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July 29, 2011

GippsAERO GA10 Goes Turbine

Australian Manufacturer Builds A 10-Place Utility Airplane

Finally!  The first time I saw the GippsAERO GA8, the first thing I though was “that airplane needs a turbine!”  GrippsAERO is developing a big brother to the GA8 and has named the project the GA10. GippsAERO and Rolls-Royce signed an agreement Wednesday to supply the Rolls-Royce M250-B17F/2 engine for the GA-10 ten passenger airplane.

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Blackhawk Certifies Cessna Caravan Upgrades

Company Says New 850 SHP Engine Give Extra Power, Better Performance

Blackhawk ... the modification company, not the helicopter ... recently certified the XP42A upgrade on the Cessna Caravan with the FAA. The upgrade installs an 850 shp PT6A-42 with a new engine warranty. It also installs a new carbon composite, frakes exhaust stacks and a Hartzell 100” four blade propeller.

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Aerostar Jet Roars Into Airventure

Modified Airplane Looks Like A Mini-737

Looking like a miniature 737, the Aerostar Jet is drawing lots of attention here at AirVenture 2011. The Aerostar was originally designed for jet engines by Ted Smith, but the design was ahead of it’s time since suitable engines were not available. So the Aerostar began life with piston engines.

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Embraer Flying High In To 2012

Expanding Their Product Offerings In Every Segment From Light Jet to Long Range Wide Body

It's pretty well known by now that AirVenture is about more than Sport Aviation and GA. As if to put a period on that point, Brazilian jetmaker Embraer brought their Phenom 100 and 300 aircraft to Oshkosh. Wednesday morning, they provided an update on their company’s expanded executive jets portfolio.

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AuRACLE Engine Management System Introduced At AirVenture

GippsAERO, Ultra Electronics Flightline Systems Integrate Instruments Into GA10 Project

GippsAERO has signed a multi-year agreement with Ultra Electronics Flightline Systems to integrate the AuRACLE digital engine management system to the GippsAERO family of aircraft. The agreement provides for an initial joint design, development, integration and certification project over the next 12 months for the GA10 program.

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Aero-TV: Teacher's Day At Oshkosh -- Inspiring Students Through Aviation

The Heck With The Apples, An Airplane Lesson A Day....

Over 200 teachers from as far as Chevak, Alaska came to the Founders Wing at the EAA AirVenture Museum to attend an event called “Teachers Day”. The event is intended to inspire educators to appreciate the value of aviation as an education tool and provide examples of resources that can be brought to the classroom. Teachers at all grade levels (K-12) from across the United States were invited to participate at no charge.


Introducing The KC-518 Experimental Helicopter Kit

High-End Kit For A 5-6 Place Carbon/Kevlar Helo

Composite Helicopter, a New Zealand company, introduced their new kit helicopter at AirVenture this week.The KC-518 Adventourer kit helicopter is a high-end kit. The company states that it carries 5-6 people, has 36 cu ft of baggage space, cruises at 135 kts, carries up to 141 gal. of fuel, and has a 1450 lb. useful load with a direct operating cost of approximately $125 per hour.

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