The CEO of Icon Aircraft says he believes his company has moved past the controversy that resulted from its initial stab at a purchase agreement for the Icon A5. Kirk Hawkins told AVweb in an interview at AirVenture 2016 that a revised agreement released in June has been generally well accepted. The first document, a 43-page litany of legalese that appeared to limit the rights of and impose responsibilities on owners raised eyebrows among customers and the general aviation industry as a whole.More
Innova Aerospace has two new upgrades available for King Air 90 series aircraft owners, the company announced this week at EAA AirVenture. Those in need of a cockpit overhaul can choose a full avionics retrofit with the AeroVue integrated flight deck by BendixKing. Replacing the old engines with two new GE H80s brings a “significant reduction” in operating costs, Innova says, while also reducing the required maintenance.More
The just-introduced CubCrafter's XCub has enjoyed strong initial sales success, with the first 20 aircraft already sold, the company said this week at AirVenture 2016. It also announced a new factory training program for buyers that will allow them to get the most of their new airplanes, especially if they're coming from nosegear aircraft.More
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As the single-engine turboprop market grows ever more competitive, Daher will try to keep ahead of the competition with a quick-change interior lavatory option for the TBM line. Daher announced the... More
Eclipse has major modifications in the works for its E550 jet, the company announced at EAA AirVenture this week, including a bigger wing, an engine upgrade and the option to install a Garmin G3000... More
With the flight school market showing signs of life, Piper is having a good year with its popular Archer and at AirVenture 2016 this week, the company says the airplane will be available with a new... More
In a new video posted online this week, eVolo shows the latest unmanned flight tests of its VTOL electric-powered Volocopter. The tests, which took place in Germany last month, demonstrated various... More
Powered only by sunlight, the Solar Impulse aircraft has completed its odyssey around the planet, and landed tonight back in Abu Dhabi, where it took off in March 2015. Bertrand Piccard flew the... More
The ADS-B market seems to be in the season for discounts and rebates and at AirVenture this week, Aspen Avionics announced its own program. The company will offer a $1000 discount off the purchase... More
With cameras everywhere these days, it was no surprise that one recorded dramatic video of a single-engine airplane crashing into a house in East Haddam, Connecticut, on Saturday, badly injuring... More
Sonex aims to work with local partners to promote the idea of home-building airplanes from kits in China, the company said today in a news conference at EAA AirVenture. Sonex will work with Francis... More
A pilot who has attended nearly every EAA AirVenture since she was two months old talks about its influence on her life and the desire to return every year. More
The designer of a wildly popular line of kitplanes describes the events that lead to an engine stoppage and forced landing in his RV-3. More
The following was heard as my wife and I were flying our Mooney over the northern tip of the Great Salt Lake a few days ago and communicating with Salt Lake Center ... Transient aircraft:"Center, do you have time for a question?" ... SL Center:Sure, go ahead." ... Transient aircraft: OK, this is the $65 question. Looking below, we can see a train track, shoreline and a reddish area with what look like waves. What is that all about?" ... Silence for a short while, then a response... More
General Aviation Modifications, Inc. (GAMI) and Tornado Alley Turbo, Inc. (TAT), Ada, OK announce the FAA STC approval for the installation of the new, composite, 3 blade, McCauley "Carbon Black Mac" Propeller on several models of Beechcraft Bonanzas.
Duncan Aviation today announced that the company plans to build a new business aircraft maintenance, modifications and paint complex at its Provo, Utah, location. The expansion will include a large maintenance and modifications center and an innovative paint facility.
Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today that its new test facility at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has been correlated for Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW200 series engines and Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engine lines.
Monday was a busy day at AirVenture, as it usually is. Here are some observations from AVweb's roving staff. More
Mark Espenant of Ottawa, ON (Canada) takes us on a field trip to the CN Tower in our latest "Picture of the Week." Click through for a closer view and a gander at more photos from AVweb readers.