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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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.
Mar 9, 2017 - 5:39 AM
SkyHoist 800 has the capacity to hoist 772 pounds.
Mar 9, 2017 - 5:37 AM
The company claims its PUREair filters offer benefits over traditional oil-based fliters
New Zealand air-tour CEO Louisa Patterson (left) has developed an in-cockpit video recorder and started Eye in the Sky to market the device. Photo: Mariano Rosales
Mar 9, 2017 - 5:27 AM
Eye in the Sky founder Louisa Patterson sought to create a helicopter video recording system after her son died in an R44 crash.
Mar 9, 2017 - 5:08 AM
The oil cooler impeller addresses a historical fin joint cracking problem.
Mar 9, 2017 - 4:36 AM
Middle Georgia State University will integrate them into its state-funded collegiate flight program.
HeliOffshore and GE Aviation are working on a data sharing system that aims to increase the safety of offshore helicopter operations.
Mar 8, 2017 - 9:34 PM
HeliOffshore and GE Aviation are jointly developing a global safety management system.
Mar 8, 2017 - 5:12 PM
Rotortrade Services offers a worldwide inventory of more than 50 helicopters.
Mar 8, 2017 - 4:36 PM
The helicopter is the first fully digital cockpit modernization upgrade of a UH-60A to fly.