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You most likely received a second copy of Tuesday's AirVenture show coverage early Wednesday and we apologize for cluttering your inbox. The second mailing was the result of a major technical glitch with the server that runs the administrative side of AVweb. We're up and running again and ready to get you up-to-date coverage of the big show, one day at a time. Thanks for your patience.

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Icon Focuses On Training »

Icon Focuses On Training

The CEO of Icon Aircraft says he believes his company has moved past the controversy that resulted from its initial stab at a purchase agreement for the Icon A5. Kirk Hawkins told AVweb in an interview at AirVenture 2016 that a revised agreement released in June has been generally well-accepted. The first document, a 43-page litany of legalese that appeared to limit the rights of and impose responsibilities on owners raised eyebrows among customers and the general aviation industry as a whole.

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Airbus E-Fan Makes Oshkosh Debut »

Airbus E-Fan Makes Oshkosh Debut

The latest version of the Airbus Group’s E-Fan “Plus” twin-engine demonstrator aircraft is on display this week at EAA AirVenture, providing insight into how the company’s vision has evolved as they experiment with the new technology. The E-Fan on display is a hybrid version, with longer flight range and more endurance than the original all-electric model. The aircraft now incorporates a thermal engine from German manufacturer Solo, which runs on avgas. The hybrid completed initial test flights in France shortly before it was shipped here for the show.

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Mooney’s Back, With Two New Models »

Roller-coaster stories are not unusual in the world of general aviation, but Mooney’s history is extra-packed-full of ups and downs — and this week at Oshkosh, the company is celebrating... More

Rotax 915iS Sport Moves Closer To Market »

At AirVenture 2016, engine maker Rotax announced it is closer to market with its next-generation 915iS engine and expects to begin delivering the engine to aircraft manufacturers in September to... More

Innova Intros King Air Upgrades »

Innova Aerospace has two new upgrades available for King Air 90 series aircraft owners, the company announced this week at EAA AirVenture. Those in need of a cockpit overhaul can choose a full... More

Daher Offers Transformer Lav for TBM Line »

As the single-engine turboprop market grows ever more competitive, Daher will try to keep ahead of the competition with a quick-change interior lavatory option for the TBM line. Daher announced the... More

Eclipse Intros “Canada” Jet Upgrade »

Eclipse has major modifications in the works for its E550 jet, the company announced at EAA AirVenture this week, including a bigger wing, an engine upgrade and the option to install a Garmin G3000... More

New BatteryMINDers From VDC »

Aircraft that don’t fly often—and these days, that’s a lot of them—often suffer dead batteries. To avoid that, VDC Electronics has developed a line of battery chargers intended... More

Piper Offers Fuel Injection For The Archer »

With the flight school market showing signs of life, Piper is having a good year with its popular Archer and at AirVenture 2016 this week, the company says the airplane will be available with a new... More

 

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Growing Up Oshkosh

Growing Up Oshkosh »

A pilot who has attended nearly every EAA AirVenture since she was two months old talks about its influence on her life and the desire to return every year. More

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Error Chain: Triple Whammy

Error Chain: Triple Whammy »

The designer of a wildly popular line of kitplanes describes the events that lead to an engine stoppage and forced landing in his RV-3. More

Short Final:

Short Final »

The following was heard as my wife and I were flying our Mooney over the northern tip of the Great Salt Lake a few days ago and communicating with Salt Lake Center ... Transient aircraft:"Center, do you have time for a question?" ... SL Center:”Sure, go ahead." ... Transient aircraft: ”OK, this is the $65 question. Looking below, we can see a train track, shoreline and a reddish area with what look like waves. What is that all about?" ... Silence for a short while, then a response... More

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GAMI/TAT Announce New Prop STC

General Aviation Modifications, Inc. (GAMI) and Tornado Alley Turbo, Inc. (TAT), Ada, OK announce the FAA STC approval for the installation of the new, composite, 3 blade, McCauley "Carbon Black Mac" Propeller on several models of Beechcraft Bonanzas.

Duncan Aviation To Expand Provo, Utah, Location

Duncan Aviation today announced that the company plans to build a new business aircraft maintenance, modifications and paint complex at its Provo, Utah, location. The expansion will include a large maintenance and modifications center and an innovative paint facility.

Dallas Airmotive's New Test Facility Ready for Rotorcraft Engines

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today that its new test facility at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has been correlated for Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW200 series engines and Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engine lines.