Spirit of flying

While the major investments in aerospace may provide lift for major commercial programmes and high-value military projects with access to public cash, for many aviators the real essence of flight lives much closer to the ground. As the general aviation community gathers for its annual Oshkosh fly-in, we find that pioneering spirit is stronger than ever--and, as always, is backed by serious money and ambition. Special report by Kate Sarsfield and Stephen Trimble. Cirrus alone has Vision? : launched before the financial crisis hammered business jet and air taxi makers, the SF50 turbofan single at last nears certification--but will rivals join in to call it a market? / Kate Sarsfield -- GE battles for power : over 50 years , Pratt & Whitney Canada's PT6 has been the industry-standard turboprop; now the rival ATP is on its way / Stephen Trimble -- Textron ready to take wraps off its turboprop single / Stephen Trimble -- Safety for all types : design standards written for high-performance jets often price useful innovations beyond the reach of small aircraft owners--but a new approach to regulation could change that / Stephen Trimble -- Developing innovation : Bell Helicopter's new chief focuses on market needs and turning technology into concepts for upcoming models / Dominic Perry.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Illustrations;
  • Pagination: pages 23-33
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01610116
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Northwestern University Transportation Library
  • Files: TLIB
  • Created Date: Sep 6 2016 10:22AM