Kestrel

October 22, 2010 - 12:08pm

For our final podcast from the 2010 NBAA Convention in Atlanta, AIN talked to Kestrel Aircraft chairman and CEO Alan Klapmeier at the show static display area, where he gave an update on his company's all-composite turboprop single project.

April 15, 2010 - 12:25pm

Farnborough Aircraft business development director Adrian Norris told AIN yesterday at the Sun ’n’ Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Fla., that his UK-based company is contemplating the formation of a partnership with Liberty Aerospace to further develop, certify and manufacture Farnborough’s all-composite Kestrel turboprop single.

November 11, 2007 - 7:27pm

Farnborough Aircraft’s commercial director, Richard Blain, believes that size certainly has its advantages when it comes to his company’s F-1 Kestrel turboprop single. That the airplane is larger than that found on most so-called very light jets, combined with the 352-knot cruise speed at 28,000 ft and access to 500-meter grass strips, places the Kestrel in a category apart from the new breed of private airplanes, Blain said.

December 11, 2006 - 10:17am

A high-performance but economical business aircraft designed in the UK will be manufactured soon in the United Arab Emirates after an agreement between the Gulf Aircraft Partnership and the Gulf Aircraft Maintenance Co. (Gamco) is finalized.

November 1, 2006 - 3:41am

You might want to think twice about taking off at 10 a.m. in the months of May, August, September or October, because the U.S. Air Force’s copious statistics (http://afsafety.af.mil/AFSC/Bash/ home.html) on the birdstrikes it has suffered from 1973 through January this year show those to be the peak risk periods.

September 12, 2006 - 6:55am

Some seven years of development finally led to the first flight of the Farnborough Aircraft F1 Kestrel on July 29. At press time, the turboprop was making its way across the Atlantic Ocean on a trip from Bend, Ore., where the prototype was built, to the UK, where it will undergo further flight-testing. For more details on the F1 Kestrel and the 13 other in-development or newly certified business turboprops.

August 28, 2006 - 12:56pm
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Some seven years of development finally led to the first flight of the Farnborough Aircraft F1 Kestrel on July 29. At press time, the turboprop was making its way across the Atlantic Ocean on a trip from Bend, Ore., where the prototype was built, to the UK, where it will undergo further flight-testing.

 
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