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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The FSF scheduled safety workshops in Singapore, Asia and Latin America in the spring and summer of 2016 to progress the Global Safety Information Project.
Acclaim
The new Mooney Acclaim Ultra could help revive the company's market share.
helicopter flying over Singapore
The U.S. helicopter manufacturer is contemplating a Singapore training academy
helicopter
Factors include the impact of the Chinese economy, airspace regulation and oil price
airplane
If Boeing’s new 737 Max 8 proved anything at all during its first flight
The company’s simulators are seeing growing interest in the Asia-Pacific region.
New models of legacy airframes take advantage of advances in technology
GTX 345
The new GTX 345/335 transponders offer 1090-MHz ADS-B OUT and an optional Waas/GPS position source for ADS-B OUT.
The latest complaint targets the city of Santa Monica's efforts to make airport tenants want to leave the airport.
TFR
Super Bowl 50 and a visit by President Obama will shut down much of the airspace in the San Francisco Bay Area to most general aviation operations.