ICON to relocate to Vacaville

Posted on May 14th, 2014 by

LOS ANGELES  — ICON Aircraft will relocate to the City of Vacaville in Northern California, located approximately 50 miles northeast of San Francisco. Beginning in the first quarter of 2015, the company will begin operating in a 140,000-square-foot facility adjacent... Continue Reading →

Premier Aircraft completes first ‘Premier Edition’ 172

Posted on May 13th, 2014 by

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Art Spengler, Vice President for Operations at Premier Aircraft Sales, reports that the first “Premier Edition” Cessna 172 took to the skies in mid-April and has already accumulated over 30 flight hours. Continue Reading →

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Tecnam ramps up at Sebring Regional Airport

Posted on May 12th, 2014 by

SEBRING, Fla. — Tecnam took possession of a new 21,000-square-foot facility at Sebring Regional Airport on April 28 and delivered its first aircraft from this U.S. facility. “Even though we just moved in, we have accomplished our first delivery, a... Continue Reading →

Embry-Riddle adds Arrow trainers to fleet

Posted on May 9th, 2014 by

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Piper Aircraft will begin delivering the first of five new Piper Arrow pilot training aircraft to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, Fla. campus. Continue Reading →

Privateer taking shape

Posted on May 8th, 2014 by

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — The nearly decade long dream of John Meekins is taking shape — literally. The Privateer, an amphibious turbine pusher, has been in development for more than seven years. Continue Reading →

Zenith aircraft training Chinese pilots

Posted on May 8th, 2014 by

Zenith recently shipped its 45th kit for a STOL CH 750 to China. Continue Reading →

Airplane shipments and billings up in first quarter of year

Posted on May 7th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The latest figures from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) show that in the first quarter of 2014, total worldwide general aviation airplane shipments increased 11.9%, from 447 in 2013 to 500 in 2014. Billings for GA... Continue Reading →

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Solar-powered plane takes flight

Posted on May 6th, 2014 by

Solar Flight revealed it has been test flying a new solar powered airplane called the Sunseeker Duo. Continue Reading →

UND orders additional Piper trainers

Posted on May 6th, 2014 by

Piper Aircraft has taken orders for three twin-engine piston-powered Training Class Piper Seminole aircraft from the UND Aerospace Foundation, which provides training and aircraft for the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Continue Reading →

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Quicksilver earns FAA acceptance for SLSA

Posted on May 5th, 2014 by

Quicksilver Aeronautics has been informed by FAA that its audit to produce the Sport 2S model as a Special Light-Sport Aircraft has been satisfactorily concluded. The model will officially be known as the Sport L-S2S and marketed as the Sport... Continue Reading →