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 5, 2017 - 4:45 PM
The order followed a Rocky Mountain fly-off in Colorado last summer.
Mar 5, 2017 - 3:00 PM
CMC is offering demonstrations of its new helicopter cockpit demonstrator at Heli-Expo 2017.
Mar 5, 2017 - 2:15 PM
The products are designed to enable use of iPads in extreme conditions.
Bell 429 full-flight sim
Mar 5, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Bell Helicopter has opened its first training center outside the U.S. and will start by offering Bell 429 type ratings in a TRU simulator.
Mar 5, 2017 - 1:17 PM
The training device enables pilots to familiarize themselves with the cockpit, aircraft systems and avionics before flying the full-flight simulator,
Safran’s 2,100-shp Makila 2A1 could soon be unseated as the most powerful in its line. New powerplants in the 2,500- to 3,000-shp range are in the works, based on the previously announced Tech 3000 program.
Mar 5, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Safran's engines powered helicopters for five first flights last year, although deliveries were flat and support revenues dropped.
Mar 5, 2017 - 12:00 PM
The collective pull down system lowers the collective automatically in a low rotor rpm situation.
Mar 5, 2017 - 11:00 AM
A large repossession contract and a raft of transactions helped Monaco-based Avinco to have a decent 2016 despite general economic malaise.
Sealed lead-acid batteries have greater output and require far less maintenance.
Mar 5, 2017 - 10:00 AM
The Redlands, Calif., battery manufacturer's sealed lead-acid battery has been selected as standard equipment for the Bell 407 GXP.
H135 in flight
Mar 5, 2017 - 9:00 AM
Airbus Helicopters customers are benefitting from the company's switch to an electronic business model.