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Van’s Approves Use of IO-390A on RV-7 and RV-8 Aircraft

Since the introduction of the Lycoming IO-390A engine, some of our customers have expressed their desire to install this engine on a RV-7/7A or RV-8/8A airframe.  Van’s Aircraft has recently completed an in-depth review of horsepower limitations for the RV-7/7A and RV-8/8A and is now approving the use of Lycoming’s 210HP IO-390A (YIO-390-A3B6) engines on […] Read More

New Builder Tool Resource from Cleaveland Aircraft Tools

Mike at Cleaveland Aircraft Tool (Facebook link) recently made several videos to help new builders understand what they need – and what options are available – when it comes to the tools needed to build an RV: They’ve also updated their web site with a great system where you can choose your RV model, and they […] Read More

Addition made to all RV tail/empennage kits

We recently made a small addition to every RV tail/empennage kit we ship. We’re now including our OP-51 “Sheet Metal Basics” kit, a small and practical learning exercise that folks can use to practice/develop their skills before jumping into building the actual tail kit. It certainly doesn’t replace our more advanced practice kits like the […] Read More

Van’s Office Phones: Planned Downtime Wednesday March 25th

VAN’S OFFICE PHONES WILL BE OFFLINE WEDNESDAY We’ve been working to enable our office staff to move to a work from home status. The governor of Oregon’s mandate that businesses do this, in combination with our desire to take care of our people, mean we need to update our phone system and some computing infrastructure. […] Read More

Van’s Aircraft response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated: June 23rd, 2020 While certain businesses have been reopening for our local access, Van’s currently remains closed for any walk-in’s, tours and demos. You may place an order either on the phone or online and ask for a will-call pick-up, in which case our staff will make arrangements for no-contact pick-up. We hope, of […] Read More

Webinar: Van’s RV Maintenance Common Questions

Be sure to sign up and join Vic Syracuse of Base Leg Aviation for his EAA webinar presentation this Wednesday. He will cover common questions about RV maintenance. Vic’s extensive expertise can be valuable for any RV owner/maintainer. Vans RV Maintenance Common Questions (click to register) Vic Syracuse   Building on the December 11 webinar […] Read More

Three-Blade Propeller for the RV-12/RV-12iS Available

Van’s has published updated RV-12/12iS powerplant kit order forms, a new plans section (47AiS/U) and a service letter (SL 19-12-31), all of which are related to the now-available optional 3-blade Sensenich propeller kit. We displayed this prop on a stand in our booth at Oshkosh last year and flew it to the show on one of […] Read More

RV-12/12iS Nose Gear Leg Retrofit Kit – Q&A

On January 28, Van’s published Service Bulletin 19-08-26, which describes new parts and instructions to replace an already-installed nose gear leg on RV-12/RV-12iS aircraft. The purpose of this post is to help you determine and understand what is required for your RV-12/12iS flying aircraft or RV-12/12iS kit under construction. First of all, determine whether or […] Read More

Update: Sales Tax Charges for Shipments to Specific States

Changes to state taxation regulations now require Van’s Aircraft to collect sales tax in certain states for all or most sales. Below is a list of the current states where a sales tax collection requirement is imposed as well as those states for which we know we will need to collect sales tax in the […] Read More

Van’s 2020 Calendars are Sold Out

We received record orders for our 2020 wall calendar, and as of today, they’re all sold out! We will once again “up” the order amount next year! Thanks to everyone for your interest and support.

Van’s Offices Closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving Holiday

The Van’s Aircraft offices, factory and phones will be closed this week on Thursday and Friday, November 28-29, to allow our staff to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. We will re-open as usual bright and early on Monday, December 2nd. At Van’s, we give thanks to all of our customers, partners, friends […] Read More

Zack’s Airline Retirement Flight

A huge congratulations to Van’s East Coast Rep, “Zack” Czachorowski, who flew his final trip as an airline pilot on Saturday. We thought we’d share this with all of you! After 29,300 hours of flying, and 35 years of “Airline” flying, I had my final flight with United Airlines, also known as the “Fini Flight” […] Read More

Call for RV Photos for the 2020 Van’s Calendar

Update: Thanks to the hundreds of people who submitted calendar photos! We published out 2020 calendar, ad look forward to doing it again for 2021! It’s that time of year, once again! Please submit your very best photos of RVs to be considered for inclusion in the 2020 Van’s Aircraft calendar. If you already have great […] Read More

RV-12iS IFR Avionics Package Available to Order

Van’s Aircraft has published the RV-12iS IFR avionics package order form and is accepting orders. This package is available for the RV-12iS aircraft when equipped with the Rotax 912 iS engine. This kit enables a home builder to configure their RV-12iS in the same manner as the factory-assembled SLSA RV-12iST instrument/commercial trainer aircraft. The Garmin […] Read More

New Engine Mount and Nose Gear Option for RV-7A and RV-9A Finish Kits

People interested in seeing the new mount and gear in-person can do so at the Van’s Aircraft booth during the AirVenture 2019 convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. June 20, 2019 – Van’s Aircraft has announced availability of a new engine mount and gear option for specific configurations of the RV-7A and RV-9A, incorporating design features used […] Read More

Kit Availability and Timing Notice for all RV-3, 4, and 6 Builders

Van’s has instituted a change in kit availability and pricing for the RV-3, RV-4 and RV-6 aircraft models, effective January 1. 2018. This letter explains those changes and how orders will be handled going forward. Van’s Aircraft maintains its kit prices and approximate lead times for each model on this website in the Order a […] Read More