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.

December 11, 2014, 11:21 AM

FAA Grants Second Round of '333' Exemptions to Fly Drones

The FAA on December 10 granted four companies permission to operate drones under a special provision of the 2012 FAA reauthorization act.

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Jul 27, 2014 - 11:50 AM
The annual EAA AirVenture extravaganza promises excitement and innovation for visitors from all over the world.
Jul 27, 2014 - 9:30 AM
Aviation analyst Brian Foley believes there are investment opportunities in general aviation startups.
Jul 27, 2014 - 9:00 AM
The developers of the Sun Flyer solar-powered electric LSA have flight tested a technology demonstrator.
Jul 24, 2014 - 2:30 PM
Show features plenty of excitement, including the Air Force Thunderbirds, arrival of the first production HondaJet and Nextant’s G90XT cockpit mockup.
Jul 22, 2014 - 2:40 PM
Company will begin taking orders after it publishes performance numbers.
Jul 17, 2014 - 2:30 AM
Diamond developed the spinning AESA radar in the past 12 months, because conventional radar houses could offer only a two-year lead time.
Jul 1, 2014 - 1:00 PM
West Coast Aircraft Sales sells a GippsAero GA8 to the California Highway Patrol.
Jun 19, 2014 - 3:15 PM
Story “fails to acknowledge the significant progress general aviation manufacturers have made to improve safety,” noted GAMA.
Jun 19, 2014 - 2:40 PM
Project is designed to help raise awareness of the importance of aviation and the economic impact it has in the state.
Jun 17, 2014 - 3:15 PM
GAMA president Pete Bunce explains the need for the Part 23 rewrite and reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.