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.

March 17, 2017, 3:11 PM

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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Mar 8, 2017 - 12:05 PM
The new version contains a suite of improvements over last year's release.
California-based Precision Flight Controls expects its Bell 206B/407GX flight training device to soon receive FAA AATD approval.  Photo: R. Randall Padfield
Mar 8, 2017 - 12:00 PM
The company is working in partnership with Ryan Aerospace to bring the Bell 206B/407GX Jet Ranger AATD to the market.
EASA has given the okay to Airbus Helicopters for a weight increase and flight into limited icing for its H175 super-medium twin. Approvals for automated rig approaches and a sand filter are pending, according to Airbus.
Mar 8, 2017 - 11:45 AM
Approval for automated rig approach and s sand filter are expected soon.
Mar 8, 2017 - 11:15 AM
The company was founded in 1992 by Allan Stallery in Harrison, Ohio.
Mar 8, 2017 - 11:01 AM
The company has developed new crystal technology for use of instruments in high temperatures.
Bruce Webb will work with industry to improve helicopter safety.
Mar 8, 2017 - 10:50 AM
As part of his new position, Webb will work to improve helicopter safety and strengthen Airbus’s involvement with aviation organizations.
Mar 8, 2017 - 10:45 AM
The Hungarian unit has operated MD500Es since the late 1980s and currently flies three.
Mar 8, 2017 - 10:40 AM
Waypoint is entering the China market and adding lease customers in Indonesia and South Africa.
Mar 8, 2017 - 10:35 AM
The discounts include flat-rate pricing for overhauls.
Van Horn B206L blades
Mar 8, 2017 - 10:33 AM
First flight of with the composite blades was completed in February.