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 - 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.
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.