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 →

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Access Aviation Project: Creating new pilots

Posted on June 20th, 2013 by

The first step in helping someone get a pilot certificate is getting that person into an airplane. That’s the mission of the Aviation Access Project, an asset management company geared toward Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA). According to CEO Rick Matthews, to... Continue Reading →

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ICON raises $60 million to start production

Posted on June 20th, 2013 by

LOS ANGELES — ICON Aircraft has raised its fourth and final round of equity funding, totaling more than $60 million. Continue Reading →

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First flight for Tecnam’s Astore

Posted on June 5th, 2013 by

The successful first flight of the Tecnam Astore Light-Sport Aircraft took place at Tecnam’s Capua production facility on May 27. Continue Reading →

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Sporty’s will award Van’s RV-12 for 2014 sweepstakes

Posted on May 29th, 2013 by

Sporty’s Sweepstakes airplane for 2014 is an all-new Van’s RV-12. This aircraft is the first factory-built airplane from Van’s, a leading designer of kit aircraft. Continue Reading →