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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Mar 6, 2017 - 1:00 AM
Heliatica unveiled a universal geodetic photomapping and monitoring payload and a blind-zone video system.
Mar 5, 2017 - 6:28 PM
The 2004 and 2006 206L4 Long Rangers on display are both for sale or lease.
Mar 5, 2017 - 6:16 PM
The company is displaying a range of productions, including system installation hardware, cylinder and regulator assemblies and trans-filling hardware.
Mar 5, 2017 - 4:54 PM
According to Thommen, its digital clocks can easily replace old devices without major changes to the cockpit instrument panel.
Mar 5, 2017 - 4:45 PM
The order followed a Rocky Mountain fly-off in Colorado last summer.
Mar 5, 2017 - 3:00 PM
CMC is offering demonstrations of its new helicopter cockpit demonstrator at Heli-Expo 2017.
Mar 5, 2017 - 2:15 PM
The products are designed to enable use of iPads in extreme conditions.
Bell 429 full-flight sim
Mar 5, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Bell Helicopter has opened its first training center outside the U.S. and will start by offering Bell 429 type ratings in a TRU simulator.
Mar 5, 2017 - 1:17 PM
The training device enables pilots to familiarize themselves with the cockpit, aircraft systems and avionics before flying the full-flight simulator,
Safran’s 2,100-shp Makila 2A1 could soon be unseated as the most powerful in its line. New powerplants in the 2,500- to 3,000-shp range are in the works, based on the previously announced Tech 3000 program.
Mar 5, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Safran's engines powered helicopters for five first flights last year, although deliveries were flat and support revenues dropped.