Lancair And The "Fastest Certified Piston-Powered Aircraft"

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The Lancair Company announced on Monday it will receive FAA certification of its new turbocharged Lancair Columbia 400 at the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Fla., next week. The company says the new airplane will be the world's fastest certified piston single. "We feel confident that the Columbia 400 will be faster than any current certified piston-powered aircraft on the market -- fixed-gear or retractable, single-engine or twin," said Lancair Vice President Tom Bowen. "The aircraft has an amazingly broad flight envelope." Several senior FAA officials will be on hand to award Lancair the certification at a press conference Friday, April 16, Lancair said.