EAA finalizes deal to assist members with loans

Posted on August 1st, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — The Experimental Aircraft Association has finalized an agreement with National Aircraft Finance Company (NAFCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pilot Bancshares, to provide exclusive benefits to EAA members in the market to finance an aircraft, kit, plan-based aircraft materials,... Continue Reading →

Medical reform moves ahead, FAA administrator reports at Oshkosh

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — The FAA has sent a proposal to reform the third-class medical certification process to the Department of Transportation for review, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said Thursday at AirVenture. Continue Reading →

Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR updated

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by

OSHKOSH —  At this week’s AirVenture, Jeppesen unveiled new features for Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR on iPad. Enhanced capabilities include data-driven auto zooming for real-time accuracy and software improvements to drive flight efficiency. 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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iFlightPlanner releases v2.2

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by

iFlightPlanner revealed at AirVenture that iFlightPlanner for iPad v2.2, the third major update this year to iFlightPlanner for iPad presented by Sennheiser, is now available for download from the App Store. In addition to numerous performance and usability enhancements, v2.2 offers... 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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Mahindra debuts Airvan 8 on floats at Oshkosh

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by

Mahindra Aerospace recently added Wipline 3450 amphibious floats to its Airvan 8 aircraft. Wipaire Inc. has begun feasibility testing on the aircraft with floats, and upon a successful outcome, a certification program will be launched later in 2014. 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 →