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.

March 17, 2017, 3:11 PM

Transport Canada Starts Regulating Recreational Drones

The Interim Order Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft applies to recreational drones weighing from a half a pound to 77 pounds.

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Genesys Aerosystems will supply the new upgraded flight deck avionics system for the MD 902 Explorer. Genesys is showing this four-display system here at Heli-Expo, but the new avionics suite for the MD 902 will have only three displays—one multifunction screen and two primary flight displays.
Mar 7, 2017 - 8:15 AM
Genesys Aerosystems is demonstrating its helicopter flight deck equipped with four IDU-680 displays.
Ireland-based helicopter lessor Waypoint Leasing has placed an order for 16 more Airbus Helicopters, including H135s, H145s and, for the first time, H175s. Photo: Barry Ambrose
Mar 7, 2017 - 8:00 AM
Waypoint Leasing will be taking the number of Airbus Helicopters aircraft in its fleet above 60, with new orders for the H135, H145 and H175 models.
Photo: Mariano Rosales
Mar 7, 2017 - 8:00 AM
The new orders follow a year when Milestone wrote $1 billion in leases and letters of intent
Mar 7, 2017 - 8:00 AM
According to the JSfirm hiring trends survey, 51 percent of aviation companies believe the presidential election will have a positive impact for aviation.
Andreas Loewenstein recently took the helm of Marenco Swisshelicopter, which aims to certify its SKYe SH09 next year.
Mar 7, 2017 - 7:30 AM
Swiss Alpinlift Helikopter is ordering the SKYe SH09 helicopter.
Mar 7, 2017 - 7:00 AM
LCI, the launch customer for the light intermediate twin-turbine AW169, leased three to Norwegian operator Airlift.
The SmartCopter suite for mission-oriented helicopter operators developed by Astronautics and Jagid Management combines an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissence system and tactical and strategic communications system into one portable device.
Mar 7, 2017 - 2:00 AM
The portable ISR system weighs about 80 pounds and can be installed in helicopters and fixed-wing airplanes.
The Universal Avionics automatic transition-to-hover feature for the AS332L/L1 Super Puma reduces crew workload during winch operations.
Mar 7, 2017 - 1:38 AM
The capability was successfully integrated and tested on the AS332L/L1 Super Puma
Mar 7, 2017 - 1:20 AM
The STC includes ADS-B integration, TargetTrend and Terminal Traffic, geo-referenced FliteCharts, Smart Airspace and other enhancements.
MRO Heli-One Norway was named by Universal Avionics as a top dealer. Heli-One is the first rotorcraft company to achieve this status.
Mar 7, 2017 - 1:00 AM
Heli-One, which introduced several mission retrofit programs last year, is the first rotorcraft company to achieve Universal Avionics top dealer status.