KITPLANES Joins AVweb Under Belvoir

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Belvoir Publications, Inc., announced this weekend the acquisition of KITPLANES Magazine from PRIMEDIA. Continuously published for over twenty years, KITPLANES is the leading independent provider of information for the homebuilt community, and joins other Belvoir aviation periodicals Aviation Consumer, Aviation Safety, IFR, Light Plane Maintenance, IFR Refresher, and Used Aircraft Guide. Belvoir also publishes AVflash and AVweb, the industry's leading general aviation electronic news service. "Kitplanes brings important synergies to Belvoir's aviation publishing operations," according to Timothy Cole, Belvoir's executive vice president and AVweb publisher. "The magazine is a terrific fit, allowing us to leverage our long-standing position in aviation to offer greater value for both KITPLANES readers and advertisers." For more than 25 years Belvoir has been meeting the information needs of active enthusiasts in a wide range of interest areas -- from health to marine to pet and equine. The company currently publishes more than thirty periodicals serving over 2 million subscribers. Cindy Pedersen is the publisher of KITPLANES and will remain in that position. Dave Martin, the current editor, will be stepping down at the end of 2003 in a long-planned retirement. Brian Clark, the current managing editor, will assume editor-in-chief responsibilities as of the January, 2004 issue.