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.

Feb 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM
HAI awards longtime IA for a lifetime of innovation and excellence in maintenance.
Helicopter noise in the Los Angeles Basin has been an ongoing issue for years. Operators have been  working with neighbors and the FAA to address the issue, but it remains a contentious one.
Feb 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Helicopter noise in the Los Angeles metropolitan area remains a critical issue.
Erickson’s massive Aircrane shows its worth in firefighting, but the company offers plenty of other services: energy, construction, timber harvesting and oil-and-gas. It is self-sufficient at remote locales.
Feb 27, 2016 - 9:30 AM
Erickson’s new leader, Jeff Roberts, has consolidated the fleet and business elements to make the company leaner and more efficient.
Bell 505 flight-test vehicle 1 made its first flight in November 2014.
Feb 27, 2016 - 9:00 AM
Bell Helicopter sees production of 200 of the new helicopters per year by 2018.
Airbus CEO Guillame Faury is focusing on the positives as the company reports fewer deliveries than expected for 2015.
Feb 27, 2016 - 8:45 AM
Order book to open this year for in-flight-test H160 medium twin.
Feb 27, 2016 - 8:00 AM
Certification of the Bell 525 is scheduled for 2017.
SR20
Feb 22, 2016 - 11:09 AM
Learning to fly the Cirrus SR20 was an education in modern training technology.
ForeFlight
Feb 22, 2016 - 9:33 AM
Pilots can learn how to file ICAO-format flight plans to prepare for the October 1 switch from the FAA domestic flight plan filing system.
R44
Feb 22, 2016 - 8:09 AM
The new lower-cost R44 is aimed at flight schools and utility operators, and it will offer optional air-conditioning.
Feb 18, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Pratt & Whitney, China Eastern sign V2500 overhaul agreement.