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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Van Horn B206L blades
Mar 8, 2017 - 10:33 AM
First flight of with the composite blades was completed in February.
Vector Aerospace v-p of business development for airframe and avionics solutions Elvis Moniz (left) and Astronautics president Chad Cundiff sign an MoU to pursue STCs for the Roadrunner EFI installations in several helicopter models.
Mar 8, 2017 - 10:16 AM
Astronautics and Vector sign an MOU to collaborate on STCs.
Mar 8, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Milko served as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War and founded Summit Helicopters.
Mar 8, 2017 - 9:15 AM
The Robinson Helicopter iPad Mount and ArmorGlas with EZ-Align are now available for purchase.
Mar 8, 2017 - 9:00 AM
The devices will be used for recurrent training of Air Evac's 600 pilots every four months.
MD Helicopters CEO Lynn Tilton said that the company’s new, clean-sheet MD6XX will fly in late 2017. Photo: Mariano Rosales
Mar 8, 2017 - 9:00 AM
With its first new design in years slated to fly before year-end, and a long due upgrade to its MD 902 underway, things are looking up for MD Helicopters.
Mar 8, 2017 - 8:30 AM
The MP30 handheld transceiver is smaller, lighter and lower cost than the MP50 transceiver introduced last year.
Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) has tapped Metro Aviation to provide upgrades for its EMS helicopter fleet. In fact, Metro recently completed this Airbus EC135T2+ for MAMA.
Mar 8, 2017 - 8:00 AM
Metro Aviation completed MAMA’s EC135T2+ and is supplying the program with an aircraft while its EC135 receives maintenance upgrades.
Heli-Union Leonardo AW139
Mar 8, 2017 - 7:00 AM
Héli-Union will use the rotorcraft to support its activities in Asia.
Mar 8, 2017 - 2:17 AM
Able will help Eagle Copters expand its certified service facility designation to include an overhaul rating.