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 - 11:00 AM
The system includes a 240-gallon composite belly tank, internal foam assembly, hover pump and two ground fill ports.
Mar 7, 2017 - 11:00 AM
The approval covers the Robinson R44 and R66 and Airbus H125 and H130.
Mar 7, 2017 - 10:30 AM
The BLR Aerospace FastFin tail rotor enhancement and stability system will soon receive additional certifications from Canada and Brazil.
The Hot-Stop L line features the Hot-Stop L fire-containment kits, which include bags and gloves.
Mar 7, 2017 - 10:15 AM
The Hot-Stop L was originally introduced in 2007 because of safety concerns about lithium-ion battery fires.
Lightspeed Aviation launches Zulu 3 Headset and ANR Helmet. Photo Mariano Rosales
Mar 7, 2017 - 10:14 AM
The Zulu 3 is the next generation of ANR headsets, while the ANR helmet is the first of its kind.
Mar 7, 2017 - 10:13 AM
The Donaldson inlet barrier filter system will be available as an option from Robinson on new orders or as a retrofit.
helicopter
Mar 7, 2017 - 10:00 AM
The STC culminated a five-year certification process that involved some 100 hours of flight testing and a $6 million investment.
Mar 7, 2017 - 9:24 AM
The LAPD ordered four H125 as parter of its fleet modernization plan to replace AS350B2s.
Mar 7, 2017 - 9:01 AM
Elbit Systems's Heli-ClearVision enhanced vision system includes wearable head-up displays and synthetic vision.
Mar 7, 2017 - 9:00 AM
The demonstration involved transmission of HUMS data to PHI's operations control center.