Mission Aviation Fellowship
Siemens Sells Electric Aircraft-Engine Business to Rolls-Royce
Oct25

Siemens Sells Electric Aircraft-Engine Business to Rolls-Royce

Siemens and Rolls-Royce signed an agreement for the sale of Siemens’ eAircraft unit. Siemens say that the company’s business with electric and hybrid-electric systems for aircraft will have substantially better growth perspectives with new owners closely connected to the aerospace industry. Closing of the deal is subject to the usual conditions and is expected to take place in late 2019. The partners have agreed not to...

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Applications now open for 2019 Royal Aero Club Bursaries
Nov12

Applications now open for 2019 Royal Aero Club Bursaries

The Royal Aero Club Trust administers a Bursary Scheme for young people as part of its Flying for Youth program. The scheme and the bursaries comprise all types of air sports and aviation-related activities including: paragliding, gliding, hang-gliding, parachuting, microlight aircraft, helicopter, light aircraft and the designing, building and flying model aeroplanes (including multi-rotary wing – eg drones). 48 bursaries were...

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Diamond Aircraft Excited With The New DA40
Sep26

Diamond Aircraft Excited With The New DA40

With first deliveries planned for 2019, Diamond Aircraft is introducing a DA40 Lycoming IO360 aircraft with state of the art avionics. The Lycoming version of the DA40 has been upgraded with the Garmin G1000 NXi, a Mid-Continent Standby Attitude Module and USB ports for pilot and co-pilot. “We are very excited to re-introduce the DA40 Lycoming at EAA Airventure 2018,” said Scott McFadzean, Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Aircraft...

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24-Hour World Record Smashed by Diabetic Pilots
Sep20

24-Hour World Record Smashed by Diabetic Pilots

Douglas Cairns and Torborn Dahl (Thor), both pilots with type 1 diabetes, have smashed the existing world record to visit as many US states as possible in 24 hours, extending the number from 23 to 29 states. Douglas and Thor departed Sanford (Maine) in a twin-engine Beech Baron and zig-zagged their way down the US east coast as far as South Carolina, then westwards to Arkansas before heading north to Ohio and across Lake Michigan to...

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