Mooney partners with Redbird Flight Simulator

Mooney has partnered with Redbird Flight Simulations, buying three full motion Redbird FMX simulators.

One will be at the company’s headquarters in Kerrville, Texas, another in Chino, Calif., at the company’s global headquarters; and the third in Beijing, China, in an office set to open later this summer.

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Mooney opens new office in China

Mooney will open an office in Beijing, China, later this summer.

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The first new Mooney is preparing for takeoff

KERRVILLE, Texas — Mooney is preparing to celebrate the winning bid for Mooney Acclaim N242MR at AirVenture 2014. The first new Mooney airplane produced in five years is nearing completion and open for the highest bidder during the First To Fly Mooney History Museum Auction.

Proceeds from the sale of the first Mooney will be used to create the Mooney History Museum in Kerrville, Texas.

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Mooney kicks off online auction for new airplane

SUN ‘n FUN marked the first public event for Mooney International to officially kickoff its comeback tour to the aviation industry. To celebrate the occasion, CEO Jerry Chen launched an online charity auction to purchase the first new production Mooney since its five-year hiatus. All proceeds from the auction will be used for the future Mooney Historical Museum, a new non-profit corporation initiative for the company.

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Hartzell back in business with Mooney

Hartzell Propeller and Mooney International Corp. are again in business together as the aircraft manufacturer has begun production on the first new Mooney airplane in five years.

Hartzell Propeller has initiated deliveries of the company’s three-blade, blended airfoil, scimitar props to Mooney’s manufacturing operation in Kerrville, Texas, for factory installation on its Ovation and Acclaim Type S aircraft models.

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‘Boots on the Ground’ to premiere at Mooney homecoming

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.

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Mooney production to relaunch Feb. 26

KERRVILLE, Texas — Production on the first Mooney airplane to be built since 2009 is set to begin Feb. 26.

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Mooney confirms comeback

KERRVILLE, Texas — After a five-year hiatus from manufacturing airplanes, Mooney will restart manufacturing at the beginning of January 2014. New funding from Soaring America Corp., a California-based company, will provide the capital to relaunch and sustain the legendary brand, according to company officials.

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Mooney celebrates 60th anniversary of M20 at Oshkosh

The Mooney Aviation Co. will celebrate the 60-year anniversary of when Mooney began to manufacture its M20 fleet of airplanes at this week’s AirVenture.

“This is an historic time for Mooney and being present at AirVenture is an opportunity to celebrate with our loyal Mooney owners. We want to remind them that we are actively in business,” [Read more...]

Ovation2 GX receives EASA certification

Mooney Airplane Co.’s M20R Ovation2 GX recently received its certification from the European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA).

Mooney Ovation2 GX This long-range single-engine piston aircraft cruises at a top speed of 190 knots at its service ceiling of 20,000 feet. At a lower cruising speed of 173 ktas, it offers a range of 1,860 nm.

“The Ovation2 GX is perfectly suited for Europe, whether as a business aircraft with seating for four people and their luggage, or for personal use, allowing fast, convenient trips to anywhere in Europe in a matter of hours,” said Bernard Cheong of Air Touring Limited, one of Mooney’s European dealers.

This certification represents the qualification of the Ovation2 GX with the Garmin G1000 Avionics Suite, which was certified in the U.S. in 2004. The M20R Ovation has been certified in Europe without the glass panel on a per country basis prior to this EASA announcement.

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