First production HondaJet takes to the skies

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by

GREENSBORO, N.C.— The first production HondaJet achieved its initial flight June 27, marking another milestone toward aircraft certification and entry into service in 2015. Continue Reading →

TTx 2

Cessna TTx FIKI system receives FAA certification

Posted on June 25th, 2014 by

WICHITA, Kan. – Cessna Aircraft Co. has received FAA certification of the Flight Into Known Icing (FIKI) system for the high-performance Cessna TTx propeller aircraft. Continue Reading →


Citation Latitude assembly line begins

Posted on June 21st, 2014 by

Cessna has started full assembly line flow on the Citation Latitude midsize business jet at its manufacturing facilities in Wichita. Continue Reading →

Mooney Acclaim

The first new Mooney is preparing for takeoff

Posted on June 19th, 2014 by

KERRVILLE, Texas — Mooney is preparing to celebrate the winning bid for Mooney Acclaim N242MR at AirVenture 2014. The first new Mooney airplane produced in five years is nearing completion and open for the highest bidder during the First To Fly... Continue Reading →


Progress Report: C4

Posted on June 4th, 2014 by

The Flight Design C4, the four-place GA aircraft currently in development by Flight Design, has seen substantial progress this spring, according to company officials. At SUN ‘n FUN, Flight Design revealed the Vision Touch Avionics suite, with the complete system on display... Continue Reading →

Correction: GlobalParts website

Posted on May 29th, 2014 by

We reported in Thursday’s edition of The Pulse of Aviation e-newsletter that GlobalParts Group purchased the Type Certificate of the Meyers Aircraft Model 200. We included an incorrect link to GlobalParts website. The correct website address is Continue Reading →


GlobalParts Group acquires Meyers Type Certificate

Posted on May 28th, 2014 by

AUGUSTA, Kan. — GlobalParts Group has acquired the Type Certificate, intellectual property, tooling, and assets of the Meyers Aircraft Model 200 type design. It has formed a subsidiary, Interceptor Aviation, to facilitate the servicing and support of the iconic high performance single engine... Continue Reading →


Cessna Citation Latitude issued Type Inspection Authorization by FAA

Posted on May 27th, 2014 by

Cessna Aircraft Co. reports the FAA has grants Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) for the new Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jet. Continue Reading →

Wings of Freedom Plane

Minden-Tahoe Airport to host World War II aircraft

Posted on May 24th, 2014 by

MINDEN, Nevada — The Wings of Freedom Tour, honoring World War II veterans, including the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine,” B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” and P-51 Mustang fighter will arrive at Minden-Tahoe Airport at noon on June 2 and will... Continue Reading →

Premier Aircraft completes first ‘Premier Edition’ 172

Posted on May 13th, 2014 by

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Art Spengler, Vice President for Operations at Premier Aircraft Sales, reports that the first “Premier Edition” Cessna 172 took to the skies in mid-April and has already accumulated over 30 flight hours. Continue Reading →