Good things come to those who wait…so goes the saying. If true, then John Meekins has many good things coming his way.
Pipistrel Aircraft has introduced its second generation Solar Trailer, designed to charge the Pipistrel Taurus Electro, an electric two-seat airplane to fly. [Read more…]
OPENER has unveiled the BlackFly, an ultralight all-electric fixed-wing vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft.
“BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) designed and built for a new world of three-dimensional transportation,” company officials said in a prepared release.
“BlackFly is simple to master and requires no formal licensing in the USA or special skills to operate safely,” officials continued. [Read more…]
Aircraft registration fees in New Hampshire are now more equitable for all aircraft types, thanks to legislation recently signed by Gov. Chris Sununu.
House Bill 124 also addresses the discrepancy that existed between registration fees in New Hampshire and those in neighboring Massachusetts, which led many aircraft owners to base their aircraft at Massachusetts airports such as Bedford’s Hanscom Field (BED).
“Previously, New Hampshire aircraft registration fees were based on the age and price of the aircraft, meaning that newer business aircraft could pay upwards of $300,000 in first-year registration fees, compared to a flat $300 fee in Massachusetts,” said Brittany Davies, regional representative for the Northeast for the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). [Read more…]
Terrafugia has unveiled new features in the Transition production vehicle, a two-seat auto and aircraft, including updates to the interior, safety systems, motor, and flight instrumentation.
The latest features and systems will be incorporated and verified in the next test vehicles. The first production vehicles will come to market in 2019, according to company officials. [Read more…]
Equator Aircraft Norway reports it achieved first fully balanced flight with the P2 Xcursion prototype aircraft over the newly painted Runway 22 at Eggemoen Technology Park in Norway.
Piloted by Test Pilot Eskil Amdal and followed on the ground by Equator personnel, the electric amphibious aircraft accelerated to 70 knots before leaving the ground and subsequently flying down the runway at 100 knots before she was landed smoothly. [Read more…]
Commuter Craft will be showing off its newly refined “Version 2” of the Innovator at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year, and since it’s a fresh design, company officials have launched a contest to get ideas for new paint schemes.
“We know our aircraft is unique, and we’ve often dreamed about different paint schemes, now we want to see what you can dream up,” company officials say on the contest web page. [Read more…]
Oshkosh, Wisconsin — Sonex Aircraft will hold the first-ever SubSonex Factory Seminar on Thursday, July 26, 2018, during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
The event, which will take place from 3-5 p.m. at Sonex Aircraft factory headquarters on the East side of Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), will be a “very focused informational session for those seriously considering purchase of a SubSonex,” company officials said. [Read more…]