Air Venture

AirVenture Vendors: 2016 Was A Big Year »

Our annual canvass of vendors at AirVenture seems to suggest 2016 has been a bumper year for booth traffic and sales. With only one exception, the vendors we spoke to on Thursday reported the best year they’ve seen in recent memory. More

TruTrak Aims for Affordable Autopilots In Certified Market »

TruTrak is a mainstay in the experimental market with its well-regarded, sophisticated autopilots at affordable prices. Now, following the lead of EAA and Garmin, TruTrak aims to make its new Vizion autopilot available for certified airplanes, starting with the Cessna 172. And this is no stripped-down wing lever, but a full-featured three-axis autopilot that even includes some envelope protection with minimum and maxium airspeed and an emergency wings-level button. More

Podcast: With New Autopilot, TruTrak Aims At Certified Market »

TruTrak is a mainstay in the experimental market with its well-regarded, sophisticated autopilots. Now, following the lead of EAA and Garmin, TruTrak aims to make its new Vizion autopilot available for certified airplanes. In this exlusive AVweb podcast, TruTrak's Andrew Barker summarizes the product and the marketing plan. More

China Announces Aviation Alliance »

China will soon be getting a new general aviation organization to promote industrial expansion in China. At AirVenture last week, Z-Park Sky Innovations General Aviation Alliance told reporters that the organization is aimed at helping expand GA in China, which is expected to total about $150 billion by 2020. More

TBM OK’d For Commercial Transportation »

Although European regulators have steadfastly refused to allow commercial operators for single-engine turboprops, Daher says that will change in about six months. The European Commission has approved a proposal to allow single-engine aircraft like Daher’s TBM to be used in for-hire commercial flight throughout the European Union, Daher said at AirVenture this week. More

NASA Picks Pipistrel Electric Engines »

AVweb caught up with Pipistrel at AirVenture 2016 to talk about NASA's selection of the company's electric powerplants for its X-57 research program. The engine powers the Taurus Electro G2 aircraft. More

Podcast: Deland Sport Aviation Showcase »

Deland, Florida, will host a new exhibition featuring sport aviation aircraft and supplies. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Jana Philip about the Deland Sport Aviation Showcase at Airventure 2016. More

Podcast: New Murphy Radical »

Murphy Aircraft has introduced the third generation of its high-wing single called the Radical. AVweb spoke with Murphy's Zrinko Amerl about the aircraft and its unique options. More

Deland Sport Aviation Show Booking Up »

Organizers of a new sport aviation show in Deland, Florida, coming up in November say more than half of the exhibit space has been booked. More

Murphy Radical Adds Bike Racks »

Murphy Aircraft unveiled the Radical at AirVenture and caught the attention of showgoers with an unusual option. The third generation of the company’s light single comes with bicycle racks that allow a bike to be hung from each wing. More