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Winter 2017 • Press Release

Voodoo’s Wing of Speed

How Advanced Aerodynamics From API Modified a P-51D For a New Speed Record Mustangs International, Winter 2017  For aviation speed seekers, the Holy Grail of flight is the 3-km “Absolute Speed Record” as officially recognized by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), the governing body for sport aviation airplane records. The 3-km straightway record rules were… Read more »

December 2017 • Press Release

The Longest Twelve Minutes

Warbirds International, December 2017 “Okay, here’s what we are going to do… ” Before each flight, Steven would carefully explain to crew and spectators his goals and expectations. (MOL) Flying the highly modified North American P-51D Voodoo, Hinton made four passes over the 3Km course near May, Idaho, and shattered the existing record of 413-mph, raising… Read more »

October 2017 • Press Release

Aviation Partners Sets World Record – Without Winglets

Steve Hinton Jr. believes “Voodoo” can go even faster. Famous for its advanced-technology winglets, Aviation Partners, Inc. helped drive Steve Hinton Jr. and his highly modified P-51 Mustang to a new world record without them. “I came through the trap at 100 ft. and 560 mph,” says pilot Steve Hinton, showing the potential of the… Read more »

August 2017 • Press Release

API Blended Winglets ANAC Approved for Falcon 900 Series

More Than 450 Falcons Already Flying Blended Winglets São Paulo, Brazil. August 15, 2017 – Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) confirmed today that ANAC validation of its FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Blended Winglets on Falcon 900 series aircraft was received yesterday, on the eve of the LABACE Convention. API’s Winglets for the Falcon 900… Read more »

November 2016 • Press Release

Composite Morphing Wing Flap Shown at NBAA

Aviation Week’s Rupa Haria took the below video of a wing-morphing “flexfoil” demonstrator that winglet specialist Aviation Partners Inc. (Seattle, Wash.) and joint-venture partner FlexSys (Ann Arbor, Mich.) displayed at the 2016 National Business Aviation Association show (Nov. 1-2, Orlando). The demo illustrates how the airfoil shape could change in flight to boost performance over… Read more »

November 2016 • Press Release

FlexSys and Aviation Partners Display Morphing Wing

This article was originally featured in Aviation Week  Winglet specialist Aviation Partners Inc. (API) and joint-venture partner FlexSys are working with an undisclosed customer to retrofit an aircraft with the first commercial morphing wing. The potentially game-changing aerodynamic innovation has wide-ranging implications for performance-boosting retrofits of existing business jets or clean sheet designs, and made its first appearance… Read more »

April 2016 • Press Release

6 Billion Gallons of Jet Fuel Saved

Seattle, WA April 12, 2016 – Aviation Partners®, Inc. (API) in conjunction with Aviation Partners Boeing (APB), API’s joint venture with The Boeing Company, announced that as of 7:45 pm PDT today its unique Blended Winglet™ Technology has saved the worlds commercial and business jet operators an estimated six billion gallons of jet fuel; representing… Read more »

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