General Aviation

News and issues concerning general aviation, specifically airplanes and helicopters powered by piston and alternative engines (i.e., non-turbine powered aircraft). Subjects include aircraft, engines, personnel, acquisitions, accidents, safety, security and training.

Nov 19, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Icon has tallied more than 1,500 orders for the two-seat folding-wing amphib, and deliveries began in August.
Nov 17, 2015 - 7:00 AM
Pratt & Whitney Canada announces new, higher-power PT6A-140A for utility aircraft.
Charles Picasso, ATP CEO
Nov 17, 2015 - 7:00 AM
The company’s forte is delivery of information to aircraft owners, operators and maintainers.
Garmin’s angle-of-attack indicator offers a simple display of critical information. The $1,499 system consists of the GI 260 angle-of-attack indicator, the easy-to-install GAP 26 probe and GSU 25 air-data computer.
Nov 14, 2015 - 1:30 PM
Garmin’s angle-of-attack system can be installed under simplified FAA policies that encourage adoption of safety equipment.
Blue Sky Network’s HawkEye 7200A satcom system meets ICAO criteria for continuous aircraft tracking.
Nov 14, 2015 - 10:45 AM
The new HawkEye 7200A satellite tracking system is lighter and smaller than previous models.
Allan Schrader, president of Lightspeed Aviation, presents this year’s Lightspeed Foundation Pilot’s Choice Awards in Palm Springs, Calif. Since 2010, Lightspeed has awarded $500,000 to date to recipients chosen by “the pilot community.”
Nov 14, 2015 - 9:00 AM
A unique award that aims to engage the general aviation community in helping to raise awareness of its good deeds.
Nov 14, 2015 - 9:00 AM
APS and USAIG team to financially reward flight operations for obtaining upset prevention and recovery training.
Frasca’s latest simulators and training devices raise the bar for realistic displays.
Nov 14, 2015 - 9:00 AM
The simulator manufacturer’s full flight simulators are adding technology to make training more realistic.
Bell Model 505 is close to finishing flight testing.
Nov 14, 2015 - 9:00 AM
Bell 505 Closer To Certification
Targeted for a “sweet spot” somewhere between medium and super-heavy duties, Bell’s 525 is turning heads.
Nov 14, 2015 - 9:00 AM
The Bell 525 offers plenty of flexibility for interior design, ranging from high-density to VIP and head-of-state layouts.