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First production ICON A5 flies

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — The night before EAA AirVenture opened, ICON Aircraft unveiled the first production A5, an aircraft the company refers to as Engineering Serial Number 1 (ESN-1). This is the first A5 built from the production design, with production tooling, and... Continue Reading →

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Cessna unveils Turbo Skyhawk JT-A at Oshkosh

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — Cessna confirmed on opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh its launch of the Turbo Skyhawk JT-A, which joins the Turbo Skylane JT-A as the latest diesel powered platform in the company’s single-engine product line up. The company is displaying the Turbo Skyhawk... Continue Reading →

Cirrus debuts special mission aircraft

Posted on July 27th, 2014 by

Cirrus Aircraft has introduced a “sensor-capable” special mission aircraft based on its Generation 5 SR22/SR22T aircraft. Known as the Cirrus Perception, it will be available in mid-2015. Continue Reading →

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Flying the Searey

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by

I’m retired, so officially every day is a day off. But I do a lot of writing and lately, I’ve been looking for a little more fun in my new home state of Florida. Last week, I kicked around some... Continue Reading →

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Van’s debuts Dynon Skyview touch panel for RV-12

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by

Just in time for EAA Airventure Oshkosh, Van’s Aircraft and Dynon Avionics have introduced the dual-screen Dynon Skyview Touch option for the factory-built RV-12, available Sept. 1. Continue Reading →

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Eclipse names second European Gold Service Center

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by

Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. (EAI) has expanded its international service center network for Eclipse 500 and Eclipse 550 twin-engine jets (pictured), adding General Enterprises as its second European Gold Service Center. General Enterprises will provide maintenance, inspections, parts and warranty support,... Continue Reading →

Searey introduces frise aileron

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by

TAVARES, Florida — Progressive Aerodyne, manufacturer of Searey Light Sport amphibious airplanes, has developed a new Frise aileron for all new factory-built Searey Elite and Searey Sport model airplanes. The new aileron, developed by Progressive Aerodyne engineers, is a milestone improvement in Searey... Continue Reading →

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First flight: Sun Flyer

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by

DENVER, Colorado – The single-seat technology demonstrator for the “Sun Flyer” solar-electric airplane completed first flight tests and will make its public debut July 27 in Oshkosh, the evening before the official start of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Sun Flyer, being... Continue Reading →

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All-metal folding-wing Groppo Trail now available in U.S.

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

The Italian Groppo Trail is now available in the U.S. The high-wing light-sport or amateur-built kit features tandem seating, all-metal construction, and wings that are foldable in less than five minutes by one person. Continue Reading →

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Eclipse upgrade program sells out

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by

Eclipse Aerospace reports that all 2014 Eclipse 500 PLUS upgrade positions have been sold. Since the program commenced March 12, more than 60 Eclipse Jet owners have selected the Eclipse 500 PLUS upgrade for their aircraft, company officials said. Continue Reading →