A DA50 powered by a turbine engine made its first flight Jan. 19 in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, with Christian Dries, CEO of Diamond Aircraft, as test pilot, along with Ingmar Mayerbuch, the company’s head of flight test. [Read more…]
TARBES, France – DAHER-SOCATA delivered 51 new TBM 900s in 2014, representing a 27% increase from 2013.
With an order intake for 64 aircraft in 2014, it was the best year ever in terms of TBM sales volume, and the second best year for the company’s aircraft program since 1990, according to company officials. [Read more…]
A while back Christopher Ward attended a Zenith Aircraft workshop, where he built a rudder. He then purchased a CH 750 Cruzer kit. He also talked the factory into hosting a workshop that would focus on building the horizontal stabilizer and elevator sections of his kit.
In a salute to the One Week Wonder (where a complete Zenith Kit was assembled in just seven days at AirVenture 2014) he brought some members of EAA Chapter 429 in Jefferson City, Mo., to help with the construction.
2015 marks the 30 year anniversary of WACO Classic Aircraft‘s first aircraft delivery, and the company is celebrating with a special WACO Aircraft Owners Meeting.
Plans are underway for a group flight up the Lake Michigan coastline starting at the factory in Battle Creek, with several stops along the way.
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.”