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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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Piper continues strong showing in trainer market

Continuing significant orders to the training market shows that Piper Aircraft is making progress in its three-year plan to gain market share in that competitive arena.

Jul 30, 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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Aerodynamics

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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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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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'Smart' quadcopters

Researchers at the University of Sheffield in England are designing autonomous flying machines that think for themselves, and learn as they go.

Jul 09, 2014
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First Flight

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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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Initial tests completed on 'personal jet' kitplane

Experimental kit aircraft maker Sonex announced completing “a very successful series of initial flight tests” of the SubSonex JSX-2 personal jet.

Jul 16, 2014 | comments
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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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Citation X+ delivered

Cessna’s Citation X+, an updated (and faster) version of the 1996 Collier Trophy winner, has been delivered. The company announced FAA certification and first delivery on June 26.

Jun 30, 2014

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Production HondaJet takes flight

The first production HondaJet logged an 84-minute flight June 27, marking another milestone toward first deliveries in 2015.

Jun 30, 2014
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R and D

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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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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

Article

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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Test Flight

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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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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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