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.

Part 142 night vision goggle training for the Airbus Helicopters H135 and Bell 212 and 412EP is now being offered by FlightSafety Interational. The training includes eight hours of ground instruction and another eight hours in a simulator.
Mar 6, 2017 - 11:30 AM
FlghtSafety is adding new NVG and operational control specialist courses.
Mar 6, 2017 - 11:09 AM
The panels provide an affordable path to NVIS upgrades.
Mar 6, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Enstrom is test flying its second TN180, while a third is undergoing static testing and will fly soon.
Bell Helicopter hopes to soon resume flight testing of its super medium Bell 525. Flight testing has been halted since the crash of FTV1 last July in Italy, Texas.
Mar 6, 2017 - 9:45 AM
Bell Helicopter XworX engineers are forging ahead on testing of Bell 525 systems in preparation for the resumption of flight testing.
The Honeywell Aspire 200 satcom system for helicopters includes either a motorized or fixed antenna, line replaceable units and MMU-II integrated dialer and text messaging terminal.
Mar 6, 2017 - 9:18 AM
Honeywell is awaiting its next STC for the Aspire 200 as it works on medevac and police applications.
Mar 6, 2017 - 1:00 AM
Heliatica unveiled a universal geodetic photomapping and monitoring payload and a blind-zone video system.
Mecaer Aviation Group named Gary Brown as its new director of maintenance.
Mar 6, 2017 - 1:00 AM
Brown has 20 years of experience in aviation, approximately 10 years working in Part 145 organizations and more than seven years supporting the AW139.
Mar 5, 2017 - 6:28 PM
The 2004 and 2006 206L4 Long Rangers on display are both for sale or lease.
Mar 5, 2017 - 6:16 PM
The company is displaying a range of productions, including system installation hardware, cylinder and regulator assemblies and trans-filling hardware.
Mar 5, 2017 - 4:54 PM
According to Thommen, its digital clocks can easily replace old devices without major changes to the cockpit instrument panel.