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Europe's Largest Airline Groups Form Their Own Association
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 14:00

a4e_001Europe’s five largest airline groups have formed a new association to lobby the European Union and national governments for reduced airport and ATC costs. Airlines for Europe (A4E) combines Air France KLM, Lufthansa Group, International Airlines Group (IAG) and low-cost carriers easyJet and Ryanair.

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Epic E1000 Prototype Makes First Flight
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 09:51

epic-aircraftEpic Aircraft completed the successful maiden flight of its first conforming prototype E1000 single-engine turboprop, code-named FT1, putting the manufacturer on track to achieve certification later this year.

FT1 made its successful first flight on December 19 from the Bend Municipal Airport. After the 20-minute test hop, Epic chief pilot David Robinson reported, "The aircraft handled extremely well and performed just as expected," according to an Epic statement.

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Mitsubishi Regional Jet's First Delivery Delayed
Monday, 11 January 2016 17:02

mitsubishi-mrjThe long-awaited Mitsubishi Regional Jet will have to wait even longer. With an announcement on Christmas, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. pushed back the regional jet's first delivery from the second quarter of 2017 to "approximately one year later."

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Diamond DA62 To Debut at NBAA Convention
Monday, 09 November 2015 10:58

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Diamond Aircraft's DA62 diesel twin will make its North American debut later this month at the NBAA Convention in Las Vegas, where the Austrian light plane maker is also planning a "relaunch" party of sorts for the brand after a few relatively quiet years with a somewhat diminished U.S. profile.

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Icon A5 Draws Emergency Crews Near Beach Community
Friday, 30 October 2015 09:14

Icon-Aircraft-A5An Icon A5 amphibian landed in the water near the Los Angeles area beach community Hermosa Beach on Monday, causing a major commotion in the area. Emergency crews were dispatched as the airplane was thought to have crashed in the water. But instead, two people emerged and climbed up on top of the wing of the A5 to enjoy a cup of coffee, according to reports from local news outlet The Daily Breeze.

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Quicksilver Aircraft Ceases Production
Friday, 23 October 2015 09:36

Quicksilver-AircraftQuicksilver Aircraft, which recently launched the LSA qualified Sport 2SE, is shutting down its production facility in Temecula, California. Quicksilver's president Will Escutia told Flying sales have dropped 25 percent in the past year from a level he described as already being at a "breaking point."

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Drone Company Could Face Nearly $2 Million in Fines
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 08:05

media-dronesDespite the lack of finalized rules governing the operation of unmanned aircraft systems, the FAA is getting serious about managing the operations of UAS. The agency has proposed a fine of $1.9 million to a company in Chicago called SkyPan International, Inc.

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Burt Rutan Wins 2015 Wright Trophy
Friday, 09 October 2015 15:12

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This week, the National Aeronautic Association announced renowned aerospace engineer, Burt Rutan, as this year's recipient of the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.

Since 1948, the NAA award has honored one recipient annually for "…significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United States."

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Diamond Launches Hybrid-Electric Tiltrotor
Monday, 05 October 2015 13:09

diamond-tiltrotorDiamond Aircraft has shared exclusive details with Flying of a hybrid-electric tiltrotor project it is embarking on with an unnamed major industrial partner, which the Austrian light aircraft maker says could become a certified reality within seven years.

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Government Considers Mandatory Insurance for GA
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 08:07

GA-InsuranceUnless you are required by a lender to carry liability insurance for your airplane, you likely don't have to pay for such a policy. Only 11 states require some form of liability insurance for general aviation aircraft operators, according to the Government Accountability Office, unlike automobile owners and commercial airlines, which are federally obligated to be insured.

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