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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Jul 17, 2014 - 2:30 AM
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Jul 1, 2014 - 1:00 PM
West Coast Aircraft Sales sells a GippsAero GA8 to the California Highway Patrol.
Jun 19, 2014 - 3:15 PM
Story “fails to acknowledge the significant progress general aviation manufacturers have made to improve safety,” noted GAMA.
Jun 19, 2014 - 2:40 PM
Project is designed to help raise awareness of the importance of aviation and the economic impact it has in the state.
Jun 17, 2014 - 3:15 PM
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Jun 7, 2014 - 12:40 AM
FAA and GA operators collaborating to reduce accident rate.
Jun 6, 2014 - 4:10 AM
Association keeps pressure on to ensure stops of GA aircraft stem from reasonable suspicion of illegal activity.
Jun 2, 2014 - 4:15 AM
The high-technology sharing economy business model is bringing new investment in general aviation companies.
May 27, 2014 - 3:40 PM
House committee also voted to fund the transition from the current 100LL fuel to an unleaded avgas at $6 million.