DAHER-SOCATA has delivered the first TBM 700 with a Garmin G600/GTN 750 new-generation glass cockpit avionics retrofits.
The FAA recently released AC 90-116, the Additional Pilot Program (APP) for Phase I flight testing, of homebuilt aircraft, which allows homebuilders to have a qualified additional pilot on board during Phase I flights.
Before this program, builders were only permitted to have “required crew” aboard for initial flights, which usually meant that every Phase I experimental-amateur built (E-AB) aircraft was legally required to be flown solo, according to officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association.
ENID, Oklahoma — First flight of the Aircraft Structures International Corp. (ASIC) ULtimate Grand Caravan occurred Wednesday, Oct. 1, with the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-140 turboprop (867 HP) engine installed.
DENVER, Colorado — Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. (AEAC) has entered the next phase of development for its solar-electric training aircraft called “Sun Flyer.”
AEAC, in conjunction with its development partner, Bye Aerospace, is performing initial R&D flight tests with the solar-electric technology demonstrator at Centennial Airport near Denver.
DAYTON, Ohio — Wright “B” Flyer Inc. has received another major gift to fund a new flying lookalike of the Wright brothers’ first production airplane.
The new Wright Model B lookalike will replace Wright “B” Flyer No. 1, also known as the “Brown Bird” or “Iron Bird,” which has been flying since 1982. The new airplane will be easier to transport to distant events and easier for the all-volunteer organization to maintain.
Belite’s James Wiebe recently flew the Belite Sealite amphibious ultralight off the water for the first time.
Quest Aircraft Co. has received final approval from the FAA for the integration of the Garmin GFC 700 Automatic Fight Control System (AFCS) in the KODIAK.
SportairUSA, the U.S. distributor of Savage Cub-S, Cub, Cruiser and Classic aircraft, has launched a contest to rename the Savage Cub-S.