GA deliveries up 4.3%, billings jump 24%

Posted on February 19th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — New figures released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) show that total worldwide general aviation airplane shipments rose 4.3%, from 2,164 in 2012 to 2,256 in 2013. Continue Reading →

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Second PS-28 Cruiser Cup to be held in UK

Posted on February 18th, 2014 by

The second annual PS-28 Cruiser Cup will be held in the United Kingdom Aug. 29-31, according to officials with Czech Sport Aircraft. Continue Reading →

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Quest increases landing weight for the Kodiak

Posted on February 18th, 2014 by

Quest Aircraft Co. has received FAA approval for an increase of 565 pounds to the maximum landing weight of the Kodiak. With the increase, the landing weight is now 7,255 pounds, same as the aircraft’s maximum takeoff weight. Continue Reading →

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Zenith ships 10,000th set of plans

Posted on February 17th, 2014 by

MEXICO, Mo. —  Zenith Aircraft Co. has now shipped 10,000 sets of plans to aircraft builders in over 50 countries. Most sets of plans are sent with complete or partial aircraft kits, though some go to builders who prefer to... Continue Reading →

Helicopter photo contest winners named

Posted on February 17th, 2014 by

The winners of the second annual ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest were unveiled in the just-printed Winter 2014 issue of the magazine, which is the Helicopter Association International’s official publication. This year’s grand prize winner shows a Belgian Air Force SeaKing... Continue Reading →

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First two customer Great Lakes completed

Posted on February 17th, 2014 by

WACO Aircraft reports that the the first two new production Great Lakes have recently been completed. The first (pictured above) will be going to Australia, and the second (pictured below) will stay in Michigan. Company officials also report they will be... Continue Reading →

‘Boots on the Ground’ to premiere at Mooney homecoming

Posted on February 16th, 2014 by

A new DVD, “Boots on the Ground: The Men and Women Who Made Mooney,” will premiere April 10, the first night of the Mooney Aircraft and Pilots Association (MAPA) Homecoming at the Mooney factory in Kerrville, Texas. Continue Reading →

Pipistrel delivers 600th aircraft in Sinus/Virus family

Posted on February 15th, 2014 by

Pipistrel reports that the 600th aircraft from the Sinus/Virus family has just been completed and will be delivered to its new owner in Australia. Continue Reading →

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Cirrus and partners unite to grow general aviation

Posted on February 13th, 2014 by

DULUTH, Minn. – Cirrus Aircraft’s JumpStart Program will place 12 brand new and fully equipped SR20s at Cirrus training centers in select markets across the country, to give more new pilots a comprehensive introduction to general aviation by learning to fly in a... Continue Reading →

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How a ghost doomed the Skycatcher

Posted on February 13th, 2014 by

In a new blog post, Flying magazine’s Robert Goyer says that the Cessna Skycatcher failed because it was overly sensitive to wind, had a “Made in China” label that infuriated the American marketplace, plus a high price tag. Once the price... Continue Reading →