Hartzell gains STC for Comanche Top Prop

Posted on August 21st, 2013 by

Hartzell Propeller has been granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a new aluminum alloy, Scimitar-blade prop for the Piper PA-24 Comanche 180. The new prop, designed for Comanches built between 1957 to 1964 powered by the 180 hp Lycoming... Continue Reading →


Cessna’s 120: A delightful bird

Posted on August 18th, 2013 by

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — I spied her across the hangar 12 months ago. It’s amazing how small a 1947 Cessna 120 looks tucked in a corner of a 30,000 square foot hangar. I had to fly her…but how? Oh wait, she’s... Continue Reading →


Eclipse releases safety enhancement package

Posted on August 15th, 2013 by

ALBUQUERQUE — Eclipse Aerospace has released a new package of safety enhancements for existing Eclipse Jet owners that includes anti-skid brakes, auto throttles, a new, independent standby display, and improved EFIS software, including the ability to display full size charts... Continue Reading →

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Twin Commander updates fuel tank liner install kit

Posted on August 15th, 2013 by

Twin Commander Aircraft has developed a new Custom Kit (CK) that improves the removal and reinstallation of the center fuel cell liner. Continue Reading →


Glass cockpit retrofit upgrade debuts for TBM 700/850

Posted on August 13th, 2013 by

A “glass cockpit” retrofit kit for Daher-Socata’s TBM 700 and TBM 850 aircraft was unveiled at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Continue Reading →

Summit Aviation unveils new platform for law enforcement

Posted on August 13th, 2013 by

Summit Aviation has developed an Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform to aid law enforcement officials. Starting with a modified Mahindra Aerospace GippsAero GA8 Airvan Astra, Summit modifies the GA8 with off-the-shelf commercial packages, such as a full work station... Continue Reading →


3,000th Air Tractor delivered

Posted on August 8th, 2013 by

OLNEY, Texas — An international gathering of dignitaries was on hand as Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch presented the company’s 3,000th Air Tractor airplane to its new owners from Brazil. Continue Reading →

Jeppesen teams with Piper

Posted on August 7th, 2013 by

OSHKOSH — Jeppesen will now provide flight data to owners of new Piper aircraft as part of the aircraft purchase process. Continue Reading →

Concorde now original equipment on all new Pipers

Posted on August 6th, 2013 by

In 2012 the evolution began by Piper Aircraft, upgrading its Mirage, Matrix and Seneca models to Concorde batteries. The transition is now complete and Concorde batteries are now the Original Equipment battery on all new production aircraft. Continue Reading →


Cessna offers heat-reflecting paint for Turbo Stationair

Posted on August 2nd, 2013 by

OSHKOSH — Cessna debuted its new Night Sky edition of the Turbo Stationair at this week’s AirVenture. Continue Reading →