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Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. plans to build a four-seat version of its all-electric airplane, the company announced at EAA AirVenture this week. The Sun Flyer 4 will have a payload of 800 pounds for pilot and passengers, the company said. “The four-seat airplane will have operating costs five times lower than costs associated with similar combustion-engine aircraft,” said George Bye, CEO of AEAC. “With four hours of flying time, the versatile Sun Flyer 4 will appeal to both flight schools and pilot-owners.” Read More
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The Garmin G1000 NXi integrated flight deck is now available for the Cessna Caravan and Cessna Grand Caravan EX, Textron Aviation said at EAA AirVenture this week. The option has been OK'd by both the FAA and EASA, Textron said. Features in the new flight deck include significant flight-display modernization with faster processing times, improved graphics rendering, and enhanced readability with LED back-lighting, the company said. Read More
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Samson Motors brought its pre-production prototype of the Switchblade flying-car design, which is still under construction, to EAA AirVenture this week. The vehicle “highlights the unique internationally patented wing-swing mechanism,” the company said. According to CEO Sam Bousfield, the company’s goal is “to produce the first commercially successful flying sports car.” The design will fly at 200 mph, the company says, with a 190-HP turbocharged V4 engine, and have a range of 400 miles. Read More
Three years ago during AVweb’s Aero coverage, we reported on a new four-place training aircraft from the Italian company Vulcanair. This week at AirVenture, the company showed the airplane in the U.S. for the first time. The Vulcanair 1.0 looks a lot like a Cessna Skyhawk because it’s intended for the same market: training. Read More
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Lt. Col. Harry T. Stewart (Ret.) stopped by AirVenture this year to sign autographs and share his story as a Tuskegee Airman. Read More
Mooney’s Chino, California-based design center, which did much of the work on the emerging M10 line, will move its operations to the Kerrville, Texas, factory headquarters. “We’re going to be consolidating efforts,” says Mooney’s Lance Phillips. Read More
A remote tower system will be installed, tested and certified at the Northern Colorado Regional Airport, a general aviation field in Loveland, Colorado, Searidge Technologies, the vendor that will build the system, announced this week. The project will provide a test site for the technology, and will increase efficiency and safety at the airport, Searidge said. Read More
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At AirVenture 2017, the Italian company Vulcanair was showing its new 1.0 trainer. At $259,000, it's a far less expensive alternative to the popular Cessna 172. In this exclusive AVweb video, the company's Remo DeFeo gives us a tour of the aircraft. Read More
A UPS Airlines 767 with an all-female crew (including maintenance support) arrived at AirVenture's Boeing Plaza on Wednesday to serve as a backdrop for the annual WomenVenture photo. AVweb intern Ashley Anglisano spoke with Captain Alyse Adkins about her work with UPS Airlines, how she got to the left seat of the 767 and how other aspiring females can find their way in aviation. Read More
Jeff Van West interviews Greg Roark, the founder of the Aspen Aerospace Alliance and the Director of Aeronautics for the Aspen School District. Roark leads a program that weaves aerospace into the curriculum from grade three through high school. The most involved students will graduate high school with single-engine, multi-engine, and instrument ratings. Read More

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