Aircraft

News and developments about airplanes, helicopters and unmanned air vehicles used in all varieties of operations, including airlines, military, business, commercial, general aviation and private.

August 16, 2017, 2:48 PM

Britain’s Costly Carrier Enters Home Port

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two huge new warships, completed initial sea trials, but won’t be operational until the end of 2020.

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Gulfstream G550 JStars concept
Jul 25, 2017 - 3:43 PM
A Gulfstream G550 can fly the JStars mission 'higher, faster, farther' and more affordably than an airliner, the manufacturer contends.
100th Series 400 Twin Otter by Viking.
Jul 25, 2017 - 3:23 PM
The Canadian manufacturer revived the Twin Otter assembly line and has now produced more than 100 of the rugged turboprop twins.
Jul 25, 2017 - 12:18 PM
Russian company expects aircraft to produce a sonic boom with intensity less than 72 dBA or 78 dB SPL (sound pressure level).
Eclipse 700
Jul 25, 2017 - 11:04 AM
The company believes it could be done with work on the aircraft in 18 to 24 months.
Samson Motors Switchblade prototype
Jul 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Oregon-based Samson Motors believes its two-passenger, three-wheel Switchblade will be available next year in kit form.
Jul 25, 2017 - 9:48 AM
Features of the G1000NXi include faster processing times, improved graphics rendering and enhanced readability with LED bED back-lighting.
Jul 25, 2017 - 9:45 AM
Closure of road between Blenheim and Christchurch boosts New Zealand regional's passenger traffic
Cirrus Vision jet
Jul 25, 2017 - 8:19 AM
The company is producing eight pistons and one jet per week.
Piper M600
Jul 25, 2017 - 7:49 AM
Wing spar inspection required.
Jul 24, 2017 - 8:40 PM
Deliveries had been on hold since May 2016.