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.

MD Helicopters CEO Lynn Tilton said that the company’s new, clean-sheet MD6XX will fly in late 2017. Photo: Mariano Rosales
Mar 8, 2017 - 9:00 AM
With its first new design in years slated to fly before year-end, and a long due upgrade to its MD 902 underway, things are looking up for MD Helicopters.
Mar 8, 2017 - 8:30 AM
The MP30 handheld transceiver is smaller, lighter and lower cost than the MP50 transceiver introduced last year.
Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) has tapped Metro Aviation to provide upgrades for its EMS helicopter fleet. In fact, Metro recently completed this Airbus EC135T2+ for MAMA.
Mar 8, 2017 - 8:00 AM
Metro Aviation completed MAMA’s EC135T2+ and is supplying the program with an aircraft while its EC135 receives maintenance upgrades.
Heli-Union Leonardo AW139
Mar 8, 2017 - 7:00 AM
Héli-Union will use the rotorcraft to support its activities in Asia.
Mar 8, 2017 - 2:17 AM
Able will help Eagle Copters expand its certified service facility designation to include an overhaul rating.
Airbus AS332L Super Pumas
Mar 8, 2017 - 1:12 AM
The helicopters are on a multi-year lease through Dublin-based Vector Financial Services.
Mar 8, 2017 - 1:00 AM
The Canadian helicopter MRO can now offer ADS-B installation on a variety of rotorcraft.
Mar 7, 2017 - 7:22 PM
Rotorcraft Asia 2017 will be held from April 18-20.
Mar 7, 2017 - 5:00 PM
Pennsylvania-based Stat MedEvac is slated to receive the new helicopters by the end of the year.
The Eagle 407HP conversion, which includes re-engining with a Honeywell HTS900 turboshaft, provides the highest power-to-weight ratio in its class.
Mar 7, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Eagle Copters is delivering a second 407HP conversion to Atlanta-based Helicopter Express.