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NASA to fly Tecnam twin in research project

A modified Tecnam P2006T twin-engine airplane has been chosen to move NASA's Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology project from ground runs to flight testing.

Mar 23, 2015

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Just melt it

Researchers at Iowa State University have landed an FAA grant to research methods, including heated runways, for keeping runways clear in winter.

Mar 18, 2015 | comments

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Rutan drops hints about SkiGull

Legendary aircraft designer Burt Rutan dropped fresh hints about his final design, a work in progress called SkiGull, through a film production crew.

Mar 16, 2015 | comments
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Aerodynamics

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Top tech of 2014

From laser guns to laser defenses, twisting wings and cameras that capture a propeller in action, 2014 was a busy year on the cutting edge.

Dec 29, 2014 | comments

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Shape-shifting flap takes flight

Wing flaps that can bend and twist instead of extending and retracting have passed initial flight tests and continue to show significant promise

Nov 17, 2014 | comments

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Acting NTSB chief says automation affects professionalism

Does automation lead to a lack of professionalism? The acting NTSB chief thinks it does, and calls for a new approach to the man-machine interface.

Oct 21, 2014 | comments
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Aircraft Design

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Rutan drops hints about SkiGull

Legendary aircraft designer Burt Rutan dropped fresh hints about his final design, a work in progress called SkiGull, through a film production crew.

Mar 16, 2015 | comments

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Solar Impulse nears departure

Crews prepared Solar Impulse 2, the gossamer aircraft powered by the sun and designed to inspire, for a hoped-for March 7 departure from Abu Dhabi.

Mar 03, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA supports LSA status for road-worthy airplane

AOPA is asking the FAA to grant weight and stall-speed exemptions needed to certify the Terrafugia Transition as a light sport aircraft.

Jan 20, 2015 | comments
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First Flight

Pilot Magazine

Cub effect

It was my first flight in N1352C, a Piper PA–18 Super Cub that remains one of my great aviation loves.

Feb 03, 2015

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‘Seattle II’ to retrace 1924 epic flight

It has an engine from the Golden Age of Aviation, an open cockpit, and a long-range cruise speed of about 90 mph. For the Seattle II, a Douglas World Cruiser reproduction, a brief first flight in December started a new chapter in a Seattle couple’s quest to fly it around the world in 2016.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments

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Cirrus completes fleet

Cirrus Aircraft celebrated the successful first flight on Dec. 20 of its third conforming SF50 Vision personal jet.

Dec 23, 2014
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New Aircraft

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Rutan drops hints about SkiGull

Legendary aircraft designer Burt Rutan dropped fresh hints about his final design, a work in progress called SkiGull, through a film production crew.

Mar 16, 2015 | comments

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Composite Helicopters to certify new models

New Zealand helicopter company Composite Helicopters is moving from kit to certified carbon fiber rotorcraft.

Mar 04, 2015

Advocacy

AOPA supports LSA status for road-worthy airplane

AOPA is asking the FAA to grant weight and stall-speed exemptions needed to certify the Terrafugia Transition as a light sport aircraft.

Jan 20, 2015 | comments
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R and D

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NASA to fly Tecnam twin in research project

A modified Tecnam P2006T twin-engine airplane has been chosen to move NASA's Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology project from ground runs to flight testing.

Mar 23, 2015

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Route set for Solar Impulse 2 round-the-world flight

Twelve years of study, research, design, and testing will culminate in late February or early March when Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) launches on a solar-powered attempt to circumnavigate the world.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments

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Top tech of 2014

From laser guns to laser defenses, twisting wings and cameras that capture a propeller in action, 2014 was a busy year on the cutting edge.

Dec 29, 2014 | comments
More R and D News

Test Flight

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NASA to fly Tecnam twin in research project

A modified Tecnam P2006T twin-engine airplane has been chosen to move NASA's Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology project from ground runs to flight testing.

Mar 23, 2015

Article

Solar Impulse nears departure

Crews prepared Solar Impulse 2, the gossamer aircraft powered by the sun and designed to inspire, for a hoped-for March 7 departure from Abu Dhabi.

Mar 03, 2015 | comments

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Testing of Diamond turboprop in progress

A seven-passenger single-engine turboprop aircraft has taken its first flight in Austria with a certification goal of late 2016.

Jan 22, 2015 | comments
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