Also: SkyCraft Closes In On Cert, China Wants Moon Rocks, ALPA V Norwegian, CAF Breaks Ground, Quicksilver's New SLSA
Belite Aircraft announced the successful first test flight of their new aircraft, the Belite SeaLite. The SeaLite is an amphibious, carbon fiber float-equipped aircraft, designed to legally fly under FAR 103 ultralight regulations off either water or land. The FAA has awarded FAR Part 33 certification to GE Honda Aero Engine's HF120 turbofan engine, certifying its airworthiness and setting the stage for the production of this all-new engine. SkyCraft Airplanes reports that it’s about two months away from completing certification of its single place SD-1 Minisport, with its current first delivery expected to be made in March. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 12.20.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, December 20th, 2013... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Glen Moyer, this episode covers:
First Flight A Success For Belite SeaLite
FAA Certifies GE Honda Aero Engine's HF120 Turbofan
SkyCraft Airplanes Says Minisport Certification Two Months Away
First Flight: Thatcher CX5 SportPlane
ALPA To U.S. Government: Reject Norwegian Air’s Evasive Scheme
China Plans Probe That Will Bring Moon Rocks To Earth
FAA, EASA Approve Aspen EA100 Digital Autopilot Interfaces
Barnstorming: Giving Thanks... Yeah, We Survived 2013!
CAF Third Coast Squadron Breaks Ground On New Museum
Signature Flight Support Newark Inaugurates Private Aviation Terminal
Quicksilver Completes Flight Testing For New SLSA
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