Piper continues strong showing in trainer market
Continuing significant orders to the training market shows that Piper Aircraft is making progress in its three-year plan to gain market share in that competitive arena.
L-3 plans to offer ADS-B product line
L-3 Aviation Products plans to join the general aviation ADS-B world with its Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System. The new products will be â€śspecifically tailored to fit the panel and budget of today's general aviation aircraft and pilots,â€ť said Larry Riddle, vice president of sales and marketing.
A new Mooney delivers its first new Mooney
It was a big day for the newly resurrected Mooney International Corp. Mooney president Jerry Chen handed over the keys to the first airplane to roll out of the Kerrville, Texas, manufacturer's newly reactivated factory site.
SMA announces big bore engine projects
After Cessna chose SMA's 230-horsepower engine for its Jet A-powered Skylane JT-A, SMA is moving up in horsepower, and is developing two new turbodiesel engines in the 260- to 400-hp categories.
Ice protection, gross weight increase for Lancair Evolution turboprop
Ice protection and a gross weight increase are improving the utility of the Lancair Evolution turboprop, according to Doug Meyer, CEO of the Oregon aircraft kit manufacturer.
"One Week Wonder" Day 3: Infectious Enthusiasm
We checked in at 8:00 a.m. today at the "One Week Wonder" project pavilion where a team of volunteers is determined to build and conduct initial taxi testing of a Zenith CH 750 kit airplane in seven days--front and center in the heart of AirVenture 2014.
Teacher's Day Draws Educators to AirVenture
Many educators came to Oshkosh on July 29 to take part in Teacher's Day here at AirVenture 2014, an annual event sponsored by Build A Plane.
SocialFlight Expands Offerings
If you're bored with the $100 hamburger, SocialFlight may have some inspirational options. At AirVenture in Oshkosh, SocialFlight is showing off version 4.0 of its application and website that connects pilots with like-minded interests. In addition to listing thousands of aviation-related events and shows and more than 100,000 places you can walk to from airports in the U.S., SocialFlight is introducing what it calls its Parade of Planes.
Boeing Announces Ab Initio Pilot Training
Boeing's massive presence at AirVenture 2014 was explained today when it announced a worldwide ab initio airline pilot training program that will qualify pilots to go directly into the right seat of airliners in virtually every country of the world except the U.S.
Boeing Projects 1.1 Million Aviation Jobs
Over the next 20 years, an expanding global fleet of aircraft will create jobs for more than 1.1 million commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians, Boeing said in a forecast released Wednesday morning at EAA AirVenture. Overall, the global demand is driven by steadily increasing airplane deliveries, particularly wide-body airplanes, Boeing said, and represents a global requirement for about 27,000 new pilots and 29,000 new technicians each year.