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Textron Discontinues Production of The Cessna TTx

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue WICHITA, KAN. – Textron Aviation has decided to discontinue production of the Cessna TTx due to lagging sales of the world’s fastest production piston single-engine fixed gear airplane. The aircraft started as … Continue reading

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Piper Receives Largest Trainer Order In Company History

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue VERO BEACH, FLA. – Piper Aircraft, Inc. has received an order for 152 aircraft from Fanmei Aviation Technologies, Piper Aircraft’s exclusive dealer in China. This is the largest single trainer order received … Continue reading

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Piper Announces 23% Growth For 2017

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue VERO BEACH, FLA. – Piper Aircraft, Inc. has announced a 23% increase in aircraft deliveries for 2017, as well as a 27% increase in total billings. The substantial growth was driven by … Continue reading

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GAMA Announces 2017 Year-End Aircraft Shipment & Billings Numbers

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue WASHINGTON, DC – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has released the 2017 year-end aircraft shipment and billings numbers. At a press conference held in February 2018, GAMA Chairman Phil Straub, Executive … Continue reading

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Strong Aircraft Deliveries Drive Impressive 2017 Performance At Cirrus Aircraft

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue DULUTH, MINN. & KNOXVILLE, TENN. – Cirrus Aircraft announced in February that new customer aircraft deliveries for the company’s best-selling SR Series soared to over 350 aircraft in 2017, a recent record … Continue reading

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B-17F Memphis Belle™ Crew Overcame Long Odds To Complete 25 Missions

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue DAYTON, OHIO – Since the Air Force was created more than 70 years ago, there have been many shining examples of airmen who have exemplified the core value of “service before self,” … Continue reading

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B-17F Memphis Belle™ Restoration Continues To Move Closer To The Finish Line

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue DAYTON, OHIO – Restoration on the B-17F Memphis Belle™ – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to return to the United States after completing 25 missions over Europe – continues … Continue reading

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The Aircraft That Led The D-Day Invasion Flies Again!

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has announced that the aircraft that led a formation of more than 800 C-47s to Normandy, France to drop paratroopers on D-Day on June 6, 1944, took … Continue reading

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Air Power Museum Acquires Historic de Havilland Super Chipmunk

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 issue BLAKESBURG, IOWA – The Air Power Museum (APM), located at Antique Airfield in Blakesburg, Iowa, has acquired a rare and historic de Havilland Super Chipmunk once owned by aerobatic competitor and airshow … Continue reading

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Demand For Piper Aircraft Results In Largest Employment Growth Since 2009

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 issue VERO BEACH, FLA. – Piper Aircraft Inc. achieved double-digit growth in new aircraft revenue and deliveries for 2017, as demand for trainer aircraft and M-class products continued to expand. The increase in … Continue reading

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