The maiden flight of the Panthera on 4. 4. 2013 at 14:15 


Pipistrel’s new Panthera completed its maiden flight on 4 April, 2013. The very successful first flight lasted 54 minutes. Having completed ground functional and taxi tests at Pipistrel’s Headquarters at Ajdovscina, Slovenia, the Panthera relocated to the Airport of Cerklje ob Krki, where Slovenian Armed Forces are providing us invaluable logistics support. Following high-speed taxi … More The maiden flight of the Panthera on 4. 4. 2013 at 14:15 


Beechcraft Corp. is formally protesting the Air Force’s award of a $427.5 million light air support contract to Sierra Nevada and Embraer.

By Molly McMillin The Wichita Eagle Beechcraft Corp. is formally protesting the Air Force’s award of a $427.5 million light air support contract to Sierra Nevada and Embraer. The Air Force two weeks ago awarded the contract for an initial order of 20 planes for use in Afghanistan. Loss of the contract is a blow to Beechcraft, … More Beechcraft Corp. is formally protesting the Air Force’s award of a $427.5 million light air support contract to Sierra Nevada and Embraer.

First New Citation Sovereign rolls out of Cessna Assembly

WICHITA, Kan., March 4, 2013 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the first production New Citation Sovereign rolled off the production line in the company’s Wichita, Kan., manufacturing facility. The New Citation Sovereign is one of six new Cessna aircraft expected to hit the market this year. “This rollout … More First New Citation Sovereign rolls out of Cessna Assembly

Boeing Delivers First 777 Built at Increased Rate

EVERETT, Wash., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has delivered the first 777 built at the increased production rate of 8.3 per month, or 100 airplanes per year. The airplane, a 777 Freighter, was delivered to Korean Air. In the past 32 months, the 777 program has increased its production rate twice. The rate … More Boeing Delivers First 777 Built at Increased Rate

Icelandic carrier to operate both 737 MAX 8s and 9s

Agreement includes purchase rights for eight additional 737 MAXs REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Icelandair announced a firm order today for 16 737 MAX airplanes, valued at more than $1.6 billion at list prices. The order, originally announced as a commitment for 12 airplanes in December 2012, has been … More Icelandic carrier to operate both 737 MAX 8s and 9s