First Piaggio Evo Delivered

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Piaggio Aerospace has delivered the first Avanti Evo, its third-generation version of the twin turboprop, to a customer in Greece, the company has announced. The seven-seat airplane, with a VIP interior, will be used for charter. Piaggio CEO Carlo Logli said the company expects to deliver five more of the airplanes by the end of this year, to customers in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. More

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Turbo Troubles

Turbo Troubles »

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Green Tech Aircraft Announces Ypselon GT Electric Aircraft

Aviation start-up company Green Tech Aircraft is excited to announce the launch of its progressive electric aircraft project, Ypselon GT. The concept of the electric aircraft was officially presented at Aero Expo 2015 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from 15th - 18th April.

Sunrise Flight Academy Names Director of Student Affairs

Sunrise Flight Academy, located at Ormond Beach Municipal Airport, recently named Mark Barker as Director of Student Affairs. In his new role Director Barker will coordinate services for international and domestic students enrolled in Sunrise Flight Academy's comprehensive Professional Pilot Program.

LeTourneau University Opens At McKinney National Airport

LeTourneau University's School of Aviation and Aeronautical Science has begun offering a new, fully online Aviation Management bachelor's degree program from its new location at the McKinney National Airport in McKinney, Texas.