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Textron adds service programs

Article | Apr 21, 2016

Textron Aviation Inc., owner of the Cessna, Beechcraft, and Hawker brands, has launched new service and support programs for aircraft already in service.

Icon’s gambit

Article | Mar 31, 2016

Icon Aircraft will soon begin delivering the A5 amphibious light sport aircraft to customers willing to sign a purchase agreement that imposes many restrictions.

Answers for Pilots: Aircraft purchasing decisions

Article | Mar 11, 2016

If you are thinking about buying an aircraft, get a realistic picture of what the financing looks like and what maintenance costs to expect, then make sure those expenses fit in your budget.

Question of the Month

Article | Feb 24, 2016

One of the first things a club in formation should do is get a sense of what your operating costs will be.

Aircraft Maintenance: Evaluating aircraft handling

Aircraft Maintenance | Dec 09, 2015

You may think of evaluating the handling qualities of an aircraft as entirely subjective, but there is more science behind it that you might imagine.

You want a jet, but can you get a loan?

Article | Nov 16, 2015

Banks got a scare when Fifth Third Bank took a $30 million hit on mid- and large-cabin jets this year. Can you still get a loan for a jet?

Mooney offers certified used program

Article | Oct 13, 2015

Mooney Aviation now offers a certified used-aircraft program developed in cooperation with Premier Aircraft of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Answers for Pilots: Selling an Aircraft

Article | Sep 16, 2015

Tips to help the aircraft sales process proceed smoothly.

Pilot Briefing: Budget Buy

Pilot Magazine | Sep 02, 2015

Cessna 182 is a heavy lifter

Bristell offers share program for new aircraft

Article | Jul 21, 2015

Light sport aircraft manufacturer Bristell is betting that while you will rent a 40-year-old Cessna 172, what you really want is a new airplane.

Tecnam makes introductory price of P2010 permanent

Article | Jul 20, 2015

The Italian Tecnam P2010 four-seat airplane was to have been sold for $345,000 as an introductory price only. Now, the company has announced that it is the permanent price.

New tax law encourages aircraft purchasers to buy in Missouri

Article | Jul 09, 2015

An AOPA-backed aircraft tax exemption for out-of-state buyers will help boost Missouri’s economic engine and benefit aircraft mechanics and pilots considering the purchase of Missouri-based aircraft.

Pilot Briefing: Budget Buy

Pilot Magazine | Jul 06, 2015

The Piper 180 was the precursor to the Piper Archer and was made from 1962 to 1974.

Missouri Cub Scouts learn aviation at Zenith day camp

Article | Jun 15, 2015

More than one hundred Missouri Cub Scouts climbed into cockpits, pulled rivets, and learned about aviation from pilot and Zenith Aircraft Co. President Sebastien Heintz.

Aircraft loans now offered to AOPA members in Alaska, Hawaii

Article | Apr 22, 2015

AOPA Aviation Finance Co. now offers members in Alaska and Hawaii competitive aircraft loans that were previously difficult to acquire.

Consider a flexible aviation loan for your next aircraft purchase

Article | Apr 20, 2015

Traditional aircraft loans are secured by an aircraft; that’s what buyers are used to. But a flexible aviation loan may be a better option for you. Before you make that decision, you need to know the differences.

NY tax exemption saves aircraft owners thousands

Advocacy | Apr 15, 2015

New Yorkers who are considering buying an aircraft that will be based in the state can save at least 4 percent starting Sept. 1 since Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the aircraft sales-and-use tax exemption as part of the new state budget.