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Sky Arrow light-sport featured at AirVenture

July 26, 2012, 04:56 pm

The Italian aerospace group Magnaghi, which manufactures the Sky Arrow aircraft series, recently debuted the Sky Arrow light-sport aircraft at the Experimental Aviation Association's AirVenture.

The new plane features extended wing tanks, modified aerodynamics on the stabilizer and new leaf-spring landing gear. The plane will also include Beringer wheels and 10 brakes, along with a redesigned instrument panel with the 10-inch Dynon SkyView system.

The new plane is white with navy blue fuselage stripes. It has a matte blue interior, and company officials said traditional Italian red will be available by request.

Magnaghi also recently introduced the Sky Arrow AWP-ONE. The ONE stands for observation, news and law enforcement, and it allows sensors to be set for terrain mapping, environmental research and wildlife detection.

“We are on a dual track for both the recreational and professional market,” said Giorgio Lannotti, Magnaghi’s chief operating officer.

In other news from the AirVenture event, Daher-Socata's senior vice president, Nicholas Chabbert, announced that more than 600 single-engine turboprop TBM 700 and TBM 850 have accounted for nearly 1 million flight hours. He also announced that the TBM 850 Elite was certified and that 45 aircraft, representing 10 percent of the global fleet, are on hand at AirVenture.

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