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Solar Impulse in California

Article | Apr 25, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 completed the Hawaii-to-California leg of its round-the-world journey April 23.

Sonex shows new B models for first time

Article | Apr 02, 2016

Sonex Aircraft is showing the Sonex B and Waiex B kitplanes for the first time at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida.

FAA: Flight testing not required for Cirrus jet's parachute system

Article | Mar 28, 2016

The FAA plans to evaluate the Cirrus Vision SF50 jet's ballistic parachute recovery system without requiring costly and potentially dangerous in-flight testing.

Racers hone their Edges

Article | Mar 10, 2016

The two American teams in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship open the new season with fresh aircraft modifications and fresh determination to win.

NASA targets return to supersonic passenger flights

Article | Mar 01, 2016

NASA announced a new project that could bring the return of supersonic passenger air travel “one step closer to reality.”

Dornier chooses Diamond

Article | Feb 03, 2016

Dornier Seawings, the modern descendant of an aviation icon, has chosen one of general aviation’s more recognizable names, Diamond Aircraft, to build the Dornier Seastar.

Windecker Eagle to be basis of new airplane

Article | Feb 01, 2016

Now that one of the original Windecker Eagles has been restored for a Chinese owner, the company announced the next phase—a complete redesign for manufacture worldwide.

Carter pitches copter partners

Article | Jan 07, 2016

Carter Aviation Technologies is seeking joint venture partners to build small-scale versions of the CarterCopter as it talks with manufacturers about producing large machines.

Eighteen rotors, pilot optional

Article | Dec 07, 2015

The fact that the company CEO flew a prototype test with no prior experience was not the only unusual thing about the Volocopter VC200.

Terrafugia takes unmanned turn

Article | Dec 02, 2015

Terrafugia, the Boston-area startup working to build flying cars (or “roadable aircraft”) will soon fly an unmanned version of its latest design.