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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Apr 30, 2009 - 11:57 AM
The in-development geared turbofan (GTF) has been attracting most of the headlines at engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney lately, and it does indeed pr
Apr 30, 2009 - 7:14 AM
Long-time AOPA member, pilot and actor Harrison Ford has teamed with AOPA to promote general aviation.
Apr 23, 2009 - 12:03 PM
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Apr 16, 2009 - 11:23 AM
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Mar 30, 2009 - 5:12 AM
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Mar 27, 2009 - 9:51 AM
Although the dismal economy cast a pall over this year’s Women in Aviation conference–the association’s 20th–there were plenty of networking opportunities
Feb 27, 2009 - 12:18 PM
Looking to expand its franchise and better serve some of its members, the National Business Aviation Association announced plans last April to hold an even
Feb 27, 2009 - 8:37 AM
Embraer officially became the third manufacturer to achieve entry-into-service of a very light jet, having delivered two Phenom 100s by the end of last <br
Feb 27, 2009 - 8:35 AM
Decades after the last Grumman Goose rolled off the famed manufacturer’s assembly line, the G-21 Goose is nearly ready to come back to life.
Feb 17, 2009 - 11:00 AM
For the first time in five years, worldwide deliveries of general aviation airplanes declined in 2008 (dragged down by slumping piston deliveries), but bus