The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the first types in a newly created certification category for light aircraft. Following the PS-28 Cruiser from Czech Sport Aircraft and the Flight Design CTLS-ELA, the Evektor SportStar RTC is the third aircraft type to be certified under new specifications designed specifically for Light Sports Aircraft (LSA).
Only Known Flying Example Of The British Aircraft In The U.S.
The landing gear of the only known flying example of a British Fairey Firefly in the U.S. collapsed under the airplane after it landed during an airshow on Sunday. The pilot was reportedly uninjured, but the plane suffered some fairly extensive damage.
No injuries resulted from an emergency landing on a CT beach by a helicopter whose pilot was disoriented by low visibility in fog. Witnesses at the scene reported the aircraft flying low over the Thames River at approximately 1600 EDT before landing on a private beach adjacent to the Thames Yacht Club.
A group of Libyan militiamen have take over the country's main airport in Tripoli, which has resulted in flights being diverted to the air base at Metiga in the city's center. The soldiers were armed with heavy machine guns and armored vehicles occupying the runway forcing the diversions.
For 34 years, Canon has had a presence at AirVenture, dispensing advice to professional and amateur photographers alike, and even operating a loaner program which put some pretty impressive camera gear into the hands of people who wanted to be able to shoot like a pro at the show.
Goal Is To Provide Factory-Approved Initial Instruction In Bell 206L, 407 Helos
Bell Helicopter announced Monday it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to open the first Bell Helicopter authorized flight training school in China. Bell Helicopter and Guanchen Aviation signed the MOU during the opening ceremony of the 4th Annual Anyang International Aviation Sports Festival in Anyang, China.
A new trend in airport dining is boosting cuisine above stale French fries and greasy hamburgers. Celebrity chefs and regional restaurateurs are making airport dining an experience to be enjoyed, and not just one of last resort. Many of these chefs taking their culinary skills to the terminal are Michelin-starred and their dishes are on a par with anything available in finer restaurants.
At Oshkosh this summer, the folks at LoPresti called a news conference to introduce a new cowling for the SR20 that company CEO RJ Siegel said has been about three years in the making. The company says it will be flying "later this year." Seigel said that the new cowling represents three new technologies ... and an "Apple" look. He said the technologies lower the total drag of cooling by almost two thirds. The cowling is built around the Delta Hawk engine, which has a very narrow nose profile. It allows the cowling to be streamlined in such a way that it minimizes drag, maximizes propeller efficiency, and makes the a
The Solar Impulse aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg was scheduled to depart Madrid on June 4 at 2330 ESDT (1730 EDT) for the world’s first fully solar-powered flight over the Strait of Gibraltar and landing in Rabat, the capital of Morocco. The Solar Impulse team says the flight is a dress rehearsal as they preparation for their world tour in 2014, which includes at least one stopover in the U.S.
HALE Aircraft Is Designed To Remain Airborne For Up To 4 Days While Reaching Altitudes Of 65,000 Feet
Boeing's Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system (UAS) completed its first autonomous flight June 1 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, CA. The 28-minute flight began at 0622 PDT time as the liquid-hydrogen powered aircraft lifted off its launch cart.
A Washington County, PA legislator believes the state’s aviation industry would expand if the tax on aircraft sales and maintenance was dropped. Rep. Peter Daley introduced a tax repeal bill that passed the House one week ago, said “We’re the only northeastern state without some sort of exemption. We’ve got to do everything we can to be competitive.”
Reduced Program Pricing Offers Affordable Protection For Customers’ Investment In The Evolution Flight Display System
Aspen Avionics is offering a significant price reduction for the company’s Extended Product Warranty Program available for Evolution Flight Display products. The program now provides two-year coverage for a small increase over the previous one-year program pricing, effectively cutting the cost in half.
Three Teenagers Aboard The Cessna 182 Survive The Accident
A volunteer pilot from Phoenix, AZ was fatally injured Saturday when the Cessna 182 he was flying went down shortly after takeoff from an airport in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico. The three teen-aged volunteers aboard the aircraft survived the accident. Two were reported to be in good condition in a hospital in Los Mochis, Mexico. The third, an 18-year-old girl, was said to be in critical condition.
A lawyer representing Hawker Beechcraft in bankruptcy proceedings told a court late last week that the company is open to the idea of its being sold, and the Dow Jones Daily Bankruptcy Review indicates that interested parties have until June 7th to submit documentation of their bids for HBC.