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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....

2013-07-29 12:20:08

LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued its decision to grant ICON Aircraft's petition for exemption to allow an increased takeoff weight for ICON's A5 amphibious Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) up to a maximum of 1680 lbs. The exemption would accommodate, among other safety features, a Spin-Resistant Airframe (SRA) which enables the A5 to better avoid loss-of-control scenarios due to stall/spins. The company announced in February of...

2013-06-20 12:20:51

LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ICON Aircraft announced that it raised its fourth and final round of equity funding in May. The round, which totals over $60 million, included investors from North America, Europe, and Asia. The company will use the funds to complete production preparations, demonstrate regulatory compliance, ramp up full-scale aircraft production, and perform R&D to expand its model line. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130620/LA35387) "We are...

2012-08-06 06:20:13

DULUTH, Minn., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ICON Aircraft and Cirrus Aircraft today announced that Cirrus will become one of the key strategic supplier partners for the ICON A5 amphibious Light Sport Aircraft. The companies have agreed that Cirrus Aircraft, the manufacturer of the leading SR20 and SR22 lines of high-performance single-engine aircraft, will produce a significant portion of the composite airframe components for ICON Aircraft. (Photo:...

2012-05-30 02:20:55

LOS ANGELES, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ICON Aircraft announced earlier this year that it successfully completed spin-resistance testing of its A5 amphibious Light Sport Aircraft to the standard specified by the FAA for Part 23 certified aircraft. This historic achievement will make the A5 the first conventional production aircraft to be designed to and fully meet this standard once it enters production. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2012-01-30 07:43:00

DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Moller International, Inc. (MI) (OTC-QB: MLER), the developer of the Skycar® aircraft, the Rotapower® line of rotary engines and the Aerobot® line of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) announced today the completion of the initial design phase for two new Skycars which may qualify under the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) category. As Moller International moves forward with joint venture...

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...

2010-01-21 11:06:00

SEBRING, Fla., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced details and unveiled its all-new PiperSport here today, underscoring its foray into the Light Sport Aviation segment with a world-class aircraft that speaks to Piper's heritage in bringing seminal, entry-level airplanes to market while offering features and performance normally found in more expensive, high-end aircraft. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...