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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Feb 11, 2015 - 12:27 PM
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Feb 10, 2015 - 9:03 AM
Backed by business aviation groups, the measure would permit small businesses to expense rather than depreciate certain capital expenses.
Jan 27, 2015 - 4:02 AM
This case could affect roughly 200 airports in the U.S. that were transferred from government to local control.
Jan 13, 2015 - 11:27 AM
“Survive: Beyond the Forced Landing” program was developed in conjunction with the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association.
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GA market contributes to $50 billion trade surplus, but fight for ExX-ImM continues.
Dec 18, 2014 - 2:10 PM
Daher-Socata will collaborate on design, development and certification of electric plane.
Trimble Navigation UX5
Dec 11, 2014 - 11:21 AM
The FAA on December 10 granted four companies permission to operate drones under a special provision of the 2012 FAA reauthorization act.
Dec 9, 2014 - 7:15 AM
Runway expansion gets underway in 2015Q3
Textron Systems Aerosonde unmanned aircraft system
Dec 8, 2014 - 1:20 PM
Textron started operating the Aerosonde UAS through an FAA certificate of authorization awarded to the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership.