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.

Mar 7, 2017 - 8:30 AM
The NGPA joins California Aeronautical University, Flyosk, Aviators Hot Line and others as a job distribution network partner.
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.
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.
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.
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.