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.

February 13, 2017, 6:46 PM

NBAA Petitions Court To Review SMO Shutdown Agreement

Despite the FAA's agreement to allow Santa Monica Airport to be closed in 2028, NBAA and others are fighting to keep the airport open.

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Jul 11, 2016 - 3:00 AM
This year’s Future’s Day program at Farnborough Airshow is designed with young aviation enthusiasts in mind.
Jul 9, 2016 - 11:20 AM
Agreements include new work and extensions of current support for rotorcraft pilot training and fixed-wing maintenance.
airplane
Jul 9, 2016 - 7:39 AM
This year, Boeing Aircraft is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
Jul 9, 2016 - 1:45 AM
Following the Shoreham Airshow crash last August, the Red Arrows will not perform their acrobatic display at Farnborough.
engine
Jul 9, 2016 - 12:01 AM
Under its Vision program, Rolls-Royce is working on its future Advance and UltraFan engine technologies.
Jul 8, 2016 - 7:52 PM
NavWorx and Avidyne announced price cuts for their ADS-B products to help stimulate upgrades.
The Bombardier CL-415 in action
Jul 7, 2016 - 1:45 AM
Known for restarting the Twin Otter production line, Viking Air will provide support for the approximately 170 CL-415 and CL-215 firebombers in service.
Jul 5, 2016 - 9:53 AM
According to the EASA annual safety review, general aviation accidents killed 65 people last year, which is 17 percent less than the five-year average.
Mars
Jul 1, 2016 - 3:18 PM
Coulson Flying Tankers is offering pilots an opportunity to log some stick time in the last Martin Mars flying boat.
Jun 28, 2016 - 6:21 PM
The Mojave, Calif. company is offering upset recognition and recovery training for helicopter pilots in an AW109, Bell 212 and BO-105.