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 - 1:47 PM
Airbus Helicopters will be introducing new customers such as the Dallas Cowboys football team at this year's Heli-Expo.
Mar 8, 2017 - 1:30 PM
The rescue equipment manufacturer has introduced a new illuminated bumper for its line of rescue hooks.
Agusto Cicaré said his company’s SVH-4 training device takes the stress out of learning to fly a helicopter. Photo: Mark Huber
Mar 8, 2017 - 1:26 PM
The helicopter maker signed a deal with Deaga USA to assemble and distribute the SVH-4 training device and Model 7B kit helicopter.
Lifeport revealed a new medical interior for the Airbus H130 here at Heli-Expo.
Mar 8, 2017 - 1:19 PM
The company also unveiled a new medical interior for the Airbus H130.
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.