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All-metal folding-wing Groppo Trail now available in U.S.

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

The Italian Groppo Trail is now available in the U.S. The high-wing light-sport or amateur-built kit features tandem seating, all-metal construction, and wings that are foldable in less than five minutes by one person. Continue Reading →

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SkyCraft finishes ASTM compliance, opens new factory

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

SkyCraft Airplanes has declared to the FAA that its SD-1 Minsiport is compliant with all ASTM regulations for Light-Sport Aircraft one year after publicly announcing it would be producing the airplane ready-to-fly. SkyCraft now awaits an FAA audit, after which it... Continue Reading →

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Searey expands to China

Posted on July 8th, 2014 by

Progressive Aerodyne has opened its newly established sales office in Shanghai, China, to support the sale of Searey light-sport amphibious airplanes. Continue Reading →

Quicksilver awarded Special-LSA certificate

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by

TEMECULA, Calif. —Quicksilver Aeronautics reached an important milestone with the receipt of an airworthiness certificate for its first-ever Special Light-Sport Aircraft. This final approval now enables the Southern California producer to begin offering ready to fly models of its aircraft. Continue Reading →

Flight testing completed for SD-1 Minisport

Posted on June 1st, 2014 by

After a long winter and spring dodging the Utah weather, SkyCraft’s SD-1 Minisport has completed flight testing, meeting all the performance requirements needed for S-LSA certification, according to company officials. Continue Reading →

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Quicksilver confirms large Chinese order

Posted on May 26th, 2014 by

TEMECULA, Calif. — Quicksilver Aeronautics reports it signed a distribution agreement resulting in an order for 77 aircraft in May. The first two aircraft are in the manufacturing process in Quicksilver’s Temecula factory and will be shipped to China for final assembly,... Continue Reading →

Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. launches with Sun Flyer

Posted on May 20th, 2014 by

DENVER – Bye Aerospace has launched Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. (AEAC) to produce a solar-electric light-sport aircraft Sun Flyer under a license agreement from PC-Aero. The company will bring to market the first U.S.-sponsored, practical all-electric airplane serving the training, recreational... Continue Reading →

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Pipistrel completes FAA LSA audit

Posted on May 19th, 2014 by

Pipistrel reports it has successfully completed the FAA Light-Sport Aircraft operations audit. Continue Reading →

ICON to relocate to Vacaville

Posted on May 14th, 2014 by

LOS ANGELES  — ICON Aircraft will relocate to the City of Vacaville in Northern California, located approximately 50 miles northeast of San Francisco. Beginning in the first quarter of 2015, the company will begin operating in a 140,000-square-foot facility adjacent... Continue Reading →

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Tecnam ramps up at Sebring Regional Airport

Posted on May 12th, 2014 by

SEBRING, Fla. — Tecnam took possession of a new 21,000-square-foot facility at Sebring Regional Airport on April 28 and delivered its first aircraft from this U.S. facility. “Even though we just moved in, we have accomplished our first delivery, a... Continue Reading →