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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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Air Force technology drives new PS Engineering audio panel

PS Engineering is incorporating U.S. Air Force technology into its new PMA450 audio panel. Originally designed to help fighter pilots with situational awareness, the new system places com radio cues at various points in the earcups to help GA pilots focus.

Jul 15, 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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Aerodynamics

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Propeller captured in action

German scientists have captured the first high-resolution close-ups of an aircraft propeller in flight, revealing exactly how the blades deform under flight forces.

Jul 09, 2014

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Sikorsky aims for smooth ride

Helicopter engineers are developing new systems with promise to significantly reduce or eliminate main rotor vibration.

Jun 18, 2014

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Inflatable flying saucer preps for test flight over Hawaii

A NASA team is preparing to launch a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle into near-space from a Navy facility in Hawaii to evaluate a technology that could help pave the way for human exploration of Mars.

Jun 05, 2014 | comments
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Aircraft Design

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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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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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Swearingen mourned

Edward Swearingen, an aircraft designer who made a lasting mark on aviation, died May 15.

May 22, 2014
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First Flight

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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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Around-the-world solar airplane passes first flight test

A solar-powered around-the-world flight seemed a bit closer to reality after the aircraft designed for the mission completed a first flight test on June 2.

Jun 04, 2014 | comments

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Rutan flies new diesel

Dick Rutan powered up the new Graflight V-8 diesel on May 5 and flew a mission with potential to change the paradigm.

May 15, 2014 | comments
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New Aircraft

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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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Falcon extends range

The Dassault Falcon 8X, announced in Geneva, will offer 6,450-nautical-mile range and the largest cabin in the Falcon line.

May 21, 2014
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R and D

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Sikorsky aims for smooth ride

Helicopter engineers are developing new systems with promise to significantly reduce or eliminate main rotor vibration.

Jun 18, 2014

Article

Inflatable flying saucer preps for test flight over Hawaii

A NASA team is preparing to launch a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle into near-space from a Navy facility in Hawaii to evaluate a technology that could help pave the way for human exploration of Mars.

Jun 05, 2014 | comments

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Rutan flies new diesel

Dick Rutan powered up the new Graflight V-8 diesel on May 5 and flew a mission with potential to change the paradigm.

May 15, 2014 | comments
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Test Flight

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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

Article

Propeller captured in action

German scientists have captured the first high-resolution close-ups of an aircraft propeller in flight, revealing exactly how the blades deform under flight forces.

Jul 09, 2014

Advocacy

Additional Pilot Program proposed for Phase I testing

An FAA draft advisory circular proposes safety enhancements for flight testing of experimental aircraft.

Jul 08, 2014
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