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

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 … More Avanti EVO gains EASA certification

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 … More Mitsubishi MU-2

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, … More Hawker Beechcraft Eyes New Line Of Single Turboprops

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

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 … More Twin Otter 400

The World’s Leading STOL Pilatus Porter PC-6

The PC-6 has become a legendary aircraft, known around the world simply as ‘The Pilatus Porter’.Its unique Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) capabilities, reliability and versatility in all weather and terrain conditions have established the reputation of the PC-6 as a rugged utility aircraft. The Pilatus Porter PC-6 is fully capable of operating from different types … More The World’s Leading STOL Pilatus Porter PC-6

The Royal Saudi Air Force selects Pilatus PC-21 for Pilot Training

  Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is pleased to announce that a contract has been signed with BAE Systems to supply the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) with a fleet of 55 Pilatus PC-21 turboprop aircraft, together with an integrated ground based training system and a comprehensive logistics support package. This makes it by far the biggest … More The Royal Saudi Air Force selects Pilatus PC-21 for Pilot Training

Indian Air Force Selects Pilatus PC-7 MkII Training System

Indian Air Force Selects Pilatus PC-7 MkII Training System   Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is proud to announce that the Indian Air Force has entered today into a contract in excess of 500 Million Swiss Francs to procure a fleet of 75 PC-7 MkII turboprop aircraft, together with an integrated ground based training system and a … More Indian Air Force Selects Pilatus PC-7 MkII Training System

HONEYWELL TO POWER KESTREL TURBOPROP TPE331-14GR Chosen for Efficiency, Reliability and Power

Duluth, MN (July 22, 2011) Kestrel Aircraft Company announced today the selection of the Honeywell TPE331-14GR engine to power their new all composite, single-engine turboprop airplane. The Kestrel team went through a vigorous process to determine which engine would be best suited to power the current product in development.  The Kestrel mission is to combine … More HONEYWELL TO POWER KESTREL TURBOPROP TPE331-14GR Chosen for Efficiency, Reliability and Power

GE H80-Powered L410 Makes First Flight

L410_Brochure_English Electric’s long-term plan to develop the H80 turboprop into a challenger to the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 has taken another step forward with the first flight of an H80-powered L410 commuter aircraft. The 40-minute flight of the Aircraft Industries L410-UVP-E20 took place in Kunovice in the Czech Republic on Nov. 16. Certification for … More GE H80-Powered L410 Makes First Flight