Aviation in Malta

Piper M600 achieves EASA certification

Just six weeks after Piper boss Simon Caldecott had a gentle moan about European type certification taking longer than it should, the company’s flagship aircraft, the single-engine turboprop M600 finally received its EASA approval at EBACE to day. Caldecott originally spoke at April’s AERO Friedrichshafen show but was more accommodating today as he accepted the …

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90 years since Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight

One of the most important, difficult and dangerous pioneering flights took place 90 years ago this week when Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly solo from New York to Paris non-stop, setting a world record for ‘Distance in a straight-line without landing’. Lindbergh was flying a specially-built Ryan Monoplane, named the ‘Spirit of …

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