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.

Jan 27, 2015 - 4:02 AM
This case could affect roughly 200 airports in the U.S. that were transferred from government to local control.
Jan 13, 2015 - 11:27 AM
“Survive: Beyond the Forced Landing” program was developed in conjunction with the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association.
Dec 18, 2014 - 2:15 PM
GA market contributes to $50 billion trade surplus, but fight for ExX-ImM continues.
Dec 18, 2014 - 2:10 PM
Daher-Socata will collaborate on design, development and certification of electric plane.
Trimble Navigation UX5
Dec 11, 2014 - 11:21 AM
The FAA on December 10 granted four companies permission to operate drones under a special provision of the 2012 FAA reauthorization act.
Dec 9, 2014 - 7:15 AM
Runway expansion gets underway in 2015Q3
Textron Systems Aerosonde unmanned aircraft system
Dec 8, 2014 - 1:20 PM
Textron started operating the Aerosonde UAS through an FAA certificate of authorization awarded to the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership.
Dec 8, 2014 - 9:10 AM
It’s rare to see a new light twin design reach certification, but the V24 has a choice of three engine types so could appeal to a wide range of users.
Dec 3, 2014 - 4:15 AM
An FAA notice of proposed rulemaking may allow private pilots to fly without a medical certificate.