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Perlan pilots win contest

The Perlan Project is less than a year away from the first flight of a glider being built to ride waves near the edge of space. While construction continues in Oregon, the team’s pilots are staying proficient in more ordinary aircraft.

Sep 29, 2014

Advocacy

Watchdog report highlights problems with NextGen mandate

A new report from the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General says delays, cost overruns, and technical problems continue to plague the FAA's implementation of ADS-B.

Sep 25, 2014 | comments

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Supersonic bizjet project hits 'high gear'

Aerion, the Reno, Nevada, company formed in 2002 to reintroduce supersonic flight to commercial aviation, has found a collaborator for its work.

Sep 25, 2014 | comments
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Aerodynamics

Advocacy

FAA wants angle-of-attack systems in GA aircraft

The widespread presence of angle-of-attack indicators in general aviation aircraft could reduce fatal loss-of-control accidents caused by inadvertent stalls, said the FAA.

Jul 29, 2014

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Beyond stall avoidance: Safe Flight AOA system

Safe Flight has developed an angle-of-attack system that does much more than help pilots fly precise approaches and avoid stalls.

Jul 28, 2014

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Airbus Group joins Perlan Project to soar to 90,000 feet

The Perlan Project announced Airbus Group as a partner in Perlan Mission II, an effort to soar to 90,000 feet and explore the edges of space.

Jul 28, 2014
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Aircraft Design

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HondaJet creator honored

HondaJet designer (and Honda Aircraft Co. CEO) Michimasa Fujino is being honored by fellow engineers for his innovation.

Aug 25, 2014

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In-flight Charger

Chip Yates, who set five electric aircraft world records in 2012, now aims to cross the Atlantic on battery power.

Jul 28, 2014

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MVP Aero developing light sport amphib

MVP Aero is developing a $189,000 light sport amphibious seaplane that doubles as a camper and is expected to fly in 18 months, with deliveries in 2017.

Jul 27, 2014 | comments
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First Flight

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Bearhawk shows quick-build LSA

Bearhawk Aircraft owner Mark Goldberg flew the company’s first quick-build light sport kitplane to EAA AirVenture, a 9.7-hour journey from Texas.

Aug 13, 2014

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Continental 310-hp diesel makes first flight

Continental Motors Group announced at EAA AirVenture the first flight of yet another new diesel.

Jul 30, 2014

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HondaJet brings first production aircraft to AirVenture

The first production HondaJet made its public debut at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 28.

Jul 28, 2014
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New Aircraft

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Perlan pilots win contest

The Perlan Project is less than a year away from the first flight of a glider being built to ride waves near the edge of space. While construction continues in Oregon, the team’s pilots are staying proficient in more ordinary aircraft.

Sep 29, 2014

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CJ3+ certified

Cessna’s update of the popular Citation CJ3 earned FAA certification less than six months after the company announced the new model.

Sep 11, 2014

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HondaJet creator honored

HondaJet designer (and Honda Aircraft Co. CEO) Michimasa Fujino is being honored by fellow engineers for his innovation.

Aug 25, 2014
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R and D

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Satellite closes coverage gaps

A satellite-based transceiver has shown promise to enable worldwide Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast coverage.

Sep 17, 2014

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Solar aircraft rounds the clock

A Boston-area startup led by an aeronautical engineer (and private pilot) is working toward an unmanned, solar-powered aircraft capable of staying aloft for two years.

Aug 12, 2014 | comments

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DeltaHawk flies diesel-powered Cirrus SR20 to Oshkosh

After six hours of cruise flight from Florida to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, DeltaHawk Diesel Engines' 180-horsepower diesel-powered Cirrus SR20 still had one hour of reserve on board, pilot Nate Zucker said, despite having a 55-knot headwind part of the way.

Jul 29, 2014
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Test Flight

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Navigation by touch

The complexity of engineering and testing a navigator designed to anchor an instrument panel helps explain why Avidyne’s IFD 540 has only just arrived.

Sep 25, 2014 | comments

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SAM LS completes spin testing

The experimental SAM LS has successfully completed spin testing, SAM Aircraft Founder Thierry Zibi announced July 30 at EAA AirVenture.

Jul 31, 2014

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SkyCraft LSA completes flight testing

The SkyCraft SD-1 Minisport has completed flight testing and hopes to achieve certification by September, the company announced July 30 at EAA AirVenture.

Jul 30, 2014
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