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Lisa Airplanes plans launch of larger seaplane

French start-up manufacturer Lisa Airplanes is planning to launch a six-seat turbine-powered version of its Akoya ultralight seaplane within the next five years boosted by demand from its growing international customer base for a larger stablemate. Details of the new aircraft are sketchy, but Troillard says the new family member will have similar features to […]

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Avidyne’s first Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) installed in Cirrus SR22

Avidyne sent this image through of its Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) system which was delivered and installed into a customer’s Cirrus SR22 aircraft this week. Dan Schwinn, Avidyne’s president and CEO said: “Entegra owners now have access to all the benefits of the Release 9 upgrade and they only have to be without their aircraft for […]

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EBACE 09 static display general view

Picture credit: Billypix EBACE 2009, Day 1. Here is a general view of the static display. Check our EBACE 09 page which has all the latest news, images, blogs, videos and follow Flightglobal journalists as they tweet their way round the show…

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TBM 850 sales target surveillance market

The TBM’s core constituency – conceived as executives deploying aircraft as a business tool – is expected to expand, as corporate belt-tightening forces a move to smaller models, but Chabbert cautions that the pace of change could be slow. “You don’t change overnight things that take months or years to establish…but we see the trend. […]

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Daher seeks majority investor for new Socata jet, due 2010

  Daher-Socata intends to formally launch a new 10-seat, twin-engined jet early in 2010, but will proceed only if it can find programme partners prepared to finance most of the required investment. Continue reading…

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Co-ownership programme launched for TBM 850 turboprop

Daher Socata has launched a co-ownership programme for new TBM 850 customers in an attempt to drive up sales of the single-engined turboprop within the increasingly turbulent business aircraft market. The venture – the first of its kind offered by Socata – is called the Fly and Share Your TBM (Fast) programme and is designed […]

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Pilatus PC12

Pilatus Aircraft has joined the US National Transportation Safety Board-led investigation into the cause of a crash on 22 March of a PC-12 in Butte, Montana. Continue reading… This image Pilatus PC-12/45. The picture was taken at Genk/Zwartberg airfield, Belgium EBZW last October and uploaded to AirSpace user JMJMC.OVERSTEYNS’ gallery. Flight test of the Pilatus PC12  […]

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Dornier delays relaunch of Seastar

Dornier Seaplane has pushed back until the third quarter of the year the planned relaunch of its Seastar amphibian because of a lower than expected sales tally and lack of available and willing investors. The Seastar first flew in 1984, and three were built in Germany before production ended in 1991. Continue reading… Seaplanes special […]

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Eclipse owners aim for rescue act

If Eclipse Aviation is to turn into a phoenix, the 260 owners of the 259 delivered five-seat twinjets will be the ones breathing new life into an otherwise dead bird. http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2009/03/06/323377/eclipse-owners-aim-for-rescue-act.html

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Daher-Socata delivers 500th TBM

    Daher-Socata has delivered the 500th TBM single-engined turboprop since the aircraft entered service nearly 20 years ago. Continue reading….

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