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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Belite ProCub Lite™

Watch as James takes the NEW Belite Aircraft ProCub Lite for its first flight on March 28, 2014 The ProCub Lite is a really cool aircraft that looks and feels like a nostalgic J3 Cub, but flies under ultralight rules. We paid attention to visual details: the look of the tail, the sweep of the […]

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 […]

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 […]