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Quest Adds Autopilot Option For Kodiak »

Quest Aircraft is showing its Kodiak utility turboprop at EAA AirVenture this week for the 10th year in a row, and new this year, the airplane can be ordered with the Garmin GFC 700 autopilot system. The altitude-based system integrates with the Kodiak's standard G1000 avionics to provide maximum stability and control for the airplane, Quest said. More

Blackhawk Modifications Announces Engine Upgrade Milestones »

Today at AirVenture 2014, Blackhawk Modifications Inc. announced the completion of its 500th new engine upgrade on a customer airplane as well as a new engine upgrade option for the Cessna 208A Caravan and 208B Grand Caravan. More

Icon Brings First Production Prototype To Oshkosh »

Icon flew its first production prototype of the A5 amphibian, ESN-1, for the first time on July 5, and this week, the company brought the airplane to EAA AirVenture. ESN-1 is one of three copies that will be used for flight testing, with the goal of attaining LSA approval for the design by May 2015. More

Girl, 9, Hurt In Beach Landing, Dies »

Oceana Irizarry, 9, who was injured by a Piper Archer making an emergency landing on a Florida beach on Sunday, has died, officials said on Tuesday. Her father, Ommy Irizarry, 36, a sergeant in the U.S. Army, based at Fort Stewart, in Georgia, also was killed in the accident. The pilot of the Piper Archer had reported to air traffic control that he was unable to make it to the Venice airport and would land on the beach. More

Hartzell Engine Technologies Acquires Plane-Power »

In a press conference at AirVenture today, Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) (sister company to Hartzell Propellers—both owned by Tailwind Technologies) announced that it had acquired the Plane-Power line of aircraft alternators. More

“One Week Wonder” Day 2: Progress And Excitement »

The “One Week Wonder” project to build and conduct initial taxi testing of a Zenith CH 750 kit airplane in seven days—right in the heart of AirVenture 2014—was a hive of activity as of 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday. More

Mahindra Adds Airvan Floats »

Mahindra Aerospace spent last year learning about the North American market and the result is evident at this year's AirVenture 2014. CEO Arvind Mehra said that during last year's tour of potential dealers and customers, two things stood out as improvements for its recently renamed Airvan 8. More

Textron Introduces Diesel 172 »

Textron says its introduction of a factory-equipped diesel option for the 172 Skyhawk reinforces its commitment to providing diesel options for customers. The Turbo Skyhawk JT-A was introduced at a news conference at AirVenture 2014 on Monday. More

FreeFlight Receives TSO for RANGR ADS-B Receiver »

FreeFlight Systems announced today that the FAA has granted Technical Service Order (TSO) approval to the company's RANGR FDL- 978-RX ADS-B receiver with optional built-in WAAS GPS. More