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FAA grants ICON weight exemption

Posted on July 29th, 2013 by

OSHKOSH — The FAA has granted ICON Aircraft’s petition for exemption to allow an increased takeoff weight for ICON’s A5 amphibious Light Sport Aircraft (LSA). Continue Reading →

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Zlin Cub-S makes Oshkosh debut

Posted on July 29th, 2013 by

The 180-hp Titan Stroker IO-340 powered Zlin Cub-S is coming to the United States as a light-sport aircraft (LSA). SportairUSA, the U.S. distributor for aircraft manufactured by Zlin Aviation, will display the Cub-S in Oshkosh this week during AirVenture. Continue Reading →

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SkyCraft begins taking deposits

Posted on July 28th, 2013 by

OREM, UTah — On July 29, SkyCraft will begin accepting deposits for the SD-1 Minisport through the website’s Buy-A-Plane page. There are currently 14 pre-orders, filling production slots until summer of 2014, company officials report, adding SkyCraft is able to... Continue Reading →

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Production engineering begins on SeaDragon Gen2

Posted on July 28th, 2013 by

Independent Aircraft has begun production engineering of an all composite amphibious light-sport aircraft (LSA) called the SeaDragon Gen2. Continue Reading →

First electric flight for Erik Lindbergh

Posted on July 26th, 2013 by

When a leading proponent of a fresh idea, in this case airplanes powered by electric motors, finally has a chance to use the technology it can significantly heighten his motivation. Such was the case when Erik Lindbergh took the opportunity... Continue Reading →

Bearhawk ships LSA kits, adds second door to Patrol

Posted on July 23rd, 2013 by

Bearhawk Aircraft started delivering kits of the Bearhawk LSA (pictured below) in June. “We offer the Bearhawk LSA as a quick build, a plans-built, and everything in between,” said Mark Goldberg, Bearhawk Aircraft’s owner. Announced last August, the prototype of the Bob... Continue Reading →

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Hartzell X-Drive chosen for Carbon Cub

Posted on July 15th, 2013 by

CubCrafters has selected Hartzell Engine Technologies’ new X-Drive lightweight starter as standard on the company’s upgraded, high-performance Carbon Cub SS light sport aircraft (LSA). Continue Reading →

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LISA Airplanes restarts work on Akoya amphib

Posted on July 11th, 2013 by

Le Bourget du Lac, France — LISA Airplanes has restarted development of the Akoya amphibious Light-Sport Aircraft,  after the company was put in receivership last August. Continue Reading →

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Company formed to produce electric aircraft

Posted on July 1st, 2013 by

CABLE, Calif. — A new company, GreenWing International, has been formed to handle the production of the eSpyder (pictured below) and e430 electric-powered aircraft from Yuneec International. Continue Reading →

Flight Design USA adds distributors

Posted on June 26th, 2013 by

Flight Design USA has appointed Wilmington, N.C.-based Flight Design South East and south Florida-based Americana Aviation as new distributor representatives. Continue Reading →