Some aircraft don’t merely carve a niche for themselves, they create a legacy. This comes about through the successful mating of a quality airframe and powerplant, through sound design philosophy and through longevity. The King Air range is very much one such aircraft with more than 7,300 of its many variants taking to the skies over more than 50 years.
China’s State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC) has taken delivery of one heavy twin-engine Airbus H215 helicopter – a member of the mission-proven Super Puma family – becoming the launch customer for the H215 in China.
Garmin recently celebrated the maiden flight of a Garmin integrated flight deck in a supersonic Northrop Grumman F-5 fighter aircraft.
The last remaining Northrop N-9M, the so-called flying wing, has crashed in California, claiming the life of the pilot.