Aircraft Types

Aircraft Types

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Bell upgrades 407, scores large sale

Bell Helicopter put a new engine in its 407, got a larger payload, and upgraded avionics. It attracted a new customer.

Mar 03, 2015

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Garmin updates Pilot app for helos

Garmin International has updated its Garmin Pilot app for Apple devices with helicopter routes and obstacles along routes.

Mar 03, 2015

Article

Airbus Helicopters debuts H160 mid-sized helicopter

The "Splash of the Day" award for the opening day of Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando must surely go to Airbus Helicopters for its big reveal of the H160 mid-sized helicopter.

Mar 03, 2015 | comments
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Single Engine

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Honeywell projects steady helicopter sales

Despite a dramatic decline in 2014 helicopter deliveries, forecasters at Honeywell Aerospace project a steady stream of deliveries over the next five years.

Mar 02, 2015

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Training Tip: Awake to a hazard

Not even past the end of the runway, the pilot banks left and continues climbing on a new heading. Is something wrong?

Feb 23, 2015

Article

Turboprop builder Quest Aircraft sold to Japanese group

Quest Aircraft, manufacturer of the 10-seat Kodiak single-engine turboprop designed for backcountry aviation, has been acquired by Setouchi Holdings of Japan.

Feb 18, 2015
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Business Jet

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Aircraft market mixed

A surge in piston airplane sales was among the bright spots in 2014 industry data released Feb. 11.

Feb 11, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

The king of speed

Cessna’s original Citation X was introduced in 1990, and the first production aircraft was delivered to golfing legend Arnold Palmer.

Feb 06, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Quick Look: Citation Bravo

Like so many other designs in aviation, the Citation II was reborn into the Bravo because of improvements in engine design.

Feb 05, 2015
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Experimental

Advocacy

Medical reform legislation introduced in House, Senate

New legislation in both houses of Congress would allow thousands of pilots to fly without a third class medical and offer new protections for GA pilots.

Feb 26, 2015 | comments

Article

Filmmakers moving forward on Burt Rutan documentary

A career spent “democratizing flight” is entering the realm of documentary movie-making as two filmmakers launch a project to tell Burt Rutan’s story.

Feb 24, 2015

Article

NavWorx offers new ADS-B option

NavWorx announced Feb. 11 an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transceiver with an introductory price of $699, giving kit builders an affordable route to mandate compliance.

Feb 12, 2015 | comments
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Light Sport Aircraft

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Diamond DA50 turboprop enters flight testing

Flight testing of a seven-place Diamond Aircraft DA50-JP7 powered by a turboprop engine built in Ukraine is in progress in Austria.

Feb 04, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: 2015 Sweepstakes

The canary yellow AOPA Reimagined 152 looked right at home on the ramp at the 2015 Light Sport Aviation Expo, but FAA rules needlessly set it apart.

Feb 04, 2015

News release

GENERAL AVIATION GROUPS URGE FAA TO TAKE IMMEDIATE STEPS TO LOWER BARRIERS TO ADS-B

GENERAL AVIATION GROUPS URGE FAA TO TAKE IMMEDIATE STEPS TO LOWER BARRIERS TO ADS-B

Jan 23, 2015
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Seaplane

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‘The single most important license I got’

Delta Air Lines Captain Jeffrey Whitesell said flight instruction has been his backstop his whole career, many times opening a door where one otherwise might not have been opened.

Dec 23, 2014

Advocacy

Seaplane ‘footprint’ small in Adirondack Park

Seaplanes “require no roads, trails or infrastructure to support their use,” wrote AOPA President Mark Baker in a letter to the Adirondack Park Administration.

Dec 11, 2014

Advocacy

Pilots urged to complete Lake Hood Seaplane Base survey

AOPA is urging pilots who use the Lake Hood Seaplane Base in Anchorage, Alaska, to participate in a master planning survey.

Nov 17, 2014
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Turboprop

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Turboprop builder Quest Aircraft sold to Japanese group

Quest Aircraft, manufacturer of the 10-seat Kodiak single-engine turboprop designed for backcountry aviation, has been acquired by Setouchi Holdings of Japan.

Feb 18, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Diamond DA50 turboprop enters flight testing

Flight testing of a seven-place Diamond Aircraft DA50-JP7 powered by a turboprop engine built in Ukraine is in progress in Austria.

Feb 04, 2015

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New Meridian: Piper updates pressurized turbine single

Piper’s latest edition of the Meridian pressurized turboprop features updated avionics and six seats in club configuration for $2.26 million.

Jan 27, 2015
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