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.

CHC president and CEO Karl Fessenden is putting a renewed focus on customers.
Mar 7, 2017 - 1:00 PM
As it celebrates its 70th anniversary, CHC Helicopters looks to its past as it reimagines the future.
Bell Helicopter’s FCX-001 concept helicopter
Mar 7, 2017 - 12:35 PM
Bell's new FCX-001 concept helicopter offers a glimpse into future rotorcraft technologies.
The “MAGnificent” VIP interior for the Bell 505 includes cup holders, stowage pockets, leather-wrapped flight control boots, modified foam packages and trim pieces on the existing seat frames and new interior panels.
Mar 7, 2017 - 12:33 PM
Macaer hopes to win certification for the 505 interior by early 2018.
Mar 7, 2017 - 12:31 PM
The forum will run from May 9-11 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
Mar 7, 2017 - 12:27 PM
The pilot worn "eyes out" sight display is aimed at the civil helicopter market.
Mar 7, 2017 - 12:19 PM
The agreement for the acquisition comprises avionics parts for both military and civil aviation aircraft.
A Fire Attack System-equipped Columbia Helicopters CH-47D Chinook sent leaves blowing on its arrival here at Heli-Expo on Saturday. The big helicopter’s fire-suppression system has a 2,800-gallon water tank.  Photo: Matt Thurber
Mar 7, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Fresh off a busy fire season, Columbia Helicopters is displaying one of its CH-47 Chinooks, equipped with the largest internal water tanks on a helicopter.
Mar 7, 2017 - 11:30 AM
The family-owned business provides a wide variety of helicopter components.
The latest survival suit from Scotland-based Survitec is waterproof and flame retardent, yet still breathable. Photo: Mariano Rosales
Mar 7, 2017 - 11:24 AM
The waterproof and flame-retardant 1000 Series Offshore Wind Energy Suit protects against harsh conditions.
Mar 7, 2017 - 11:00 AM
The approval covers the Robinson R44 and R66 and Airbus H125 and H130.