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Volocopter Expands Flight Testing

In a new video posted online this week, e-Volo shows the latest unmanned flight tests of its VTOL electric-powered Volocopter. The tests, which took place in Germany last month, demonstrated various dynamic flight maneuvers at higher speeds for the first time. "These test flights did not only serve as a presentation of possible flight dynamics," the company said in a news release. "The actual goal was to gain important knowledge in order to optimize the current developments of the new prototype for serial production."

Eclipse Intros "Canada" Jet Upgrade

Eclipse has major modifications in the works for its E550 jet, the company announced at EAA AirVenture this week, including a bigger wing, an engine upgrade, and the option to install a Garmin G3000 avionics suite. The new model, dubbed "Canada," will carry more fuel, extending the range to 1400 nm, and payload will increase by 475 pounds. The twin-engine jet will be powered by a flat-rated version of Pratt & Whitney's PW615, adding an extra boost to performance.

Piper Offers Fuel Injection for the Archer

With the flight school market showing signs of life, Piper is having a good year with its popular Archer and at AirVenture 2016 this week, the company says the airplane will be available with a new engine option. Piper is planning to certify the Lycoming IO-360-B4M for the Archer, making it the only GA airplane with know of with three engine choices.

Daher Offers Transformer Lav for TBM Line

As the single-engine turboprop market grows ever more competitive, Daher will try to keep ahead of the competition with a quick-change interior lavatory option for the TBM line. Daher announced the option at AirVenture 2016 and said it would be available next year on new-production aircraft.

EPA Says Airline Emissions "A Threat To Human Health"

Small piston aircraft were exempted from today's "endangerment finding" issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, but the finding means new regulations will be forthcoming to target greenhouse-gas emissions from many jet engines, the agency said. "Aircraft are the third largest contributor to GHG emissions in the U.S. transportation sector, and these emissions are expected to increase in the future," said Janet McCabe, EPA's acting assistant administrator for air and radiation.

Avidyne Announces Third-party App Play, IFD Training Program

At AirVenture 2016, Avidyne announced a growing list of third-party tablet apps that can communicate wirelessly with the IFD-series navigators. It also announced a flight training partner for the IFD navigators.

Cessna Unveils "Denali" Turboprop Mockup

Textron introduced a mockup of its all-new Cessna single-engine turbroprop today at EAA AirVenture, and also announced that the model has been named "Denali." The name captures the new airplane's "rugged, yet refined" qualities, the company said. "The Denali will balance great handling characteristics with the enhanced capability of a high-performance turboprop, making it a great step-up airplane for piston owners who are ready for more performance," said Kriya Shortt, Textron's vice president of marketing.

PS Engineering Adds More Audio Panels To Its Lineup

Audio control manufacturer PS Engineering introduced two enhanced audio panels at AirVenture 2016. The PMA450A and PMA8000G both evolve from the company's existing line of panels, but bring more features and improved feature sets.

Video Captures Apparent Spin Accident

With cameras everywhere these days, it was no surprise that one recorded dramatic video of a single-engine airplane crashing into a house in East Haddam, Connecticut, on Saturday, badly injuring the pilot. The airplane, which hasn't yet been identified, had just taken off from Goodspeed Airport on the bank of the Connecticut River, 25 miles southeast of Hartford.

Sonex Expands Efforts In China

Sonex aims to work with local partners to promote the idea of home-building airplanes from kits in China, the company said today in a news conference at EAA AirVenture. Sonex will work with Francis Chao, of the Beijing Aviation Technology Company, to promote its line of kit airplanes and help grow the base of aviation enthusiasts in the country. "[Chao] clearly has the right vision for GA in China, and the tenacity to make it happen," said Mark Schaible, general manager of Sonex.

Aspen Announces ADS-B Deals, Autopilot Interface

The ADS-B market seems to be in the season for discounts and rebates and at AirVenture this week, Aspen Avionics announced its own program. The company will offer a $1000 discount off the purchase of an Evolution Pro 1000 primary flight display if it's purchased with an Aspen or Aspen-compatible ADS-B system.

Solar Impulse Completes Round-The-World Flight

Powered only by sunlight, the Solar Impulse aircraft has completed its odyssey around the planet, and landed tonight back in Abu Dhabi, where it took off in March 2015. Bertrand Piccard flew the final leg, and guided the airplane in to the airport where he was greeted by dozens of crew members, a marching band and scores of local officials. The flawless landing was streamed live on the internet. "Thank you to each and every one of you," said Piccard to the crew.

ForeFlight Rolls Out Improved Maps In Version 8

Today ForeFlight announced ForeFlight 8, an update to the popular IOS app that CEO Tyson Weihs says, "Might be our biggest release since 2011." That year marked ForeFlight's first release designed specifically for the iPad. The most obvious change is in mapping. Pilots using ForeFlight spend the majority of their time with a sectional or IFR en route chart as the background, over which they see their aircraft, route, weather and more. ForeFlight 8 changes this.

Rans Debuts All-Metal Design

Rans Aircraft has its latest new kit airplane design on static display at EAA AirVenture this week, the S-21 Outbound, featuring a 180-hp Titan engine and STOL capability. "This is exciting for us," said designer Randy Schlitter, "building a big two-seater with a lot of power and aerodynamics that allow both a 150-mph-plus cruise and STOL credentials, and building in features that make assembly easier and more accurate than ever." The S-21 is an all-metal high-wing design, and can be built as either a tricycle-gear or a taildragger.

EAA Expands Dynon D10A STC

As AirVenture 2016 opens, EAA has announced that is has expanded its STC allowing installation of the Dynon D10A in certified aircraft to include more models and types, with yet more aircraft expected to be added as the program matures. EAA announced the program, which it calls the Accessible Safety STC, at Sun 'n Fun in April. It allows owners of named certified aircraft to install the heretofore uncertified Dynon EFIS D10A in their panels.

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