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.

March 17, 2017, 3:11 PM

Transport Canada Starts Regulating Recreational Drones

The Interim Order Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft applies to recreational drones weighing from a half a pound to 77 pounds.

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Mar 9, 2017 - 9:44 AM
Aviall named Tempest a distributor and committed to offer exchange and sales of instruments, accessories and major rotables.
Sikorsky sales representative Sam Chae, Korea Coast Guard senior inspector Seong Chul Kim and Sikorsky president Dan Schultz mark the second S-92 going to the service. The aircraft on display at Sikorsky’s booth will officially be handed over to the coast guard following Heli-Expo.
Mar 9, 2017 - 9:34 AM
Sikorsky honored South Korean Coast Guard crews for their rescue efforts.
Mar 9, 2017 - 9:32 AM
Swatson was flown from Ghana to the Women in Aviation Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at the beginning of March.
Oregon-based Hillsboro Aviation opened its new FBO and maintenance facility at Portland-Hillsboro Airport. On the rotary-wing side, Hillsboro is an authorized service center for DART, Bell and Robinson.
Mar 9, 2017 - 9:31 AM
Hillsboro Aviation will expand its five core divisions.
Mar 9, 2017 - 9:30 AM
The new rotorcraft is expected to be delivered to PhilJets by the second quarter of 2017.
Mar 9, 2017 - 9:24 AM
Central Oregon Community College and Leading Edge Aviation have become the first Part 141 flight training provider to offer training in Frasca's R44 FTD.
HeliOffshore’s work to create best practices for health and usage monitoring systems (HUMs) helped pave the way for a PHI-operated Sikorsky S-92 to become the first aircraft to use a new real-time HUMS system last week.
Mar 9, 2017 - 9:00 AM
In less than three years, HeliOffshore has transformed the offshore helicopter industry's approach to safety.
Mar 9, 2017 - 8:09 AM
Palu is working with FreeFlight Systems to bring the Angels landing system to the U.S. market.
Aviall senior manager of helicopter programs Ty Genteman (left) and Rolls-Royce helicopter services exec Jerry Sheldon shake hands on an agreement that extends Aviall’s role to supply spare parts product support for M250 and RR300 engines.
Mar 9, 2017 - 7:49 AM
Under the new terms of the deal, which extends through 2026, Aviall will now be able to offer used engines to customers
Mar 9, 2017 - 5:47 AM
The IDUs are tested to military standards.