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.

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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Certification of the Bell 525 is scheduled for 2017.
Learning to fly the Cirrus SR20 was an education in modern training technology.
Pilots can learn how to file ICAO-format flight plans to prepare for the October 1 switch from the FAA domestic flight plan filing system.
The new lower-cost R44 is aimed at flight schools and utility operators, and it will offer optional air-conditioning.
Pratt & Whitney, China Eastern sign V2500 overhaul agreement.
The helicopter will provide two 429s each to the Indonesian National Police and the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation.
Pacific Aerospace has reached the production milestone of 100 PAC-750 aircraft.
Cessna Aircraft (Textron, Chalet CD15)
The ‘new Ameco’ expands in MRO market.
Hawker Pacific’s FBO network extends from four locations in Australia to Malaysia, Singapore and China