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Carter seeks factory

After years of development, Jay Carter’s remarkable flying machine is being marketed to aerospace manufacturers.

May 21, 2015 | comments

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Cessna halts orders for diesel Cessna 182

Cessna Aircraft has confirmed no new purchase agreements are being accepted for the Cessna 182 JT-A diesel-engine Skylane, and numerous dealers have confirmed the project is on hold indefinitely.

May 14, 2015

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Writing it forward (in reverse)

The pilot who wrote messages of love and hope over New Orleans moved many hearts while carrying forward a tradition nearly as old as airplanes.

May 14, 2015
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Aerodynamics

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Morphing wing passes test

Control surfaces designed to flex in flight have aerodynamic advantages demonstrated by collaboration between NASA, the U.S. Air Force, and a Michigan company.

May 04, 2015 | comments

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Mooney M10 mockup on display

The Mooney M10J mockup at Sun ‘n Fun may not be airworthy, but it offers visitors a first look at what’s to come.

Apr 22, 2015

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Flight Design C4 flies

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

Apr 14, 2015 | comments
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Aircraft Design

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Rutan drops hints about SkiGull

Legendary aircraft designer Burt Rutan dropped fresh hints about his final design, a work in progress called SkiGull, through a film production crew.

Mar 16, 2015 | comments

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Solar Impulse nears departure

Crews prepared Solar Impulse 2, the gossamer aircraft powered by the sun and designed to inspire, for a hoped-for March 7 departure from Abu Dhabi.

Mar 03, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA supports LSA status for road-worthy airplane

AOPA is asking the FAA to grant weight and stall-speed exemptions needed to certify the Terrafugia Transition as a light sport aircraft.

Jan 20, 2015 | comments
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First Flight

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Pilatus PC-24 makes first flight

The Pilatus PC-24 jet flew for the first time May 11 in Switzerland for nearly an hour.

May 12, 2015 | comments

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First flights

Ask pilots about their first flight, and you can expect they’ll remember it well no matter how long they’ve been flying.

Apr 20, 2015 | comments

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Flight Design C4 flies

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

Apr 14, 2015 | comments
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New Aircraft

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Carter seeks factory

After years of development, Jay Carter’s remarkable flying machine is being marketed to aerospace manufacturers.

May 21, 2015 | comments

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Icon A5 nears delivery

Icon Aircraft announced May 7 the successful test flight of the first customer A5 aircraft, with delivery expected to follow this summer.

May 11, 2015

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Cirrus Aircraft's Vision comes to Knoxville

Cirrus Aircraft's long-awaited jet program took a big step forward this week when the company announced that deliveries and training would take place in a new Knoxville, Tennessee-based facility.

May 06, 2015
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R and D

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Printed jet passes test

GE Aviation built a miniature jet engine with a 3-D printer, and ran it up to 33,000 rpm.

May 13, 2015

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NASA to fly Tecnam twin in research project

A modified Tecnam P2006T twin-engine airplane has been chosen to move NASA's Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology project from ground runs to flight testing.

Mar 23, 2015

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Route set for Solar Impulse 2 round-the-world flight

Twelve years of study, research, design, and testing will culminate in late February or early March when Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) launches on a solar-powered attempt to circumnavigate the world.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments
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Test Flight

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Carter seeks factory

After years of development, Jay Carter’s remarkable flying machine is being marketed to aerospace manufacturers.

May 21, 2015 | comments

Article

Pilatus PC-24 makes first flight

The Pilatus PC-24 jet flew for the first time May 11 in Switzerland for nearly an hour.

May 12, 2015 | comments

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Icon A5 nears delivery

Icon Aircraft announced May 7 the successful test flight of the first customer A5 aircraft, with delivery expected to follow this summer.

May 11, 2015
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