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FAA Publishes Details of Part 23 Compliance
Thursday, 14 June 2018 08:18

Public comment period open until July 10.

The final rule overhauling Part 23 Airworthiness Standards for GA aircraft officially took effect last summer. Recently the FAA issued 63 means of compliance (MOCs) for Part 23 intended to ease installation of innovative, safety-enhancing technologies into small airplanes while keeping costs down.

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MooneyShares Aims to Lower the Cost of Airplane Ownership
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 08:29

The program seeks to match co-owners in new Mooney Ovation or Acclaim Ultra models.

Shared-ownership arrangements are nothing new in aviation, but it’s rare for an aircraft manufacturer to offer such programs to buyers of new airplanes. Mooney International is testing the sharing-economy waters by teaming up with Partners in Aviation (PIA) to offer a program for new Mooney Acclaim and Ovation Ultras.

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Bombardier Launches Two New Business Jets at EBACE
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 08:20

Aircraft will use new Rolls-Royce Pearl powerplants.

The Global 5500 and 6500 announced just before the opening of the European Business Aviation Convention and Exposition will soon fly as far as 5,700 nm and 6,600 nm respectively. Announcement of these two new aircraft Bombardier aircraft that effectively fit between the Global 5000 and 7500 surprised EBACE attendees in Geneva. The new large-cabin fleet offerings will offer a top speed of Mach 0.90 and a significant 13 percent fuel burn advantage when measured against competing aircraft.

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BRS Aerospace Introduces Vehicle Recovery Systems for eVTOLs
Monday, 21 May 2018 08:08

Plans unveiled at the recent Uber Elevate summit.

Much talk about future eVTOL aircraft has focused around the electric propulsion systems these aircraft will demand to effectively scoot around heavily populated urban landscapes, places that most pilots understand offer few safe landing options in the event of a power failure.

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Historic Biplanes Recreate First Airmail Flight
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 08:42

Only seven of the original 41 Stearman Speedmail aircraft are still flying.

Unless you’re a stamp collector, word that the U.S. Postal Service recently began selling stamps commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first scheduled airmail service in the United States might well have flown right past you.

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No More Trouble at Planes of Fame Air Show
Monday, 07 May 2018 08:31

Living history airshow with warbirds and veterans will proceed this weekend.

After a few years of harassment by local Chino airport tenants, the legal troubles for Planes of Fame have been resolved. The annual show will proceed this weekend, May 5 and 6, and a representative from Planes of Fame said all parties that were a part of the lawsuit are now participating in the Planes of Fame Airshow.

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Airbus Beluga XL’s First Flight Approaching
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 08:46

Airbus Beluga XL’s First Flight Approaching

True whale of an aircraft offers improved odd-size cargo operations.

The first time I spied that chunky Beluga on the ramp at Toulouse France as I taxied out for takeoff, it was clear the converted Airbus A300 was created for a very special task, carrying large, oddly-shaped cargo. But there’s little denying the Beluga is also one of the homeliest airplanes I’ve ever seen, reminding me of a creature with a huge body matched with a tiny head. Ugly or exotic, Airbus found a market for the airplane 20 years ago, transporting some fuselage parts for the massive A380.

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Piper Introduces Diesel Seminole DX
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:46

The Garmin G1000 NXi-equipped twin announced at Aero Friedrichshafen is targeted at the growing market for trainers in Europe and Asia.

Piper announced at Aero Friedrichshafen in Germany this week that it will offer a diesel version of its PA-44 called the Seminole DX. It is the second Piper trainer to receive jet-A-burning diesel power after the Archer DX model emerged in 2014.

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A Fresh Take on Professional Flight Training Sprouts in Lakeland
Monday, 16 April 2018 08:23

International Aero Academy promises a reduced-cost, fast track professional pilot program with Tecnam training airplanes.

As the pilot shortage becomes an increasing reality with a large percentage of the professional pilot population reaching retirement age, the country is begging for fast-track programs for budding professional pilots. A new program at the International Aero Academy in Lakeland, Florida, promises a lower total cost to achieve the degree program and flight hours required to become a professional pilot.

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2018 Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In Opens its Gates
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:21

The skies over Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL) opened up with a torrential downpour as Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo began this morning. But the gray skies didn’t stop Sun ‘n Fun president John “Lites” Leenhouts from smiling. Leenhouts said presale tickets are at the highest they’ve ever been and the organization was forced to open a new area for camping as the main area was filled to capacity. The showgrounds have been improved, giving it a cleaner look.

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