DENVER, Colorado – The prototype Sun Flyer 2 aircraft had its first flight April 10, 2018.
The prototype aircraft flight test program, which began in late March, is being conducted at Centennial Airport (KAPA), south of Denver, Colorado, and is now progressing to increased speed, altitude and endurance capabilities, according to officials with Bye Aerospace, which is developing the electric trainer. [Read more…]
The C2A is an all-carbon monocoque gyroplane developed and produced in Germany by Rotorvox Lift Air GmbH, a division of LIFT Air in Eisenach, Germany.
Powered by the Rotax 914 turbocharged engine, the C2A is one of the most technically advanced gyroplanes in the world, according to company officials. [Read more…]
The company will design and build the energy storage system for the aircraft, including battery modules, battery management unit, and power distribution unit for its flight demonstrator scheduled for first flight tests in the first or second quarter of 2018. [Read more…]
The first flight of a Legend Cub in Germany was made recently.
The Legend Cub AL3 was purchased by a resident of Germany, shipped overseas via container, and will remain N-registered for leisure flights in the European Union.
Jeffrey Huntoon of Trier, Germany, holds FAA and EASA issued ATP certificates. He’s flown professionally for the last 32 years, beginning as a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter pilot.
Jeff’s previous experience importing three other aircraft from the U.S. and his fluency in the German language aided in navigating the lengthy process of flying an N-registered aircraft in Europe, company officials noted. [Read more…]
ANCHORAGE – In late January 2018 the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) announced “in view of the significant public comments received regarding the Aircraft Registration Program proposal, the board will continue to work with DOT&PF on a revised registration proposal that meets the state’s informational needs, simplifies elements of the program and provides a tangible benefit to aircraft owners.”
The Alaska Airmen Association said simply, “Our Voices Were Heard.”
The process will include an additional public comment period.
A notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for an airworthiness directive (AD) for some Cessna 172, 182, 206, 207, and 210 models was prompted by a report of cracks found in the lower area of the forward cabin doorpost bulkhead.
The NPRM was published to the Federal Register Feb. 1, 2018. [Read more…]
Discovery Aviation has started production of its new advanced XL-2 with a three aircraft order from a current XL-2 operator in Seoul, Korea.
The company’s business plan calls for production to ramp up in 2018, with full production expected to be achieved later in the year, according to company officials. [Read more…]