Researchers from the University of Cambridge, in association with Boeing, have successfully tested the first aircraft to be powered by a parallel hybrid-electric propulsion system

An aircraft with a parallel hybrid engine – the first ever to be able to recharge its batteries in flight – has been successfully tested in the UK, an important early step towards cleaner, low-carbon air travel. Although hybrid cars have been available for more than a decade, what’s been holding back the development of hybrid or … More Researchers from the University of Cambridge, in association with Boeing, have successfully tested the first aircraft to be powered by a parallel hybrid-electric propulsion system

Final Conforming Vision SF50® Personal Jet Takes Flight to Complete Certification Fleet

CIRRUS AIRCRAFT NEWS Duluth, Minn. (22 December 2014) – Cirrus Aircraft announced today the successful maiden flight of the third and final conforming flight test aircraft, ‘C-Two’ (C2), in their Vision SF50 personal jet program. The initial flight of C2 marks the latest significant milestone for the Vision™ jet program as C2 now joins C0 … More Final Conforming Vision SF50® Personal Jet Takes Flight to Complete Certification Fleet

MOONEY INTERNATIONAL IS GRANTED VALIDATED TYPE CERTIFICATE FROM CAAC AND DELIVERS NEW M20 ACCLAIM

Mooney International is set to deliver the first M20TN Acclaim Type S aircraft with a Chinese National Registration, (“B”) number, to its owner in China at the end of December.  Mooney officially received the Validation of Type Certificate (VTC) issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on Dec. 9, 2014 and this will … More MOONEY INTERNATIONAL IS GRANTED VALIDATED TYPE CERTIFICATE FROM CAAC AND DELIVERS NEW M20 ACCLAIM

Kestrel Aircraft Partners with TenCate Advanced Composites

Kestrel Aircraft, (www.kestrel.aero) in Superior, Wisconsin, announced today, December 22, 2014, they have partnered with TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading supplier of advanced thermoset and thermoplastic composite materials. Kestrel has selected carbon fiber prepreg materials based on TenCate’s TC275-1 epoxy resin system to fabricate the primary structure of the aircraft. Alan Klapmeier, CEO Kestrel Aircraft  commented, “I have worked closely … More Kestrel Aircraft Partners with TenCate Advanced Composites

Dassault Aviation Reveals First Falcon 8X

Dassault Aviation Reveals First Falcon 8X Next step: maiden flight in first quarter 2015 December 17, 2014 (Bordeaux-Merignac, France): Dassault Aviation today rolled back the curtains on the ultra long range Falcon 8X, the company’s new flagship and the latest addition to the growing Falcon business jet family. Unveiled at Dassault’s Bordeaux-Merignac facility before an … More Dassault Aviation Reveals First Falcon 8X

Wright B Flyer to build new plane in original factory

DAYTON, Ohio—More than a century after it opened, America’s first airplane factory will become active again with a project to build a modern Wright flyer. Wright “B” Flyer Inc. will build the airplane at the Wright Company factory site in Dayton, Ohio with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) providing valuable support. Final assembly will take … More Wright B Flyer to build new plane in original factory

MOONEY INTERNATIONAL INTRODUCES FIRST NEW MOONEY MODELS

MOONEY INTERNATIONAL INTRODUCES FIRST NEW MOONEY MODELS Posted on November 11, 2014 Mooney International introduced the first new Mooney models since the restructuring of the company at the Airshow China 2014 in Zhuhai, China. The Mooney M10T and the M10J fill a need and reflect innovation at a different level of the fleet mix and … More MOONEY INTERNATIONAL INTRODUCES FIRST NEW MOONEY MODELS

All-electric SportsStar EPOS makes maiden flight

By James Holloway   The all-electric SportStar EPOS two-seater in flight [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=P6ba7IddIlE] Czech light aircraft specialist Evektor-Aerotechnik has announced the maiden flight of its all-electric SportStar EPOS two-seater airplane. On March 28, the EPOS made two back-to-back flights with a combined flight time of 30 minutes. The EPOS, the name of which derives from “electric-powered small … More All-electric SportsStar EPOS makes maiden flight

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