At Sun 'n Fun in April 2014, Rotax announced the new 912iS Sport, which has more mid-range torque for aircraft without constant speed props. In this video, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli flew the engine with Rotax's Alexander Mitter. More
The Thai Air Force extended the life of its fleet of DC-3s by decades with their conversion to Basler BT-67s. They're used for everything from troop transport to making it rain. More
Lithium-ion batteries, which have three times the power of lead acid aircraft cells, are starting to find their way into new aircraft. Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has formed a new division called True Blue Power to serve this market. In this AVweb video, MCI's Todd Winter discusses the new battery products. More
At its Gunskirchen, Austria, factory, Rotax celebrated both 25 years of producing the 912 series engine and the 50,000th engine in the series. AVweb was there and prepared this video report with the company's Francois Tremblay. More
In Slovenia, Pipistrel is well into certification testing of its exotic Panthera four-place retractable aircraft. AVweb recently visited the factory and prepared this test flight report on the new aircraft. Although it hasn't hit its speed numbers yet, Pipistrel thinks further drag clean-up will take care of that. 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.