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Information about dimpled hole cracking reported on some laser cut parts

Update: June 17, 2024 Published: Laser Cut Parts Reference Library page Laser Cut Parts List updated to R8 (link) Reclassified some parts from “Replacement Recommended” to “Acceptable for Use” after further engineering review   Update: January 8, 2024 Laser Cut Parts List updated to R7.2 (link) Clarifications of the parts classification Status Key (R7) RV-12iS […] Read More

Business Announcement from Van’s Founder Dick VanGrunsven

Dear Van’s Aircraft Customers, We need to share some difficult information about the status of Van’s Aircraft, and we invite you to watch this brief video from Dick VanGrunsven, founder of Van’s Aircraft and principal designer of the line of RV airplanes. As the result of a number of factors, Van’s currently faces serious cash […] Read More

Customer Update on Kit Delivery Timelines

Recent manufacturing resource and supply chain constraints have resulted in delays to the production and delivery of many parts delivered in RV aircraft kits. These issues and constraints have hit each of our business partners as well as our company directly. As a result, our ability to deliver kits on originally planned schedules has been […] Read More

Van’s Welcomes New East Coast Representative

We’d like to introduce Van’s new East Coast Rep, Joe Czachorowski.  His friends call him “Zack,” and so can you!  No stranger to the RV series of aircraft, Zack’s built and flown an RV-8 and an RV-10 (which won a Bronze Lindy at OSH). He’s currently building his second RV-10 and still flies his RV-8, […] Read More

Notice to California Residents – Sales Tax Collection

If you live in California, we need to make you aware of a change that’s been required by the state related to the collection of sales tax. The State of California will require Van’s Aircraft to collect sales tax for orders delivered to people or businesses in California beginning April, 2019. The sales tax rate […] Read More

Validation of web orders placed on February 13th, 2019

Van’s Customers, We’ve had a couple of limited “growing pain” moments with our web store since we launched the new site. The good thing is we will be replacing the online store later this year with a new, much more modern platform. Unfortunately, some online orders that were placed on Wednesday (Feb 13) may not […] Read More

A New Look for Van’s Aircraft

We’ve released a new website and launched a new look for Van’s Aircraft with our new logo and branding. We’re just getting started, and we hope you like it so far. A NEW LOOK FOR VAN’S LOGO Our new brand and logo design was a collaboration between Van’s and our customers. We visited in person […] Read More

An Update on Factory Changes and the Road Ahead at Van’s

We’ve been quite busy recently at Van’s Aircraft. Orders are strong with lots of kits being built and many exciting reports of flying RV’s. We are grateful to all our customers, both new and existing! You’ll notice that we recently adjusted kit lead times – the estimated period of time between order date and ship […] Read More

Recap: One Week Wonder Oshkosh 2018

Kicking off EAA AirVenture Monday morning at 8:00 AM with the ceremonial opening of the fuselage and wing crates, the “One Week Wonder” project to build an RV-12iS in six and a half days breathed life. Led by Scott McDaniels, the Van’s Aircraft “Build Team” included leaders Davis Payton, Ed Chesney, Ryan Jandrow and Tony […] Read More

Richard VanGrunsven Receives AOPA General Aviation Safety Award

On March 21, 2018, Van’s Aircraft founder Dick VanGrunsven was presented the AOPA General Aviation Safety Award in recognition of his efforts and contributions toward safety in general aviation, and in the experimental community in particular. Below, view a video of the presentation and read a letter from Van to the RV community,  in which […] Read More

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