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

Boeing 737 MAX Gets Milestone Order from Aviation Capital Group

737 MAX surpasses 1,000 orders to date – Leasing industry continues to invest in the 737 MAX   SEATTLE, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today an order by Aviation Capital Group (ACG) for 60 737 MAX airplanes. ACG’s order, consisting of 50 737 MAX 8s and 10 737 MAX 9s, was … More Boeing 737 MAX Gets Milestone Order from Aviation Capital Group

Light Sport America Purchases Assets Of Italian ATR Storm Aircraft, Will Build Them In Bartow, FL

  J. Phil McCoy, president and CEO of Light Sport America, announced Thursday at the Light Sport Expo at Sebring, FL, that his firm has purchased the assets of Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR Storm Aircraft http://www.stormaircraft.com He expects complete relocation of the factory and to begin U.S. production of Storm’s complete line of light sport aircraft … More Light Sport America Purchases Assets Of Italian ATR Storm Aircraft, Will Build Them In Bartow, FL

US Air purchasing AMR and moving to Dallas…US Air Overpaying for AMR and major Union Issues still not resolcved

  By Soyoung Kim and Nick Brown NEW YORK (Reuters) – US Airways Group Inc has made a formal merger proposal to American Airlines parent AMR Corp and its creditors that could value the combined airline at around $8.5 billion, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Details of the proposal emerged as … More US Air purchasing AMR and moving to Dallas…US Air Overpaying for AMR and major Union Issues still not resolcved

Cessna and CAIGA Sign Contract for Joint Venture to Assemble and Sell Citation XLS+ Business Jets in China

ZHUHAI, China, November 14, 2012— Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company (through Textron Far East Pte. Ltd.), has entered into a joint venture contract with China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company Ltd., (CAIGA) (through CAIGA South China Aircraft Industry Co., Ltd.), in accordance with their previously announced strategic agreement, for the formation … More Cessna and CAIGA Sign Contract for Joint Venture to Assemble and Sell Citation XLS+ Business Jets in China