Latest Light-sport aircraft Stories

2014-07-28 08:23:04

LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, ICON Aircraft unveiled the first production A5, an aircraft the company refers to as Engineering Serial Number 1 (ESN-1). This is the first A5 built from the production design, with production tooling, and using production methods and components. ESN-1 was built over a five-month period, from January to June of 2014, and successfully completed its first flight on 7 July 2014 in Tehachapi,...

2014-03-10 08:33:04

MONTREAL, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The world of sport aviation is currently being revolutionized by the use of strong and light carbon fiber. The Blackshape CF300 Prime two-seater, the first ultra-light sport aircraft made entirely from carbon fiber and conceived using Formula One tools and methods will be distributed in North America by the Aircité Aviation - Aviasport partnership. The Prime delivers incredible performance and economy, all for a very low operating cost....

2011-06-28 10:27:00

LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ICON Aircraft announced that Bart Becht, CEO of Reckitt Benckiser, will join ICON's board as a non-executive director. Becht also participated in ICON's recently closed series C round of financing as a key investor, bringing international perspective and nearly 25 years of business experience to ICON. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110628/LA27053) In September, Bart Becht is retiring from his position as CEO of Reckitt Benckiser,...

2011-06-28 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ICON Aircraft announced that it closed a $25 million round of equity funding in June. The round will fund the company through the completion of its ongoing engineering development program, manufacturing setup, and the beginning of production of its A5 amphibious sport plane. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110628/LA27050) The financing was led by U.S. and U.K. venture investors Satyen Patel and Bart Becht, who have deep expertise...

2010-04-12 07:10:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Pilot Journey.com encourages anyone interested in aviation to test their wings for free at flight schools across the nation on Learn to Fly Day (http://www.LearnToFlyDay.com), May 15. Learn to Fly Day is an event designed to encourage, educate, and inspire anyone interested in flying. More than 289 flight schools and organizations across the country will be offering tours and presentations that explain the possibilities for pursuing aviation as a...

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