Doomsday for D-Jet? Diamond Aircraft NA Suspending Operations

By Robert Goyer / Published: Feb 25, 2013 Related Tags: News RATE IT!or Diamond D-Jet Enlarge Photo On Monday evening Diamond Aircraft Industries Canada President and CEO Peter Maurer made the startling announcement that the company was laying off “the majority” of its Canadian workforce, estimated at roughly 2,000 strong. The move, it said, was temporary … More Doomsday for D-Jet? Diamond Aircraft NA Suspending Operations

Utah Off-Airport Crash Landing w/ Video

By Russ Niles, Editor-in-Chief The cellphone videographer who kept the camera rolling as he and four others, including his seven-month-old baby, made a rough off-airport landing in Utah Feb. 2 has defended the pilot’s choice of a field covered in two feet of snow instead of a straight stretch of interstate highway. The video, which records what inevitably … More Utah Off-Airport Crash Landing w/ Video

VISION 350 engine

  A Wisconsin company said its new high-performance geared diesel aircraft engine reached a development milestone this week when it passed vibration tests done by propeller manufacturer Hartzell. Induced vibration through a gear reduction system eats props but Engineered Propulsion Systems (EPS) spokesman Steven Weinzierl said the integrated counter-vibration systems in the engine work and the engine … More VISION 350 engine

Start a Flying Club

Welcome To Start A Flying Club Start A Flying Club, brought to you by Ground Effect Advisors, is dedicated to the creation and evolution of flying clubs. Combining passion for flight with extensive flying club experience, our executive team is committed to sharing insight, answering questions and most exciting of all, helping grow the general … More Start a Flying Club

Sherpa strikes China deal for certification

  Company owner Glen Gordon is realizing his dream of certifying the Sherpa 650T. Perhaps you’ve seen it—a Piper Cub lookalike so big you have to use the landing gear as a ladder to reach the cockpit. After 25 years of research and development, hopes, and false starts, designer, and partner Byron Root and Sherpa company owner Glen … More Sherpa strikes China deal for certification

Velocity V-Twin is designed to be different

No-spin twin Velocity V-Twin is designed to be different By Dave Hirschman It’s the nightmare scenario every multiengine pilot is taught to avoid. The critical engine has lost power, and the propeller windmills uselessly in the breeze. The good engine is pounding out full power, creating maximum asymmetric thrust. And the nose is held high … More Velocity V-Twin is designed to be different

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

Ledyard Agrees to Purchase 200 Aircraft from Brazil’s Novaer

LEDYARD AGREES TO PURCHASE 200 NEW GENERATION AIRCRAFT FROM NOVAER S.A. Scarsdale, New York (August 2012). Ledyard Capital Management LLC, an investment firm specializing in the Aviation and Marine Transport industries, has announced the signing of an agreement with Novaer S.A., São José dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, to purchase  200 TXC aircraft. The TXC … More Ledyard Agrees to Purchase 200 Aircraft from Brazil’s Novaer

Novaer….New Brazilian aircraft based on cutting-edge design

A design rendering of the four-seat version of a new aircraft being developed by Novaer Craft of Brazil. Images courtesy Novaer Craft The price has yet to be announced, but performance data published by a Brazilian firm gearing up to produce a brand-new general aviation aircraft suggests it will impress: four seats; a 315 horsepower, … More Novaer….New Brazilian aircraft based on cutting-edge design

Volta Volaré’s futuristic GT4 e-hybrid airplane available for order

Volta Volaré has begun taking orders for its four-seater GT4 hybrid private aircraft it calls “the most technologically advanced private aircraft available anywhere on Earth.” Though the GT4 is perfectly capable of taking off and flying powered only electrically, a gas engine starts when the airplane’s battery drops to 25 percent capacity in order to … More Volta Volaré’s futuristic GT4 e-hybrid airplane available for order

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