Archives: October/November 2015

K-C Aviation Cofounder Dies

OLATHE, KAN. – William Ralph Emery, 73, cofounder of K-C Aviation, and founder of Aviation Concepts, died August 7. Emery was born Nov. 5, 1941 in Dallas, Texas, and started out working at Executive Aircraft Service for his father, which … Continue reading

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Ulteig Names Doug Jaeger CEO

FARGO, N.D. – Ulteig, one of the nation’s largest engineering design firms, has announced that it named Doug Jaeger to the position of chief executive officer effective June 15, 2015. Jaeger succeeds Eric Michel who will remain an advisor to … Continue reading

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Public Airports & Aerial Applicators Are Vital To Nebraska’s Farm Economy

by Russ Gasper Nebraska Dept. of Aeronautics When it comes to agricultural receipts, bigger is not better and size does not matter. Nebraska and Iowa rank in the top four in the U.S. in agricultural receipts for all commodities, along … Continue reading

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South Dakota Aviation Businesses Oppose Creation of Air Traffic Control Corporation

WASHINGTON, DC – In a September 8, 2015 letter to the Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, Senator John Thune (R-SD), South Dakota aviation businesses expressed opposition to using the upcoming FAA reauthorization legislation to create a user-fee funded air … Continue reading

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Carried Through The Sky On Fine Threads

by Tyler Beckman The aerospace industry never ceases to be on the cutting edge of technology! If you want to know or see the future of technology in engineering and design, look no further than in the aerospace industry because … Continue reading

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Cirrus Vision SF50® Personal Jet Enters Final Stages of Certification

DULUTH, MINN. – Cirrus Aircraft announced August 25, 2015, the FAA issued Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) for its Vision SF50 personal jet, marking another significant milestone in the aircraft’s certification program. TIA initiates formal FAA flight evaluation of the Vision … Continue reading

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1000th RV12 Delivered!

AURORA, OREGON – On August 27, 2015, the shipping department at Van’s Aircraft Inc. loaded its 937th RV-12 kit empennage package onto the shipping dock, where it was picked up by a customer from Washington state. What’s the significance of … Continue reading

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Piper Aircraft R&D & Sales

OSHKOSH, WIS. – At a press briefing held during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 20, 2015, Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott announced that Piper Aircraft and Hartzell Propeller are collaborating on the certification of a five-bladed composite propeller for the … Continue reading

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The Rotec Radial Engine – A Perfect Match For The Aerolab LoCamp

by Ed Leineweber It has been said that form follows function; that is, a machine looks the way it does as a result of what it is intended to do. Fair enough. But let’s face it – between the designer’s … Continue reading

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Minnesota Trades President Asks U.S. Senator To Support Pilot’s Bill of Rights II

HOPKINS, MINN. – In an August 19, 2015 letter, the president of the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA), Gregory J. Reigel of Reigel Law Firm, Hopkins, Minn., asked U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota to support the Pilot’s Bill of … Continue reading

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