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.

December 11, 2014, 11:21 AM

FAA Grants Second Round of '333' Exemptions to Fly Drones

The FAA on December 10 granted four companies permission to operate drones under a special provision of the 2012 FAA reauthorization act.

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The FAA has given $20 million to the FAA Center of Excellence for General Aviation, a research and training facility at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universit
May 7, 2008 - 7:40 AM
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May 7, 2008 - 7:12 AM
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May 6, 2008 - 9:46 AM
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association has opened its membership to include non-U.S.
May 6, 2008 - 4:35 AM
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Mar 19, 2008 - 1:28 PM
The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) has named Washington the “Most Innovative State” this year for developing an online pilot-regi
Mar 19, 2008 - 1:26 PM
After recent visits to three Florida airports under pressure either to close or severely restrict operations, National Air Transportation Association presi
Mar 19, 2008 - 1:21 PM
The FAA Management Advisory Council (MAC) should have more representation from general aviation, AOPA told Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta early las
Feb 27, 2008 - 9:10 AM
Viking Air’s relaunch of the fabled Twin Otter is progressing on schedule, and the first modified airplane incorporating all the planned new features of th
Feb 27, 2008 - 5:42 AM
Quest Aircraft recently delivered the second Kodiak turboprop single to come off the production line to Spokane Turbine Center.