Aircraft Certification

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Super Legend wins light sport certification

Article | Nov 17, 2013

Another aircraft has entered the crowded light sport aircraft pool, this time a more powerful Super Legend from American Legend Aircraft in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Aircraft certification bill to reduce cost of flying

Article | Nov 14, 2013

Congress on Nov. 14 gave final approval to a bill that requires the FAA to streamline the certification methods for smaller general aviation aircraft, advancing an initiative that should reduce the cost of upgrading existing aircraft and bringing new aircraft to market.

Cert. reform hearing highlights frustrations, work ahead

Article | Oct 31, 2013

Congress continues to focus on certification reforms, but much work remains before a more efficient, cost-effective system is in place.

Propelling GA with a united front

Article | Oct 24, 2013

A united front by the aviation associations can bring about positive change, but changing FAA priorities and budget challenges threaten to give airlines an upper hand.

Nextant scores huge jet order

Article | Oct 23, 2013

Nextant takes another leap ahead of Beechcraft in competition to refurbish the Hawker 400 fleet.

GE boosts fuel efficiency in Passport engine

Article | Oct 21, 2013

GE Aviation has improved performance and reduced fuel burn in its Passport engine.

GA Caucus briefed on efforts to double safety, halve cost

Article | Sep 26, 2013

AOPA met recently with key senators and staffers to talk about ways to make general aviation aircraft twice as safe at half the cost.

NTSB notes slight decline in GA accident rate

Article | Aug 08, 2013

The general aviation accident rate declined slightly in 2012, based on preliminary data used by federal officials.