First flight from the water for Belite's Sealite.

Belite’s Sealite gets wet

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

Belite Aircraft founder James Wiebe flew the new Sealite Amphibious ultralight off the water for the first time on Wednesday. He also landed safely. Not once, but five times. Continue Reading →

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Garmin autopilot OK’d for Quest KODIAK

Posted on September 11th, 2014 by

Quest Aircraft Co. has received final approval from the FAA for the integration of the Garmin GFC 700 Automatic Fight Control System (AFCS) in the KODIAK. Continue Reading →

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SportAir launches Name This Plane contest

Posted on September 9th, 2014 by

SportairUSA, the U.S. distributor of Savage Cub-S, Cub, Cruiser and Classic aircraft, has launched a contest to rename the Savage Cub-S. Continue Reading →

Piper Mirage

Piper M-Class approved by China

Posted on September 9th, 2014 by

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Piper Aircraft has received a Validation of Type Certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for its M-Class single-engine aircraft. The Piper M-Class series consists of the turboprop Piper Meridian, the pressurized piston-powered Piper... Continue Reading →

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Belite inks Canadian distribution agreeement

Posted on September 4th, 2014 by

Belite Aircraft reports that Melody Aircraft, of Alberta, Canada, will exclusively distribute Belite’s aircraft and kits throughout Canada. Continue Reading →

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Pipistrel’s new electric trainer makes first flight

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 by

WATTsUP, Pipistrel’s new two-seat electric trainer took its maiden flight Aug. 22. Continue Reading →

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Hartzell Trailblazer prop approved for Husky

Posted on September 1st, 2014 by

Hartzell Propeller has received Supplemental Type Certificate approval from the FAA for installation of the company’s new Swept-Tip Trailblazer propellers on all Aviat Husky utility aircraft. Continue Reading →

For sale: SAM Aircraft

Posted on August 31st, 2014 by

LACHUTE, Quebec, Canada — Just a year and a half after the first flight of the prototype SAM aircraft, President Thierry Zibi has put the company up for sale. Why, after so much work – design, fixturing, successful flight test, certification, and orders... Continue Reading →

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Cessna Independence facility delivers 10,000th aircraft

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

Cessna Aircraft Co. recently delivered the 10,000th single-engine aircraft from its Independence, Kan. facility since its first delivery in June 1996. Liberty University took delivery of this milestone aircraft, a Cessna Skyhawk, along with two other Cessna Skyhawks, adding to... Continue Reading →

Vans RV12 SLSA

Van’s names new Southern service center

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

Van’s Aircraft has tapped US Sport Planes of Denton, Texas, to provide factory authorized service for the RV12 SLSA Light-Sport aircraft. Continue Reading →