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Briefing March 2015 Issue

Briefing: March 2015

Spartan College Orders Electric Trainers

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology signed an agreement with Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. in January to buy 20 electric-powered two-seat trainer aircraft. The college has reserved the first delivery positions for the Sun Flyer airplane, which is still in development. The electric airplanes, said Peter Harris, CEO of Spartan, “will make flight training more modern, accessible and economical than ever before.” George Bye, CEO of AEAC, says the Sun Flyer will be cheaper to operate than conventional trainer aircraft. AEAC is now working on initial R&D flight-tests with a single-seat prototype at Centennial Airport in Denver, while the first two-seat prototype Sun Flyer is being assembled, the company said.

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