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News and issues concerning general aviation, specifically airplanes and helicopters powered by piston and alternative engines (i.e., non-turbine powered aircraft).

Apr 30, 2007 - 5:33 AM
British Columbia-based Viking Air, which purchased a number of de Havilland Canada type certificates from Bombardier last year, announced last month it was
Mar 5, 2007 - 9:19 AM
Grob Aerospace has restarted the flight-test program for its SPn jet, just short of three months after the crash of its second prototype on November 29.
Jan 30, 2007 - 10:25 AM
After a few weather-related postponements, Steve Fossett took off in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer at 6:47 p.m.
Nov 3, 2006 - 5:50 AM
Virgin Atlantic selected Salina, Kan., as its base and control center for a solo, nonstop, unrefueled around-the-world record attempt in a single-engine je
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Oct 16, 2006 - 10:56 AM
Forty years after its June 1965 first flight, the Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander remains in production, and more than 800 of the 1,250-plus airplanes deliver
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Sep 25, 2006 - 12:24 PM
Quest Aircraft’s Kodiak prototype (S/N 001) has logged more than 330 flight hours and is currently on schedule to receive FAA certification in the second q
Sep 25, 2006 - 8:20 AM
Raytheon Aircraft received FAA certification for its King Air C90GT and deliveries started last month.
Sep 25, 2006 - 6:50 AM
New amendments to Part 36 require a minimum 3 dB–noise reduction for small single-engine propeller aircraft– including turboprops–weighing more than 3,307
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Sep 21, 2006 - 6:39 AM
Steve Fossett saddled up the single-Williams-turbofan Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer once more and, after takeoff from the Kennedy Space Center’s 15,000-foot
Sep 20, 2006 - 11:34 AM
An FAA meeting on March 22 and 23 in Kansas City, Mo., will address continued airworthiness of the U.S.