Monthly Archives: February 2017

Piper Aircraft Appoints New Vice President

Piper Aircraft hires industry veteran as new VP of International and Direct Sales Industry veteran, Drew McEwen, has been appointed as Piper Aircraft’s new Vice President of International and Direct Sales. In this new position he will lead the company’s global and factory direct sales efforts for the fleet, trainer, and special mission aircraft sales. Other areas of interest for McEwen will include growing Piper Aircraft’s trainer business and improving the international distribution network. Piper Aircraft is an aviation manufacturer with a rich history. In 1937 Mr. Piper introduced the first Piper Cub, an American lightweight aircraft with a simple design and...

Cessna Aircraft Adds Training Schools

Cessna aircraft has always been synonymous with flight training and for good reason, as this small, piston powered aircraft is ideal for students learning how to pilot a plane due to it’s forgiving flight characteristics and slow landing speed. The fact that Cessna planes are the ultimate training aircraft is reflected also in the record growth that Cessna Pilot Center-affiliated flight schools experienced in 2016, as reported by Textron Aviation. An increase in the number of Cessna experienced and certified pilots is a positive indication of growth in the flight training industry. The 24 flight...

What High Levels of Jet Pollution Could Mean

Recently the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a determination under the Clean Air Act, stating that the greenhouse gas emissions from some types of aircrafts are contributing to overall levels of pollution and potentially harming the environment. The environmental recommendations went on to suggest that in addition to the improvement in technologies to reduce carbon emissions, there needs to be some type of cap enforced on the total number of aircrafts in commission.

EPA finds large commercial jets are main contributor

The research informing the recent statement made by the EPA last summer reveals that greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane,...

Why do Planes have Ashtrays?

If smoking on planes is illegal, why are they still equipped with ashtrays? While most of us know that smoking on planes is illegal, many of us aren't exactly sure why aircrafts still have ashtrays, but did you actually know that there is a reason why airplanes are indeed, purposefully made with ashtrays in the lavatories? If you’re anything like me you just assumed that the reason there are ashtrays in planes despite the signs indicating that smoking is prohibited, is because the planes must have been built prior to the no-smoking law being instituted. You...

Cessna Features New Safe Flight AOA System in Skyhawks

Cessna Aircraft, owned by Textron Aviation, is making Safe Flight SCc angle-of-attack standard equipment in the 172 Skyhawk, making it the first Part 23-certified production piston airplane to come from the factory equipped with this technology. The Safe Flight SCc angle-of-attack system was specifically chosen for the Skyhawk, and Cessna is making the product a $5,000 option in the 182 Skylane and 206 Turbo Stationair. The 2016 model deliveries are the first to feature this new Safe Flight system. “Textron Aviation is constantly looking for innovative solutions for our piston customers, and making the SCc Angle of Attack system standard on all...

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