FrontRunners: Air Lift

Owners of Cirrus SR20, SR22, and Turbo models can now upgrade their aircraft with the new Cirrus X-Edition package (www.cirrusaircraft.com). The option includes several enhancements, such as new paint schemes, carbon-fiber and machine-finished aluminum accents for the instrument panel, and Alcantara seats for passengers. New buyers can acquire a fully loaded X-Edition SR22 GTS for $655,825, or about $111,000 more than the base version of the plane.

The first chopper to wear the Airbus Helicopters name, the H160 promises to be revolutionary…
Photo by Adrian Koeppel
The massive aircraft will measure an impressive 238 feet long and 385 feet wide…
The forthcoming aircraft offers vertical takeoff and landing and can fly like an airplane…
With Joby Aviation and ESAero, NASA has begun developing the LEAPTech all-electric airplane…
The chopper can be outfitted with a conference table, swivel seating, and a mini galley…
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This solar technology could have applications in commercial and business aviation…
Built on a Beechcraft King Air C09A airframe, the plane has new General Electric engines…
Photo by Paul Bowen
The extended-range aircraft’s circumnavigation required just one stop and set two speed records...
Photo by Airbus Group / CAPA / Cyril Abad
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