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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 am 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

FAA Proposes $12 Million Fine Against Southwest »

Southwest Airlines and its contractor failed to follow proper procedures when repairing dozens of Boeing 737 aircraft, the FAA said on Monday, and the agency wants to fine the airline $12 million. Melanie Jones, a Southwest spokeswoman, told USA Today the repair issues all were addressed years ago and none of the issues affect any aircraft now flying. 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

AirVenture's "One Week Wonder" Construction Begins »

At precisely 8:00 a.m. CDT today, a crowd of volunteers started on one of the highest visibility projects of AirVenture 2014—the assembly and initial taxi testing of a Zenith CH 750 kit airplane during the course of the seven-day convention. More