Van’s Posts Video Update for March 2024

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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

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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

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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

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

Zenith Goes to Texas

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

FLYING Media Group acquires FindaPilot.com

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

New Alaska Digs for Aircraft Spruce

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

Van’s Offers Recovery Update

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PnpyL9K-lk 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

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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

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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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Letters

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 Missionary ZealI have been a KITPLANES® subscriber since its inception. Over the years I...

Power In a Box

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

What’s New

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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

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