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.

Mar 13, 2017 - 2:49 AM
Does the pilot training program match Icon Aircraft’s ambitious goals? AIN’s Matt Thurber travels to Vacaville to find the answer.
Mar 12, 2017 - 6:56 PM
Buyers who purchase a new Genesys Aerosystems S-Tec 2100 autopilot through June 30, 2017, will receive a free Lynx NGT-9000 ADS-B transponder.
Mar 9, 2017 - 3:32 PM
The company has flown over 25,000 flight hours and facilitated more than 50,000 patient flights with its BCAS division using the S-76.
Mar 9, 2017 - 3:17 PM
The deal, when completed, will make China's Reignwood Aviaition the world's largest operator of the type.
Mar 9, 2017 - 2:52 PM
The new Iris console presents a virtual copy of the aircraft engine and airframe subsystem.
Mar 9, 2017 - 2:39 PM
Joe McChesney has more than 39 years of experience with solvent and aqueous cleaning processes.
Mar 9, 2017 - 2:00 PM
The battery manufacturer recently opened a new plant in Austell, Georgia.
Leonardo Helicopters senior v-p of worldwide customer support and training Vittorio Della Bella (second from right) explains the company’s initiative to combine support and training under one umbrella. He is flanked by (l-r) Leonardo Helicopters v-p of capability development and governance Giovanni Cecchelli, BelAir CEO Susanne Hessellund and Era Group CEO Chris Bradshaw.
Mar 9, 2017 - 1:30 PM
The new TeamUp brand unifies Leonardo's customer support and training efforts.
Mar 9, 2017 - 1:11 PM
Heli-Expo visitors are encouraged to take a picture at Spectrum’s booth in a chance to win a $250 Amazon gift card.
A video showing an experimental system that provides the real-time noise signature pattern for helicopters was played at the Fly Neighborly session yesterday here at Heli-Expo.
Mar 9, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Noise-mitigating flight techniques are rarely taught in flight school.