New FAA hangar policy causing confusion

Posted on August 10th, 2014 by

Two weeks after the FAA unveiled its draft policy for allowed uses in hangars at airports that receive federal grant funding, much confusion has emerged regarding the overall effect of the policy and what it means for hangar tenants. That’s... Continue Reading →

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Cessna to deliver four Skyhawks to University of Dubuque

Posted on August 6th, 2014 by

Cessna announced at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh that it has received an order for four 172S Skyhawks from the University of Dubuque in Iowa. Delivery of the aircraft in September will complete the transition to an all Garmin G1000-equipped training fleet for the... Continue Reading →

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Video: Is Space X’s Elon Musk looking to aircraft for his next project?

Posted on August 5th, 2014 by

Elon Musk appeared on The Colbert Report on July 24. At the 1:50 mark of this video he says, “Aircraft should be vertical take-off and landing.” Could a Musk revolution being coming to aviation? The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report... Continue Reading →

Airplane shipments up

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) reported at last week’s AirVenture that airplane shipments increased 4.8% in the second quarter of the year, with shipments totaling 1,110 while airplane billings rose to $10.9 billion, up 4.5%. Continue Reading →

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First production HondaJet debuts at Oshkosh

Posted on August 1st, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — The first production HondaJet made its public debut this week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Continue Reading →

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First photos of FlightDesign C4 proof of concept released

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by

Flight Design’s John Gilmore sent along these first views of the C4 proof of concept aircraft. He reports the first flight team is getting the systems, controls and instrumentation in place for the maiden flight. Additional work is being done... Continue Reading →

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New engine upgrade for Caravans debuts at Oshkosh

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — Blackhawk Modifications of Waco, Texas, is adding a new engine upgrade option for Cessna 208A Caravan and 208B Grand Caravan aircraft. Blackhawk is certifying the 867 horsepower PT6A-140 engine as a direct aftermarket replacement for the standard PT6A-114... Continue Reading →

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TBM 900 makes first Oshkosh appearance

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by

OSHKOSH —DAHER-SOCATA’s TBM 900 made its first-ever appearance at AirVenture this week. Continue Reading →

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Cessna upgrades TTx

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — Cessna Aircraft Co. announced at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh new interior and exterior enhancements for the Cessna TTx. Continue Reading →

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Beechcraft celebrates King Air milestones at AirVenture

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH – Beechcraft Corporation is celebrating two important King Air milestones this week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh – the 50th year of King Air production, as well as the first anniversary of a record-breaking order from Wheels Up, the membership-based private aviation... Continue Reading →