Mooney International handed over the keys of its first newly built aircraft on July 29, marking the return of the high-performance single-piston engine Mooney aircraft lines to the market after a five-year hiatus.
Cessna Aircraft, hoping to bring a certified diesel version of the 182, the Turbo Skylane JT-A, into the market in the upcoming weeks, is planning to add a diesel variant of the 172, the Skyhawk JT-A, to the lineup next year.
Nextant Aerospace is continuing to piece together the second remanufactured aircraft in its product line – the G90XT – with the unveiling of the new Garmin-based cockpit during this week’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Experimental Aircraft Association Chairman Jack Pelton is hoping this year’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin July 28-Aug. 3 will serve as a springboard for FAA to roll out a much-anticipated rulemaking on third-class medical certificates.
Gulfstream Aerospace’s green aircraft deliveries dipped in the second quarter and backlog continued to fall as the company works through the G650 orderbook, but new orders remained strong across the portfolio, Gulfstream parent General Dynamics reports.
FAA is hoping to release the final rule rewriting Part 23 certification standards for small aircraft by the end of 2017, two years after the congressional mandate and after FAA’s European counterparts hope to have a similar rulemaking.
Embraer reported a balanced mix of deliveries in the second quarter as commercial shipments jumped nearly 30% but executive jet business remained flat.
Commercial deliveries increased from 22 in second quarter 2013 to 29 in the most recent quarter. Embraer’s 175 led the deliveries at 16. This is up from the single 175 delivered in second-quarter 2013. Embraer had begun delivery of its improved 175 in the second quarter to U.S. carriers Republic Airways, SkyWest and United Airlines. The aircraft incorporates a new wingtip that helps reduce fuel consumption by 6.4%.
FAA is clarifying its policy on non-aeronautical storage at airports to emphasize that airport hangars should be used for aeronautical purposes, but also allows that limited “small incidental” non-aeronautical storage is permissible.
While still in the middle of what the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) calls the deadliest month for helicopters, the organization is seeing significant safety improvements through the first half of the year in the U.S.
“Flying the Feathered Edge”, Kim Furst’s new 90-minute documentary about the nearly seven decade aviation career of Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, was privately shown Tuesday afternoon to a group of 80 guests at the Skyscape Theater at the EAA Museum....More