General aviation news archive for April 2013
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Cirrus to display new G5 at AeroExpo UK
29 Apr 13, Northampton Sywell
Cirrus Aircraft UK Ltd have joined the exhibitor line-up for this year's AeroExpo UK at Sywell Aerodrome (31st May - 2nd June 2013), where they will be displaying the new G-5 aircraft.
Zenair introduces new CH 750 model
25 Apr 13
Zenair unveiled its new light aircraft design at the EAA Sun’n Fun Fly-in earlier this month. The all-metal two-seat CH 750 Cruzer is the latest design from Chris Heintz, optimised for cruise and typical airport operations.
Cessna showcases new single engine products at Friedrichshafen
25 Apr 13
Cessna brought their newest single-engine products to showcase to the European market at this week's AERO Friedrichshafen general aviation trade show, with the TTx and the Grand Caravan EX on display for the duration of the show.
Adams Aviation to supply Powervamp's equipment across Europe
24 Apr 13
Adams Aviation has signed an agreement with Powervamp to act as distributors into aviation markets across Europe.
Enstrom announces expansion plans
23 Apr 13
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has announced plans to expand its Menominee Michigan plant, doubling the current size of the facility, and adding over 77,000 sq. ft -- with Moyle Construction chosen to be the design-builder for the project.
Vulcan announces new display dates for 2013
23 Apr 13
Vulcan to the Sky has this week announced additional locations for the XH558's planned displays for 2013, including the first ever post-restoration visit to Northern Ireland.
Trig Aerobatic Team to perform daily at AeroExpo UK
17 Apr 13, Northampton Sywell
The Trig Aerobatic Team will be performing on all three days at this year's AeroExpo UK between 13:30 and 14:00, event organisers have revealed.
CAA announces increases to PPL exams from September
17 Apr 13
The CAA has today published details of changes to the ground-based exam programme taken by students training for a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) - increasing the number of exam papers from seven to nine.
Government to cleanup GA red tape
15 Apr 13
Minister without Portfolio, Grant Shapps is today calling on the General Aviation sector to tell the government how it can make their lives easier by cleaning up regulations and removing red tape. The government launched its Aviation Red Tape Challenge last year, looking at regulations that affect the sector – more than half of which will now be scrapped or improved. It now wants to go further and look in more detail at the problems that affect SMEs and people in the general aviation sector.
Panthera enjoys successful maiden flight
11 Apr 13
Slovenian light aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel's new Panthera successfully completed its maiden flight on 4th April 2013. The maiden flight lasted 54 minutes and marked the team's first entry into the world of General Aviation.
Streamlined online GAR submission now available to all
11 Apr 13
This week has seen the launch of a brand new online GAR system for pilots via the AOPA website, where pilots can now submit or cancel a GAR without having to worry about directing it to the right office -- or copying it to the police.
New book tells story of Land's End Aerodrome
11 Apr 13, Land's End
A new book, "Land's End Aerodrome - A Bird's Eye View", has just been published - telling the story of the scenic Land's End Aerodrome on the Penwith peninsular in Cornwall, which started operations in 1937.
Old Buck announces opening of 'best airfield cafe in the UK'
1 Apr 13, Old Buckenham
Old Buckenham Airfield has announced the opening of its new café, Jimmy’s, at the home of Norfolk’s biggest airshow. Within two weeks of opening its doors, Jimmy’s has already won plaudits and is laying claim to be the best airfield café in the UK.
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