Van’s Posts Video Update for March 2024

Van’s Aircraft posted a video update today on its progress through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Among the high points offered by Greg Hughes...

Hartzell Buys WhirlWind

The consolidation of general aviation continues with the announcement today that Hartzell has purchased WhirlWind Propellers. Hartzell is actually part of a much larger...

Van’s Exceeds Expectations on Kit and Engine Re-Orders

Van's Aircraft posed a video today updating builders on Chapter 11 progress, which is "on schedule and going smoothly." "We've had an overwhelming response,...

Van’s: Third-Party Deposits Honored with Price Increase

A long-expected announcement concerning builder deposits made on third-party items—engines, propellers, avionics.

Zenith Goes to Texas

Zenith Aircraft Company is returning to southwestern Texas to host its popular hands-on kit aircraft building workshop.

FLYING Media Group acquires

FLYING Media Group (FMG) has acquired, a website which matches pilots with aviation employers.

New Alaska Digs for Aircraft Spruce

Larger facility enables the company to increase local inventory to provide optimum service to customers throughout Alaska.

Van’s Offers Recovery Update

1 On Monday, Van’s Aircraft’s posted a short video on Facebook and YouTube updating builders on the company’s progress. In late October, the company said...

DeltaHawk Studies Hydrogen Power

DeltaHawk Engines announced today that it is launching an effort to run its two-stroke, four-cylinder compression-ignition engine on hydrogen. The company says that it...

Cleaveland Tool’s Novel Outreach

The recent slowdown of Van's Aircraft due to issues with laser-cut parts and the ongoing internal review of the business (due to run through...

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Power In a Box

Self-contained digital power distribution systems make for simplified installations and circuit health monitoring.

What’s New

Among the news items this month are the announcement of extended-range fuel tanks for the Arion Aircraft Lightning, a flight bag thats customized for RV aircraft, a light-aircraft jack and a new transceiver from Microair Avionics of Australia.

Light Stuff

Interested in ultralights? Roy Beisswenger explains what is available and how to make the right choice for your needs.