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Pure joy

Article | Jun 17, 2015

Raphaël Langumier suspected his 4-year-old daughter Léa would enjoy aerobatics, though her reaction–captured on a video that instantly went viral–exceeded his expectations.

EPS building and hiring

Article | Jun 09, 2015

Engineered Propulsion Systems is moving forward toward the goal of bringing the first clean-sheet diesel aviation engine to market.

Carter seeks factory

Article | May 21, 2015

After years of development, Jay Carter’s remarkable flying machine is being marketed to aerospace manufacturers.

Pilatus PC-24 makes first flight

Article | May 12, 2015

The Pilatus PC-24 jet flew for the first time May 11 in Switzerland for nearly an hour.

Icon A5 nears delivery

Article | May 11, 2015

Icon Aircraft announced May 7 the successful test flight of the first customer A5 aircraft, with delivery expected to follow this summer.

Morphing wing passes test

Article | May 04, 2015

Control surfaces designed to flex in flight have aerodynamic advantages demonstrated by collaboration between NASA, the U.S. Air Force, and a Michigan company.

‘Like you’re flying a Thunderbirds solo act’

Article | Apr 30, 2015

With a single seat, an 18-foot wingspan, a stall speed of less than 60 mph, and a top speed of close to 300 mph, the SubSonex JSX-2 challenges one’s expectations of how a jet aircraft should look and act.

Flight Design C4 flies

Article | Apr 14, 2015

Flight Design’s four-place C4 completed its maiden flight April 9, with no surprises.

Fuel leaks prompt FAA fine

Article | Apr 13, 2015

The FAA has proposed a $430,000 fine against Textron Aviation subsidiary Beechcraft after fuel leaks were found in 43 Barons delivered between January 2012 and November 2013.

Test pilot leads Textron pistons

Article | Apr 08, 2015

Doug May, named Textron Aviation's piston airplane chief April 3, said, “I consider myself one of those passionate aviation enthusiasts.” May spoke to AOPA about his plans for the future.