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Factory trike awaits FAA approval

Article | Dec 16, 2013

Flight testing of a factory version of the Quicksilver Sport 2S, the first of two models with factory-built versions planned, is complete.

NASA tests insect solutions

Article | Nov 27, 2013

A small team of specialists at NASA’s Langley Research Center has taken to the skies in a Falcon jet hunting bugs.

Cessna Citation X speed confirmed

Article | Nov 04, 2013

Cessna has reclaimed the distinction of producing the fastest civilian aircraft, with a top speed of Mach 0.935 confirmed in certification flight tests.

Glider pilots aim to reach 90,000 feet on wind power

Article | Oct 30, 2013

A small team is aiming to soar to the far reaches of the stratosphere in a specially designed glider that will transport its pilots to a desperately lonely place.

GE boosts fuel efficiency in Passport engine

Article | Oct 21, 2013

GE Aviation has improved performance and reduced fuel burn in its Passport engine.

Rig it right: Improving aircraft performance, part 3

Aircraft Maintenance | Oct 07, 2013

If your plane is not properly rigged, the aircraft is fighting against itself in flight.

Pilot Profile: Brian Binnie

Article | Oct 03, 2013

As a test pilot, Brian Binnie doesn’t have an ordinary day on the job. But one day stands out as extraordinary in his career. It’s the day — Oct. 4, 2004 to be exact — that he flew SpaceShipOne and became the nation’s 435th astronaut while winning Scaled Composites the $10 million Ansari X Prize.

Embraer promises upgrades to bizjets

Article | Sep 27, 2013

Embraer will roll out the "Phenom 100 2014 edition" along with new features on the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 at the National Business Aviation Association convention.

Maintenance: Improving aircraft performance, part 1

Aircraft Maintenance | Sep 12, 2013

Indulge your wild side and find out what you can do to your aircraft to improve true airspeed in the quest to win you bragging rights as the fastest (insert your aircraft here) out there.