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If the aircraft diesel engine market lacks for anything other than buyers, it’s probably a high-horsepower engine suitable for high-performance single and twins. At AirVenture, Wisconsin-based Engineered Power System hopes to address that with its V-8 diesel that is just now beginning certification trials. Read More
The NTSB's final report on the fatal crash of an Icon A5 in a northern California lake in May is expected in the next few weeks and the speedy investigation was aided by information provided by the aircraft’s onboard flight data recorder. Read More
Flight Design, which has been in receivership in Germany since February 2016, is now under new ownership, the company announced on Wednesday. Lift Air, from Eisenach, Germany, has taken over all assets and operation of the company. “I am glad that we are able to maintain the know-how of one of the world’s market leaders in the light aircraft sector and to secure it with a well-funded investor,” said Knut Rebholz, the insolvency administrator for the company, in a news release. Read More
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With a full line of aerodiesel engines in its product portfolio, Continental Motors says it’s seeing more uptake of Jet A-burning engines in the training market, including some nibbles in the North American market. At an AirVenture press conference on Tuesday, Continental’s Rhett Ross said that the company’s new CD-300 six-cylinder diesel is now fully certified and production ready. Read More
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EAA does a lot all year round to encourage women and girls to participate in the world of aviation, but at AirVenture those efforts ramp up. Wednesday is WomenVenture day at the show, and this year’s event drew nearly 1,000 women to gather for a group photo on Boeing Plaza. Elissa Lines, EAA’s former VP of donor relations, said the original goal for the event was to give female pilots a place to gather at a largely male-dominated convention. It’s all about “women helping women overcome the challenges, the fear, the uncertainties, and achieve their dreams,” she said. Read More
All four people on board were killed Wednesday afternoon when a Beech A36 Bonanza crashed on a busy highway in Utah. Nobody on the ground was hurt, but the airplane narrowly missed several cars, according to local news reports. Two married couples from Utah were on board, and had taken off from Ogden-Hinckley Airport, about a half-mile from the I-15 freeway. The airplane had climbed to only about 300 feet when the engine made a “super loud sound,” witness Randy Paulson told KUTV. Read More
NBAA will hold its annual business aviation convention and exhibition in Las Vegas, Oct. 10-12, the group announced this week. The event will feature 1,100 exhibits, 100 aircraft on static display and plentiful opportunities for education and networking. Keynote speakers will be U.S. astronauts and identical twin brothers, Mark and Scott Kelly. They’ll headline the event’s second-day Opening General Session. "We are honored to welcome Mark and Scott Kelly to NBAA-BACE," said NBAA president Ed Bolen. "Their stories are truly remarkable aspects of America's aviation and aerospace history.” Read More
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AVweb's Geoff Rapoport speaks with Fred Hadlich of Stratos Aircraft about their Stratos 714 proof of concept. Following years of incremental progress and cabin mock-ups, Stratos arrived at Oshkosh 2017 with a real airplane. After first flight in November 2016, the proof of concept aircraft is still early in envelope expansion testing. At 70 flight hours, company test pilots have taken the Stratos 714 to 330 knots true airspeed, 250 knots indicated and 18,000 feet. Kevin Jordan, chief sales officer, says the production airplane will carry four 200-pound passengers, with bags, for a 1,500 nautical mile trip at 400 knots true and FL410. Read More
At AirVenture 2017, a B-52 has been on static display all week. In this video, Major Keith Vandagriff gave Avweb a detailed cockpit and aircraft tour. Read More
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At AirVenture 2017, AVweb spoke with Mark Linsley about new functionality recently enabled on the Lynx transponder and some special show pricing. Read More

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