Diamond's new high tech twin, the DA42-TDI Twin Star, has
received FAA certification. The type certificate will be presented
by Mr. John Hickey, FAA's Director of Aircraft Certification
Services, at 10:00am, Thursday, July 28th, at Diamond's display
(Hangar C, Combo L) at the EAA AirVenture.
LSA Manufacturers Well Represented at AirVenture 2005
Even if a person is not in the market for a light sport
aircraft, should they happen to stroll through the EAA Light Sport
Aircraft Mall on the southeast end of AeroShell Square this year
they might just be surprised by the number and variety of LSA
CubCrafters has introduce its 2005 SPORT CUB to attendees at
Oshkosh. SPORT CUB is making its official worldwide public debut,
while its 180 hp sibling TOP CUB makes its first appearance at
Oshkosh since receiving its FAR part 23 type certification in
December of 2004.
Those purchasing new and used Columbia certified aircraft will
now find financing their airplane just got easier with the
establishment of Columbia Aircraft Finance, a new division of the
Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation (CAM).
Aviation Technology Group has announced the promotion of Charlie
Johnson to President and Chief Operating Officer of the company.
Along with his new promotion, Johnson will also hold a seat on the
ATG Board of Directors.
Eclipse Aviation Corporation tells ANN that it has met a number
of new goals as its flight test program continues to make
rapid progress. The Eclipse 500 climbed to its service ceiling and
reached its maximum operating speed for the first time.
SimCom and Socata Aircraft, the US subsidiary of EADS Socata,
announced Tuesday the expansion of SimCom's TBM 700 training
programs with the addition of a new training location and increased
With no countdown holds and no weather glitches, the space
shuttle Discovery was "all systems go" for launch on Tuesday. The
shuttle's crew, up since 0030 Tuesday morning (could you have
slept?), boarded the orbiter for the second time since July 13th,
when their mission was scrubbed because of a faulty fuel sensor in
the main external fuel tank.
Maj. John Teichert, a 411th Flight Test Squadron test pilot,
pushed an F/A-22 Raptor past Mach 1, opened the weapons bay and
released a guided bomb unit-32 1,000-pound joint direct attack
munition, marking the first time a Raptor has dropped a JDAM at
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Avidyne Corporation is making a justifiably big deal out of the
AirVenture 2005 premiere of Symphony Aircraft Industries Symphony
SA 160, the first two-seat aircraft equipped with Avidyne’s
Entegra integrated flight deck. Symphony Aircraft is featuring the
first Entegra-equipped SA 160 at its booth during the show.
ANN Flies The Eclipse 500... and The Eclipse Lives
The final road to certification and production is taking on some
of the same proportions and characteristics of a small guerilla war
(though, admittedly, Eclipse has much cooler airplanes than those
in any dogfight we've seen).
The control tower at Wittman Field in Oshkosh, Wisconsin,
becomes the World's Busiest Control Tower for the duration of
AirVenture, every year. Chicago O'Hare and Atlanta have nothing on
this field for operations. The FAA surges into town with a small
army of controllers -- selected from a pool of volunteers.
By John Dorcey
World War II comes alive just off the Warbird flight line at
AirVenture 2005. This is not another aircraft display but a
recreation of a 9th Air Force Army Air Force Base in Italy sometime
between 1942 and 1944.
By John Dorcey
One of the tri-motors visiting AirVenture 2005 is the rare
Dornier DO-24. The Dutch government turned to the Dornier Aircraft
Company when it needed an aircraft capable of flying to its
"One area that is creating very few problems, most
notable in light of the history of this component in the Eclipse
program, is the engine that replaced the hard-to-start,
hard-to-keep running, Williams FJ22… the Pratt & Whitney
PW610F. Raburn is plainly thrilled with Pratt & Whitney and the
outstanding results coming out an amazing little engine that is
meeting (and even exceeding) a number of promised operational
parameters. Raburn talks about the 610F as if it was a cherished
son or daughter, plainly pleased to not have to worry (so much)
about the viability of one of the most critical aspects of this
Source: ANN Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, in
describing one aspect of the amazing Eclipse 500 development