January 3, 2013 By Jim Moore of AOPA Tax rules designed to encourage business aircraft purchases and overhauls have not only survived the fiscal cliff debate, but expanded. The legislation passed by Congress Jan. 1 extends so-called “bonus depreciation,” a type of accelerated depreciation, and also increased limits on deductible expenses for business-related aircraft purchases, … More Tax rules that stimulate aircraft purchases extended
Dec. 19, 2014 By Richard C. Farley, Jr. of NBAA This article is intended to provide Members with an introduction to the rules that relate to the topic of bonus depreciation. Readers are cautioned that this publication is not intended to provide more than an illustrative introduction to the subject matter, and since the materials … More Certain Aircraft that meet specific requirements also have an extended placed-in-service date prior to Jan. 1, 2016, for 50-percent bonus depreciation pursuant to the new law.
The Entrepreneurial Challenge The Entrepreneurial Challenge is a competition held by Sikorsky Innovations to identify and support emerging, revolutionary technology in the rotorcraft market. The challenge provides an opportunity for entrepreneurial companies to understand some of the toughest issues facing the vertical flight community and identify their technology as relevant to one of more of … More The Sikorsky Entrepreneurial Challenge
Greg Waldron Depending on who you talk to, China is either the graveyard or the future for major airframers like Boeing and Airbus. It will also, supposedly, be the world’s greatest market for both general and business aviation, with millions of Chinese taking to the skies for pleasure and business. In China Airborne, journalist … More Must Read: China Airborne by James Fallows
By Robert Goyer / Published: Feb 28, 2011 In a phone call to Flying, Cirrus Aircraft president Brent Wouters said that the deal would give Chinese firm China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company (CAIGA) 100 percent ownership of Cirrus. Financial details of the merger weren’t immediately released pending notification of shareholders. The deal is subject to regulatory approval and … More New Owners for Cirrus same as for Hawker…the game is to own GA assets on the cheap
China revives Cirrus SF50 By Thomas A. Horne “This is the biggest announcement in the history of the company,” said Cirrus President Dale Klapmeier in a recorded statement played at a press conference at the Aero Friedrichshafen convention, adding that “the end is in sight”—a reference to the completion of the SF50’s certification. Todd … More China revives Cirrus SF50
Early last year, at the Asian Aerospace show in Hong Kong, I watched eager Chinese purchasers line up for tours of all sorts of aircraft, including business jets large and small. As I describe in my book, I even saw a business-jet purchase completed in cash. It’s all part of the gold-rush era for many … More As Cirrus Goes, So Goes Hawker Beechcraft
By Kerry Lynch firstname.lastname@example.org Source: AWIN First Hawker Beechcraft is beginning exclusive negotiations to sell most of the company to Superior Aviation Beijing after receiving approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on July 17. HBC on July 10 formally sought court clearance to begin the negotiations after receiving a … More HBC Wins Court Clearance To Negotiate Sale To Superior
Synergy Aircraft Project A Technology project in Kalispell, Mt by John McGinnis · send message Remind Me PROJECT HOME UPDATES 7 BACKERS 569 COMMENTS 36 ABOUT THIS PROJECT We’re building the proof that an airplane can be awesome, comfortable, and incredibly efficient all at the same time. Please join us to become part of an exciting grassroots project that’s already making history! Synergy: A bold new future for aviation. In this second … More Synergy Aircraft Project at Kickstarter
Mary Grady, Contributing editor Kickstarter, a crowd-funding site, has reconsidered its rejection of a proposal from Synergy Aircraft, and this week said it would allow the project to go forward. John McGinnis, the aircraft designer, said on Sunday that he had “received an email from a human being” saying that Kickstarter had reconsidered his “incredibly … More Kickstarter, a crowd-funding site, has reconsidered its rejection of a proposal from Synergy Aircraft
By Daryl Stephenson What might future commercial airplane designs look like 25 to 30 years from now? Two teams led by Boeing Research & Technology have completed 18-month studies on that question and have submitted their findings to NASA under a program called N+3, which denotes three generations beyond the current transport fleet. After examining various … More A look at the subsonic (left) and supersonic airplane concepts Boeing submitted to NASA for the agency’s N+3 program, which sought concepts for designs for future commercial airplanes that offer improvements in operational and environmental performance.
Introduction Welcome to the Wolf Aviation Fund Year 2011 Grant Program Page! The purpose of this page is to describe our grants program for the current year and to provide specific guidelines for those who wish to consider sending an application. If you are interested in scholarships or flight training grants please stop now and go visit our scholarships … More Wolf Foundation 2011 Grants