Air Venture

Continental Motors: Diesel Improvements Already Afoot »

Continental Motors is apparently wasting little time in investing in improvements to increase TBRs and gearbox replacement intervals on the Centurion diesel line. With its deal to acquire the former assets of Thielert Aircraft Engines not even two weeks old, Continental said this week at AirVenture that it will field an improved gearbox for the Centurion line that will extend inspection/replacement cycles from 300 to 600 hours. Longer TBR extensions are also in the works. More

More New Airplanes In The Works At Tecnam »

At EAA AirVenture this week, the Tecnam exhibit resembles a sea of aircraft, including five airplanes being shown at Oshkosh for the first time. The Italian planemaker, celebrating its 60th year in business, arrived this week with a long list of new products, updates, and data to share with their U.S. customer base. The new-to-Oshkosh products include a turbo version of the P2008 (the standard version debuted at Sebring's Light Sport expo back in 2008), and four different versions of the P92 LSA -- a floatplane, a taildragger with cargo pod for backcountry traveling, a surveillance version marketed as a low-cost law-enforcement option, and the classic Echo LSA, which sells for about $75,000. The company also had updates on three new aircraft now in the works. More

Flight Design To Open Chinese, U.S. Plants »

Flight Design will open production facilities in the U.S. and China in the next couple of years as it broadens its product line and market reach. At a news conference at AirVenture 2013, CEO Matthias Betsch confirmed the company, which now produces aircraft in the Ukraine, will open a U.S. final assembly and component plant in Windham, Conn. More

Sonex Accepts Deposits For Personal Jet »

Sonex has announced it is accepting $10,000 deposits for its SubSonex Personal Jet, saying it expects deliveries of the $125,000 "ultra-quick build kits" (a price set for the first 10 depositors) to begin as early as mid-year, 2014, depending on demand. The SubSonex is a single-seat aircraft powered by the PBS TJ-100 turbojet, which produces 274 lbs of thrust and, according to Sonex, has exceeded expectations "with flawless performance and an outstanding service history." The company first flew the jet in August 2011 with test flights continuing through 2012. Performance figures show a range of 300 miles, a clean stall at 64 mph, a sea level cruise of more than 180 mph TAS and a 1900 fpm rate of climb. More

Video: Terrafugia Flies »

At EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, the Terrafugia flying car flew in public for the first time. AVweb was there and shares this video. More

AirVenture 2013 Photo Gallery #2 »

Can't make it to AirVenture this year? Photo galleries of the people, products, and planes that make Oshkosh a pilot's paradise will pepper our coverage throughout the week, courtesy of eagle-eyed aviation photographer Mariano Rosales. More

AirVenture 2013 Photo Gallery #1 »

Can't make it to AirVenture this year? Photo galleries of the people, products, and planes that make Oshkosh a pilot's paradise will pepper our coverage throughout the week, courtesy of eagle-eyed aviation photographer Mariano Rosales. More

Podcast: Avidyne Updates Product Schedule at AirVenture »

At AirVenture 2013, Avidyne Corporation gave an update on the anticipated IFD540 and IFD440 GPS navigators and the DFC90 retrofit autopilot, described a new ADS-B/TAS traffic alerting system, and formally introduced their FlexPlan extended warranty coverage plan. AVweb's Larry Anglisano spoke with Avidyne's Tom Harper for the update. More

Podcast: New Leadership Soon at AOPA »

AOPA President Craig Fuller says the organization's board of trustees has narrowed the search for his replacement down to two candidates. Fuller spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles about the timing of the transition and the advice he would offer to the new president. More

Video: ArmyAV.org Brings Hueys To OSH, Cobras Elsewhere »

ArmyAV.org is dedicated to keeping a piece of aviation history alive, which includes giving rides in Huey and Cobra helicopters. The organization accepts donations of $60 for Huey rides. Cobra rides cost considerably more, but for the right individual seeking a very unique experience, a flight in the Cobra may be the answer. Organization pilots frequently fly Vietnam War veterans, for whom the Huey often has a significant impact. More