Texas Turbine Awarded STC for Hartzell 5-Blade Props on CASA 212

Airplane modifier Texas Turbine Conversions has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA for Hartzell Propeller’s high performance five-blade structural composite swept propellers for CASA 212 short takeoff and landing utility aircraft. “The modern five-blade props replace original equipment Hartzell four-blade aluminum propellers, providing weight savings and more efficient aerodynamics resulting in quieter […]

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North Carolina Hosts First Autonomous Air Taxi Demo in North America

More than 100 spectators, including Governor Roy Cooper, Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon, and Bobby Walston, Aviation Director, gathered in Raleigh on Tuesday to witness North America’s first demonstration of an autonomous air taxi. “Flight started in North Carolina over 100 years ago,” said Trogdon, whose agency hosted Tuesday’s demonstration. “So, it is appropriate the demonstration […]

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2020 to Highlight U.S. Air Force Special Operations

The aircraft and personnel of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) will be among the highlighted programs at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2020, which is July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The Special Operations unit consists of four specialties: Combat Control, Pararescue, Special Reconnaissance, and Tactical Air Control Party. Airmen who undertake […]

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Otto Lilienthal’s Glider to Fly in North Carolina’s Outer Banks

German aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal’s bi-plane glider “Großer Doppeldecker“ will be on display in the Outer Banks from December 14-16 and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Raum- und Luftfahrt) will attempt a test-flight of the iconic aircraft during this time as well. The glider’s first flight since 1896 successfully took place in California […]

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Paramount Group Powers Draken’s First Mirage F1 Flight

Paramount Aerospace Systems, a subsidiary of Paramount Group, the global aerospace and technology company, provided upgrade and engineering support for Draken International’s first regenerated Mirage F1 that took to the skies on its maiden flight over Lakeland Linder International Airport, Lakeland, Florida. The supersonic, radar-equipped F1 is part of a fleet of ex-military fighter aircraft […]

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