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.

Bell Model 505 is close to finishing flight testing.
Nov 14, 2015 - 9:00 AM
Bell 505 Closer To Certification
Targeted for a “sweet spot” somewhere between medium and super-heavy duties, Bell’s 525 is turning heads.
Nov 14, 2015 - 9:00 AM
The Bell 525 offers plenty of flexibility for interior design, ranging from high-density to VIP and head-of-state layouts.
airplane in scrapyard
Nov 13, 2015 - 11:17 AM
Leslie Weinstein will help with end of life of unflyable and unairworthy aircraft.
Left, the TBM 900 assembly line in Tarbes. Below, a fuselage awaits mounting of the PWC PT6. The aircraft was announced in April 2014; the 100th copy will be delivered next month.
Nov 13, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Daher has seen its latest turboprop sell well while it has successfully modernized third-party manufacturing.
Fatal Accidents & Possible Value of EVS
Nov 13, 2015 - 3:00 AM
Lexavia believes that EVS technology can help prevent a significant number of accidents.
Avidyne’s IFD440 panel-mount GPS navigator is a plug-and-play replacemenf for the Garmin GNS430, and features hybrid touchscreen technology. Pilots can activate features via the touchscreen, but also the old-fashion way, with knobs and buttons.
Nov 13, 2015 - 2:00 AM
The approval covers Avidyne’s IFD440 and the latest 10.1 software upgrade for the IFD540.
Nov 13, 2015 - 2:00 AM
DAC Obtains Adds More Autopilots To AML
Seeing the Las Vegas Strip from this vantage point is a thrill for many tourists, leading to a lucrative business for Maverick Aviation.
Nov 12, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Convention-goers can get an aerial perspective of the Vegas Strip and Grand Canyon on a Maverick Helicopters tour.
Having just been taken over by Kaman Aerospace, Timken Alcor Aerospace Technologies will complement Kaman’s current business activities.
Nov 12, 2015 - 10:00 AM
The Mesa, Ariz.-based Timken unit designs and manufactures PMA engine and helicopter parts.
Nov 12, 2015 - 10:00 AM
In order to better reflect its growing range of industry coverage, the Indiana-based company renamed itself.