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 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
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
In a press conference at AirVenture today, Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) (sister company to Hartzell Propellersóboth owned by Tailwind Technologies) announced that it had acquired the Plane-Power line of aircraft alternators. More
The "One Week Wonder" project to build and conduct initial taxi testing of a Zenith CH 750 kit airplane in seven daysóright in the heart of AirVenture 2014ówas a hive of activity as of 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday. More
Cessna's Skyhawk diesel was a surprise announcement. Now the company needs to start delivering these things. More
Pete Lossner of Lake Oswego, OR leads off an incredible assortment of photos this week. Click through for more from AVweb readers.