Category TURBOPROP

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 […]

Avanti EVO gains EASA certification

Avanti EVO gains EASA certification The third generation of the iconic Avanti aircraft is better all around Piaggio Aerospace, the company active in the design, manufacturing, and maintenance of both aircraft and aero engines, today announced at MEBA (Middle East Business Aviation Exhibition) that the new Avanti EVO received certification from the European Aviation Safety […]

Mitsubishi MU-2

One of my favorite turboprops. The speed and capabilities even today are simply fantastic. The aircraft does not need a type rating to operate. The recent mandate by the FAA through an SFAR makes annual training mandatory. The SFAR, which will become active on February 5, 2009, will demand attention to training by requiring all […]

Hawker Beechcraft Eyes New Line Of Single Turboprops

By Kerry Lynch kerry_lynch@aviationweek.com Source: AWIN First Hawker Beechcraft is paving a future under which the newly restructured Beechcraft Corp. would offer a range of single-engine piston and turboprop aircraft alongside its King Airs -– and perhaps new twins, Shawn Vick, executive vice president-customers, says. Hawker Beechcraft, which plans to emerge from bankruptcy early next year, […]

Hawaii’s Island Air Signs Letter Of Intent To Lease Five ATR 42 Jet Prop Aircraft

Home Our Story Our Fleet Our Team September 10, 2012 HONOLULU – Hawaiian regional carrier, Island Air, announced the signing of a letter of intent today, leasing five ATR 42 jet prop aircraft. The announcement is the next step in the carrier’s New Business Plan (NBP) launched earlier this year.The agreement was reached with Chicago’s […]

Cessna Eyes New Turboprops

Competition in the six- to eight-seat business aviation turboprop market could soon hot up as Cessna ponders whether to launch a single that would compete on price and performance with several existing or new turboprops in the sector, including the Epic E1000 and Kestrel turboprop. Although the company says it has been flying an engineering […]

Twin Otter 400

400S Multi-Page IT IS HARD TO IMPROVE ON A LEGEND… Our solution? Start again, providing the performance, reliability and versatility that has come to be expected from the twin otter in over 40 years of worldwide operations. Still Canada’s most successful 19-seat commercial aircraft program with more than 800 aircraft built, the Twin Otter is […]