BEND, Ore. – Epic Aircraft achieved a milestone in its E1000 certification program in late December, with the successful maiden flight of its first conforming flight test article, code named FT1. The company remains on track to achieve Type Certificate and begin customer deliveries in 2016, according to company officials. [Read more…]
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — More than 30 years after it was damaged and rendered unairworthy, N4198G, a Windecker Eagle, has been repaired, restored, upgraded, returned to active status, and flown.
In the hands of test pilot Len Fox, the Eagle was guided onto the active runway Dec. 6. Fox advanced the throttle on the first all-composite aircraft certified by the FAA in 1969 and lifted off for a brief flight. [Read more…]
￼￼Daher’s latest member in its very fast turboprop product line — the TBM 900 — has reached the century mark with the 100th aircraft delivery.
The milestone TBM 900 was received by U.S. customer Dale Schneider, a North Carolina businessman who is an active airplane and helicopter pilot, having logged more than 3,000 hours. Schneider’s first aircraft was a TBM 700C2 version, which he purchased in 2006 and has flown some 1,000 hours. [Read more…]