Interior Expands Capabilities with Vertical Take Off and Landing Fixed Wing Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

New Drone will advance Department mission capability, improve safety, and reduce cost 3/13/2018 Last edited 3/13/2018 Date: March 13, 2018 Contacts: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov BOISE, Idaho – The U.S. Department of the Interior will soon have the use of up to 50 Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) fixed wing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The small aircraft support … More Interior Expands Capabilities with Vertical Take Off and Landing Fixed Wing Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Tax rules that stimulate aircraft purchases extended

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

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.

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.

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

Congressional Gold Medal Honors Civil Air Patrol’s World War II Service

2014 Civil Air Patrol Bronze Medal Replica Background The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) began operations under the Office of Civilian Defense Dec. 1, 1941, one week before the United States entered World War II. Within a few months, the unpaid volunteers became involved in military operations by assisting the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. … More Congressional Gold Medal Honors Civil Air Patrol’s World War II Service

Actual secret Chinese J20 stealth jet… Artist’s rendition from smuggled underground pictures…the J20 shown to the public and to the press is a fake!

Filed April 1, 2013 It looks like the J20 shown to the world is a head fake the real J20-X program is more radical and we have the first artists rendition based on secret photos shown to us. The J20 shown “leaked to the world” is a low tech aircraft that is being put out there … More Actual secret Chinese J20 stealth jet… Artist’s rendition from smuggled underground pictures…the J20 shown to the public and to the press is a fake!

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.

F-35 Deal Targets Lower Price, More Shared Risk

The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin have finally agreed on a 4% decrease in the target cost for the next production lot of stealthy F-35s after more than a year of antagonistic negotiations. Target per-unit airframe costs are as follows for the three variants of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF): $105 million for the conventional-takeoff-and-landing F-35A; … More F-35 Deal Targets Lower Price, More Shared Risk

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

China Buying 300 GA Training Aircraft

  Separate deals announced last week in Wuhan, China, a city of 10 million people, could provide a much-needed boost for the U.S. general aviation market thanks to bulk orders for up to 300 light-sport airplanes and small helicopters for the Chinese training market. Leaders from Wuhan signed purchase agreements to buy 200 Liberty Aerospace XL-2 … More China Buying 300 GA Training Aircraft

Must Read: China Airborne by James Fallows

  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

Cessna and AVIC Join Forces to Develop General and Business Aviation in China

Cessna Wants To Build Jets In China Email this article |Print this article By Russ Niles, Editor-in-Chief       Cessna announced today it intends to build business jets in China in a joint venture with Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC) as part of a future plan to potentially build the entire Cessna line of aircraft in China. … More Cessna and AVIC Join Forces to Develop General and Business Aviation in China