Electric eFusion aircraft flies above Goodwood

The electric powered eFusion two-seat training aircraft from Hungary’s Magnus Aircraft was on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The e-Fusion is powered by an electrical system from Siemens, which has also brought along its electric Extra 330LE aerobatic aircraft. Siemens UK chief executive Juergen Maier was so enthused he went for a flight in the eFusion and posted …

Shaesta sets off on round-the-world flight

Afghan refugee Shaesta Waiz fled to the USA with her family to escape the brutal 1980s Soviet-Afghan war but now she’s living the American Dream. This week she set off on a solo round-the-world flight, the headline act for an initiative she has created called ‘Dreams Soar’. Shaesta’s flight will be more than 25,000 miles, with 30 stops in 18 …

Jeppesen charts and navdata for ForeFlight

Jeppesen charts and navigation data are to become available on ForeFlight’s flight planning/following app, including a European package, as part of a wider collaboration between the two companies. “This will create a new benchmark for delivering navigation, flight information and operational solutions with greater regularity and speed for every aviation segment, from recreational pilots to the world’s largest airlines,” said …

Two weeks to find a buyer for e-Go aeroplanes

British aircraft maker e-Go aeroplanes has gone into administration. Business adviser FRP Advisory has been appointed as the administrator and is seeking a buyer. However, it has set a deadline of 14 April to complete the transaction. Two of e-Go’s aircraft, which fits into the single-seat deregulated (SSDR) category, have been made, the original prototype and one production aircraft. The …

Pooleys celebrates 60 years supplying pilots

Pooleys is 60 years old this year. The pilot supplies business was set up by Robert Pooley, right in the pic above, when he left the Royal Air Force in 1957, and has become a household name among aviators producing pilot training and flight equipment. The first Pooleys shop was opened at Elstree Aerodrome in 1961 and a year later, …

GE’s new engine one-third made by 3D printing

+VIDEO More than one-third of the new GE engine being designed for Cessna’s upcoming Denali single-engine turboprop aircraft will be made by 3D printing. GE says 3D printing – official term ‘additive parts’ – will reduce the weight of the Advanced Turboprop (ATP) engine by 5% and improve fuel burn by 1%. The new engine is a clean-sheet design. However, …

Aero Expo, Wycombe Air Park

Name of eventAero Expo Date1 – 3 June 2017 LocationWycombe Air Park, Booker, Marlow, United Kingdom PPR Required?Yes Event website The UK’s top General Aviation event is Aero Expo, being staged this year at Wycombe Air Park from 1-3 June. The exhibitor list is a Who’s Who of the UK’s aviation community, with some overseas businesses attending too. Aircraft manufacturers, …

Czech Praga Alfa on track for 2017 certification

This unusual looking aircraft is a thoroughly updated version of the Praga Alfa SM-92TE. It’s on track for EASA type certification in 2017, and will be equipped with the latest turboprop engine from GE and a Garmin glass cockpit. The aircraft made its first flight in August this year. Orbis Avia, the Czech company behind the Praga Alfa, is planning …

Warner radial back after 70 years

A radial engine that went out of production 70 years ago is to go back into production. The seven-cylinder Warner 185X is a joint venture between Monocoupe Aeroplane Corporation and Warner Engine Company. It follows the launch of Monocoupe Aeroplane Corporation’s kitplane version of the classic 1930s Clip Wing Monocoupe (pictured above, photo courtesy of North Cascades Vintage Aircraft Museum). …

Black Friday for Fairoaks Airport

Another airfield is being threatened with a ‘garden village’ – this time Fairoaks in Surrey. Businesses at the airfield have been sent a notice from the owners saying the proposal to build ‘high quality’ housing could start as early as 2018. The development would help Surrey Heath Borough Council meet its need for homes, business space and community facilities, says …