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 8, 2017 - 12:50 PM
Thai Aviation Services is leasing seven Sikorsky aircraft while HeliKorea is leasing one AW169.
Since being absorbed into the Lockheed Martin fold a year ago, Sikorsky has been working to improve customer support. Photo: Mariano Rosales
Mar 8, 2017 - 12:37 PM
A year after its sale, Sikorsky is bringing its product support A-game.
John Totty flew the Russian Mi-24D “Hind” here to Dallas. Photo: Mariano Rosales
Mar 8, 2017 - 12:18 PM
The Hind is one of three owned by the Cold War Air Museum in Lancaster, Texas.
Mar 8, 2017 - 12:05 PM
The new version contains a suite of improvements over last year's release.
California-based Precision Flight Controls expects its Bell 206B/407GX flight training device to soon receive FAA AATD approval.  Photo: R. Randall Padfield
Mar 8, 2017 - 12:00 PM
The company is working in partnership with Ryan Aerospace to bring the Bell 206B/407GX Jet Ranger AATD to the market.
EASA has given the okay to Airbus Helicopters for a weight increase and flight into limited icing for its H175 super-medium twin. Approvals for automated rig approaches and a sand filter are pending, according to Airbus.
Mar 8, 2017 - 11:45 AM
Approval for automated rig approach and s sand filter are expected soon.
Mar 8, 2017 - 11:15 AM
The company was founded in 1992 by Allan Stallery in Harrison, Ohio.
Mar 8, 2017 - 11:01 AM
The company has developed new crystal technology for use of instruments in high temperatures.
Bruce Webb will work with industry to improve helicopter safety.
Mar 8, 2017 - 10:50 AM
As part of his new position, Webb will work to improve helicopter safety and strengthen Airbus’s involvement with aviation organizations.
Mar 8, 2017 - 10:45 AM
The Hungarian unit has operated MD500Es since the late 1980s and currently flies three.