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.

February 13, 2017, 6:46 PM

NBAA Petitions Court To Review SMO Shutdown Agreement

Despite the FAA's agreement to allow Santa Monica Airport to be closed in 2028, NBAA and others are fighting to keep the airport open.

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May 19, 2015 - 9:54 AM
May 19 hearing on FAA reauthorization covers air traffic control modernization and reform.
May 19, 2015 - 5:45 AM
The Swedish company is growing rapidly as operators see the benefits of its tools.
Apr 23, 2015 - 11:01 AM
Jeppesen will provide a customized bundle that includes textbook materials for both private and commercial/instrument pilot training and other elements.
Apr 22, 2015 - 11:36 AM
Available for retrofit or as a factory option, the $30,000 system is being demonstrated by the company on a float-equipped Husky this week.
Apr 22, 2015 - 8:31 AM
The aviation EFB and navigation app’s latest version supports Apple’s Watch with unique new features for pilots.
Mooney M10 mockup
Apr 22, 2015 - 4:30 AM
M10T is a fixed-gear, composite trainer; M10J has more luxury, amenities and a higher-horsepower engine.
Superior Gemini 100
Apr 22, 2015 - 4:22 AM
The 100-hp Gemini 100, intended for light sport aircraft, will be the first in the new engine family to be fielded by Superior.
Apr 21, 2015 - 2:21 PM
The annual convention of flight simulator enthusiasts will feature live demos of Boston Virtual ATC controllers working with desktop simulator fliers.
Scheme Designers
Apr 20, 2015 - 11:02 PM
The grand prize, a custom desktop aircraft model worth more than $500, will be awarded to the contestant with the most points.
Avidyne IFD540 touchscreen
Apr 20, 2015 - 10:20 PM
All-electric trainer aircraft to include low-power, high-fidelity touchscreen displays from Avidyne.