Beechcraft Corporation announced at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention & Exhibition that beginning in the fourth quarter of 2014, the latest model of the King Air C90GTx will offer new standard features that deliver shorter takeoff and landing distances and better handling characteristics.
Quest Aircraft Co. has signed an agreement with SkyView Aircraft (Jiangsu) Industry Co. to represent Quest as the exclusive dealer for KODIAK aircraft in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The contract also outlines plans for limited assembly and eventual manufacturing of KODIAKs in China.
Tecnam reports that the first Tecnam P2006T MRI (Multi-Sensor Reconnaissance and Identification) aircraft is now operating in South Africa.
DULUTH, Minn. — Cirrus Aircraft now offers its Performance Braking System for owners of Generation 3 and newer aircraft from Cirrus Direct.
All 2014 Cirrus SR22T, SR22 and SR20 model aircraft come equipped with the new Performance Braking System. In addition to making this system available for Generation 3 and newer aircraft, Cirrus is continuing to work on a Performance Braking System upgrade for earlier model aircraft in the field.
The folks at Terrafugia have just released a new video showing the company’s flying car, called the Transition, in flight and on the road. Check it out here.
SEATTLE — Raisbeck Engineering is unveiling a newly certified EPIC Performance Package for the in-service King Air C90GTx fleet of nearly 150 airplanes.
The improved performance comes from Raisbeck’s Swept Blade Turbofan Propellers, combined with Dual Aft Body Strakes, and takes advantage of the low-speed contribution of the factory installed winglets on that specific model, company officials explain.
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.