

Big numbers

Article | Apr 20, 2015

Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo is shaping up to set records for attendance.

Eclipse, Kestrel merge to form ONE

Article | Apr 15, 2015

Two relative newcomers to aviation have come together to form ONE—ONE Aviation, that is. Eclipse Aerospace and Kestrel Aircraft are merging to create the new company, to be led by aviation innovator Alan Klapmeier.

Flight Design C4 flies

Article | Apr 14, 2015

Flight Design’s four-place C4 completed its maiden flight April 9, with no surprises.

Testing of Diamond turboprop in progress

Article | Jan 22, 2015

A seven-passenger single-engine turboprop aircraft has taken its first flight in Austria with a certification goal of late 2016.

Spartan College makes solar electric trainer deal

Article | Jan 20, 2015

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology has signed an agreement for 20 delivery positions of a new solar-electric two-seat trainer, the Sun Flyer.

Racing to a safer cockpit

Article | Apr 24, 2014

Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.

EASA moves to ease GA regs

Advocacy | Apr 18, 2014

The European Aviation Safety Agency is making moves to reduce what the agency has called an "excessive" regulatory burden on general aviation.

Vulcanair announces four-seat piston single

Article | Apr 10, 2014

Italian twin-engine airplane manufacturer Vulcanair stepped into the single-engine certified aircraft market April 9 with the announcement of a 180-horsepower, four-seat single.

Diesel Archer approved in Europe

Article | Apr 09, 2014

Piper and Continental have teamed to produce a diesel-powered Archer designed for the international flight training market. The first Archer DX has been flying in Germany since February.

Tecnam tease: A new LSA to be announced in April

Article | Mar 22, 2013

The black-and-white photo is sharp, but Tecnam was careful to keep most of their newest creation under wraps in a March 20 announcement of the coming Astore, named in honor of the company’s first production design and timed for the company’s sixty-fifth anniversary. There was no word on the performance of this new light sport aircraft, but Tecnam promised it will be comfortable, and include an iPad Mini as standard equipment.

A look back at GA travels around the world

Article | Dec 20, 2012

In 2012, AOPA staff traveled the world to offer advice to budding aviation communities, report on emerging technology, and step into the shoes of pilots who fly over different topography and in a foreign regulatory landscape.

Sun 'n Fun plans new dates, many improvements for 2013

Article | Aug 02, 2012

Grass will be mowed instead of burned, the show will launch in April instead of late March, and organizers pledge the 2013 edition of Sun 'n Fun will be more accessible and easier to navigate.

Aero fever

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2012

AERO Friedrichshafen, Europe’s premier general aviation exhibition, hosted 30,800 visitors this year and featured a number of significant announcements. Increasingly, the AERO show’s importance is rising in step with Europe’s growing profile in the light end of the general aviation spectrum.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2012

Sailing in with a splash Luxury LSA promises access to land, water, snow A $394,000 amphibious tailwheel airplane from France named Akoya that draws design inspiration from the world of high-speed sailing is preparing to make a splash in the United States. The cost of the light sport aircraft (LSA) includes training and a three-year maintenance and aircraft warranty.

Flight Design's CTLS earns EASA certification

Article | Apr 20, 2012

Flight Design announced at Aero Friedrichshafen that its CTLS light sport aircraft has earned a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) restricted type certificate ((R) TC) for its two-seat CTLS.