Homebuilding okay in hangars

Posted on August 17th, 2014 by

You probably know someone who is building an aircraft in a hangar at a publicly owned airport. It may surprise you to know that, until recently,  the FAA considered that activity outside the appropriate use of a hangar. On July... Continue Reading →

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New Cessna Citation CJ3+ makes first flight

Posted on August 17th, 2014 by

Cessna reports the successful maiden flight of the first production unit of the Citation CJ3+ from the company’s manufacturing facility adjacent to Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita. Mark Tuttle, production flight test pilot, said all systems performed as expected during the 73... Continue Reading →

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Bearhawk LSA Kit completes maiden flight

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by

AUSTIN, Texas — Bearhawk Aircraft’s first kit-built Bearhawk LSA aircraft has completed its maiden flight. Continue Reading →

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Cessna Stationair to sport new interior seating option

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by

Cessna Aircraft Co. reported at AirVenture that it will offer a new seating option for the Cessna 206 Stationair that provides the versatility for up to five different cabin seating configurations. Continue Reading →

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Video: Pipistrel takes Panthera for a spin

Posted on August 12th, 2014 by

Fly along as Pipistrel’s Panthera successfully completes a 10-turn spin with four-people on board and three-quarters fuel. Continue Reading →

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Kodiak boasts Garmin autopilot

Posted on August 11th, 2014 by

Quest Aircraft Co. reported at AirVenture the integration of the Garmin GFC 700 Automatic Fight Control System (AFCS) in the KODIAK. Continue Reading →

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Lear 60 now FAA-certified with Raisbeck Aft Fuselage Locker

Posted on August 11th, 2014 by

SEATTLE — Raisbeck Engineering has received full FAA certification for its Lear 60 Aft Fuselage Locker. It is now available for purchase and installation at all Raisbeck Authorized Dealer locations that work with Lear 60 owners and operators. Continue Reading →

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New KODIAK interior certified

Posted on August 11th, 2014 by

Quest Aircraft Co. has received certification of its new Summit Executive interior. The five-place interior features club seating, two fold-out tables and two storage cabinets. Continue Reading →

New FAA hangar policy causing confusion

Posted on August 10th, 2014 by

Two weeks after the FAA unveiled its draft policy for allowed uses in hangars at airports that receive federal grant funding, much confusion has emerged regarding the overall effect of the policy and what it means for hangar tenants. That’s... Continue Reading →

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Cessna to deliver four Skyhawks to University of Dubuque

Posted on August 6th, 2014 by

Cessna announced at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh that it has received an order for four 172S Skyhawks from the University of Dubuque in Iowa. Delivery of the aircraft in September will complete the transition to an all Garmin G1000-equipped training fleet for the... Continue Reading →