Converting a piston twin into a turboprop single may seem like a bizarre idea, but an international team of technicians and engineers in Russia and Switzerland has combined its expertise to produce just such a transmutation. [Beech created the Lightning experimental prototype in the mid-1980s by placing a Garrett TPE331 in the nose of a Baron 58P airframe.–Ed.]
PA-31-350 AND PA-44-180, BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J., AUG. 9, 2000– Piper Navajo Chieftain N27944, operated by Patuxent Airways of Hollywood, Md., and Piper Seminole N2225G, operated by Hortman Aviation Services of Philadelphia, were both destroyed when they collided in midair at 7:52 a.m. EST over Burlington Township.
American Utilicraft last month said it will spin off Utilicraft Aerospace Industries, a newly formed Nevada corporation, as part of an agreement with The Navajo Nation, which is investing $34 million in exchange for a 25-percent stake in the new company. The funds will be used for Phase I FAA certification for the FF-1080-300 freight feeder.