Michigan businessman Phillip Bozek recently took delivery of a TBM 900, making him the youngest owner of this new variant in the family of TBM very fast turboprop aircraft.
DULUTH, Minn. — Cirrus Aircraft reports the maiden flight of the third and final conforming flight test aircraft, C-Two (C2), in its Vision SF50 personal jet program.
The initial flight of C2 marks the latest milestone for the Vision jet program as C2 now joins C0 and C1 in FAA flight testing and certification activities.
Mooney International is set to deliver the first M20TN Acclaim Type S aircraft with a Chinese National Registration, (“B” number), to its owner in China at the end of December.
Mooney officially received the Validation of Type Certificate (VTC) issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on Dec. 9. This allows Mooney to directly export aircraft to China, according to company officials.
ANACORTES, Wash. – Micro AeroDynamics reached a couple of milestones this fall, completing 25 years in the business and shipping its 19,000th STC approved Micro VG kit. Flight testing at the company’s headquarters in Anacortes has produced 75 STCs allowing Micro VG retrofits on a total of 750 aircraft models. They are in use all over the world.
“We’ll be adding to the list of STCs in the future, as conditions warrant,” said Anni Brogan, president. “Meanwhile, we’ll continue to enhance the safety margins of the fleet one aircraft at a time.”
The TBM Owners and Pilots Association (TBMOPA) report that the 2014 annual TBMOPA convention broke another attendance record with the presence of more than 100 TBM 700s and TBM 850s, along with several brand-new TBM 900s.
Attracting almost a quarter of the entire TBM fleet in North America, this year’s convention, held Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, registered an increase in attendance of 3% from last year, officials note.