Category Archives: Aircrafts

History of Mooney Aircraft

Knisley Welding caters to the aircraft exhaust systems of some of Mooney International Corporation’s aircrafts. Let’s take a look into the brief history of Mooney and how it has come about, how it has contributed to the aircraft industry, and how it is doing now.

Mooney Aircraft: Its Foundation

Mooney started out as Mooney Aircraft Corporation in 1929. It was founded by Albert Mooney together with this brother Arthur with financing from the Bridgeport Machine Company in Wichita Kansas. In 1930, Mooney went bankrupt and the Mooneys had to work for other aircraft companies. Albert reopened Mooney as Mooney Aircraft, Incorporated with financial...

Helio Aircraft are About to Make a Comeback

Helio airplanes have an excellent track record of reliability and performance, having seen action in some of the harshest environments all around the world. Helios are widely known for their short takeoff and landing (STOL) capabilities, which means they don't need much in the way of runway for taking off and landing. The Helio brand has been around for years. The company started as The Koppen-Bollinger Aircraft Corporation in 1948, before being renamed as the Helio Aircraft Corporation in the 1950s. Despite its popularity as a steady workhorse, Helio ceased production of the Courier and Stallion aircraft in 1974. Although a few Couriers...

Piper Aircraft Reports “Exceptional Year” for 2018 Production and Sales

General aviation aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft reported a jump in both aircraft deliveries and billings in 2018. Piper reported in a news release with TCPalm that in 2018, there was an increase of 48% in aircraft deliveries and a 38% increase in billings to $262.6 million. The forecast for the coming years is generally optimistic, as the company has its highest employment level since the 2008 recession and continues to push production and sales further to cover its backlog and meet increased demand. Piper Aircraft’s Archer class of trainers is a favorite among beginner pilots as a modern and reliable aircraft for both...

Aerospace Tech Startup on a Mission to Build The World’s Fastest Commercial Aircraft

The race to provide the world with next-generation supersonic commercial air travel is now on. Aerospace tech startup Hermeus had unveiled last month its plans to build a new aircraft that can travel at speeds of up to Mach 5-- five times the speed of sound. According to Ars Technica, Hermeus was able to raise an initial round of funding led by Khosla Ventures, allowing it to move forward in its development of a propulsion demonstrator and other initial technologies needed to make the supersonic prototype aircraft. Such an aircraft would cut travel time from New York to Paris...

All you need to know about Mooney aircraft

Mooney aircraft has been a favorite budget-friendly, fuel-efficient, and fast plane for general aviation aficionados. Mooney is well-known for having a single engine and for carrying the signature vertical stabilizer with a vertical leading edge and swept trailing edge, which gives it the illusion of being forwardly swept. Among the most popular Mooney planes are the M22 Mustang (the first pressurized single-engined, piston-powered aircraft), M20TN Acclain Type S (the fastest civilian single-engined, piston-powered aircraft), M20J 201 (the first production aircraft to achieve 323kph on 200hp) and M20K 231 (the fastest transcontinental flight in a single-engined, piston-powered production aircraft). But before uncovering why they...

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