Monthly Archives: July 2010

Avgas Coalition Faces Daunting Task, Unanswered Questions

    When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this year requested that the public suggest alternatives to leaded aviation gasoline, the request set off what likely will be a lengthy and complicated transition to an unleaded fuel for general aviation.In response, a coalition comprised of general-aviation associations and petroleum-industry organizations formed with the […]

Cessna Introduces iFlite for Single-Engine Aircraft

OSHKOSH, Wis., July 27, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that iFlite data applications for the new Apple iPad are now available for all Cessna single-engine aircraft. Cessna will have a demo of the iFlite app for the iPad at its exhibit during the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual […]

Gippsland Aeronautics G8 Airvan gets turbocharged, turbine version coming

Overview   GA NEWS DEC09 By Mike Collins GippsAero received the FAA type certificate for the Airvan GA8 TC-320, a turbocharged version of its eight-seat utility aircraft, at AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., July 27. The airplane, powered by a Lycoming TIO-540-AH1A turning an 80-inch Hartzell three-blade scimitar prop, is proving popular with the Mission Aviation Fellowship […]

Cessna and Bye Energy Developing Electric-Powered Proof-of-Concept Skyhawk

OSHKOSH, Wis., July 26, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that it is collaborating with Bye Energy, Inc., an integrator of clean, alternative energy technologies for business and general aviation aircraft, to design and develop an electric propulsion system for a Cessna 172 proof of concept (POC) aircraft. […]

Belite Superlite

The Belite Superlite offers the most powerful engine available on a legal Part 103 ultralight aircraft. Defined by its 50HP twin opposed engine (derated for Part 103 compliance), it offers outstanding Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) performance. The Superlite requires a ground roll of only about 150 feet to get airborne. When takeoff power […]

Space Shuttle Workers, The End Is Here

  NASA’s future may be up in the air, as Congress debates a myriad of options for the U.S. human space program, but 1,394 shuttle workers are getting a concrete reminder this week of what’s in store — no job. United Space Alliance, NASA’s prime contractor for preparing the space shuttles for flight, followed through […]

Britain’s Secret Engineers

  Over the past six months the BBC has been given unprecedented access to various projects across QinetiQ – the result is a one hour documentary devoted to QinetiQ entitled “How to Build… Britain’s Secret Engineers” This entertaining and informative programme focuses on the people behind the Chinook Mk3 reversion programme at Boscombe Down. It […]