March 2017

On Final: Which Airplane For Me?

Now that I have determined I simply cannot live without owning my own airplane, which one is the right choice? I narrowed my selection immediately by deciding that I must have two turbine engines. Nothing against the TBM, Pilatus and Meridian, or you fine piston folks. I just love the hum and theoretical safety of Read More

En Route: Performance Aircraft Expands Into Jet Sales

Aircraft sales company Performance Aircraft announced today that Curt Epp, former regional sales director at Textron Aviation, has joined the company to specialize in managing jet and turboprop aircraft transactions. President and founder Bill Heckathorn said Epp will help the company launch newly expanded brokerage and acquisition services focused on helping more individuals enjoy high Read More

En Route: Lightspeed Aviation Unveils New Zulu 3 Headset

Lightspeed Aviation has unveiled the Zulu 3 ANR headset that adds several enhancements including: New contoured ear seals that are designed to hug the curve of the jaw, for a more natural fit that increases comfort and stability; New cables built around a Kevlar core that are stronger and more flexible than standard cables, while weighing Read More

En Route: Former Agusta Westland Executive  to Lead XTI Aircraft Company

En Route: Former Agusta Westland Executive to Lead XTI Aircraft Company

XTI Aircraft Company (XTI), which is developing the TriFan 600 six-seat tilt-rotor business aircraft, has hired Robert J. LaBelle as its chief executive officer.  He joins XTI after three years as CEO of AgustaWestland North America. Before that, he served as president of AgustaWestland Tiltrotor Company, Inc., the company supporting the development of the AW Read More