Volume 28, Number 29c, July 16, 2021
Flight Design F2 Earns SLSA Certificate
The first production Flight Design F2-LSA in the U.S. has been issued a special light-sport aircraft (SLSA) certificate of airworthiness by the FAA. The company plans to display the aircraft later this month at AirVenture 2021 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, before[…]   Read this article
I’m Looking For Patient Zero
Remember that great scene in “Full Metal Jacket” where Gunnery Sgt. Hartman screamed, “Who said that? Who the &^% said that?!” Only with great discipline do I restrain myself from blurting this out on the CTAF when someone says, “last[…]   Read this article
First DA50 RG Crosses The Atlantic
Diamond Aircraft successfully ferried its first single-engine, retractable-gear DA50 RG across the North Atlantic last week. Flown by Diamond test pilot Thomas Wimmer, the aircraft made the 4,410-NM trip from Wiener Neustadt, Austria to London, Ontario, Canada in three days.[…] Read this article

Citation Longitude Earns EASA Certification
Textron Aviation announced on Tuesday that the Cessna Citation Longitude has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The Longitude “super-midsize” business jet was introduced at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in in 2012. The[…] Read this article

A One-Airplane Flight School?
We are encouraged but cautious when we learn of impending entrepreneurship in the aviation world. We know that the odds of success for startups are not outstanding, but for those who do their homework and find the right niche, they[…] Read this article

United Signs Agreement For 100 Electric Airliners
In partnership with Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and Mesa Airlines, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) has signed a conditional agreement to acquire 100 ES-19 all-electric airliners from Sweden-based electric aircraft startup Heart Aerospace. The agreement is contingent on the aircraft, which[…] Read this article

Pratt & Whitney Opens New Composite R&D Facility
Pratt & Whitney officially opened the doors to its new ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) engineering and development “Center of Excellence” on Tuesday. According to the company, the center will be used as an engineering, development and low-rate production facility dedicated[…] Read this article