General aviation news archive for March 2013
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Beringer announces new lightweight 6" main wheel assembly
28 Mar 13
Beringer Wheels & Brakes has announced a new two-piece lightweight 6" main wheel and brake assembly for LSA and other very light aircraft, featuring greater strength, lighter weight, and longer brake-pad life than ever.
Planning application submitted for Norwich AeroPark
28 Mar 13, Norwich
A planning application has been submitted for Norwich AeroPark -- covering the 160,000 sq ft head office facility for aircraft painting firm Air Livery, the access infrastructure, and an outline application for the remainder of the site.
Planning permission approved for historic Wombleton
28 Mar 13, Wombleton
Swift Aircraft has announced planning approval for further plans to develop Wombleton Airfield. On 12th March 2013, Swift Aircraft was granted permission to refurbish the control tower to use as an office and ancillary storage. This will accommodate the design, sales and administration functions within Swift Aircraft, Europa Aircraft, Aviation Marine Engineering (AMEL) and Swift TG Maintenance.
Tecnam to showcase ‘SNAP’ aerobatic LSA at AERO
28 Mar 13
AERO 2013 Friedrichshafen will see Tecnam not only launching its all new low-wing Tecnam ‘Astore’ LSA, but a number of other new Tecnam innovations developments -- including the Tecnam ‘SNAP’ aerobatic LSA.
Type approved gyroplanes to be allowed for self-fly hire and instruction
28 Mar 13
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced an exemption for type approved gyroplanes, to allow their use for self-fly hire including instruction and testing, provided certain conditions are met.
City Airport introduces new pilot procedures
21 Mar 13, Manchester Barton
City Airport & Heliport has issued a new edition of their Pilot Handbook, which provides information, instruction and guidance for all pilots operating from City Airport & Heliport, effective from 1st April 2013.
Lydd lures pilots with their Easter Eggstravaganzer
21 Mar 13, Lydd
To celebrate Easter at Lydd Airport, all non-commercial aircraft up to 4000kg will enjoy half price landings from Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April - and if you buy 50 litres or more of fuel you can also have a go at their Easter Egg Hunt.
RAF Dambusters tail art revealed
21 Mar 13
To commemorate 70 years since the formation of the RAF's elite 617 "Dambusters" Squadron, TV historian and presenter Dan Snow today unveiled specially-designed anniversary tail art on an RAF Tornado GR4, the aircraft now flown by the Squadron.
TTx enjoys successful first production flight
7 Mar 13
Cessna has revealed that its new single engine composite aircraft, the Cessna TTx, successfully completed its first production flight on Saturday 2nd March.
Aerobility to launch two new flying initiatives at AeroExpo UK
6 Mar 13
Aerobility - a charity which brings the gift of flight to the disabled community - has announced that it will be launching two exciting new flying initiatives at this year's AeroExpo UK.
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