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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Sun Flyer on the ground
Jul 26, 2016 - 12:46 PM
Solar-electric training airplanes promise significant cost savings for new pilots.
Jul 26, 2016 - 11:29 AM
The addition of fuel injection offers Archer buyers three engine options, including diesel and carbureted.
Jul 26, 2016 - 9:41 AM
Announced this spring, the STC now includes the 7-inch EFIS-100 and covers additional Cessna and Piper models.
Jul 26, 2016 - 9:40 AM
The new TX16 lithium-ion battery offers a 45-percent weight savings over comparable lead-acid or nickel cadmium batteries.
Jul 26, 2016 - 8:41 AM
Taking on the Hartzell Traiblazer, the propeller is being certified for certain Aviation, American Champion and Cessna aircraft.
Alan Klapmeier
Jul 26, 2016 - 7:21 AM
The changes from the 550 are 'relatively easy,' said chairman Alan Klapmeier.
Jul 25, 2016 - 5:11 PM
Latest ‘Bravo’ model is faster and has a more docile stall, thanks to a new Riblett airfoil.
Jul 25, 2016 - 5:08 PM
Coverage now extends up to the first recommended overhaul.
Jul 25, 2016 - 4:56 PM
System provides users with the ability to control, automate and secure general aviation hangars remotely through network connectivity.
Jul 25, 2016 - 4:20 PM
The flight school will receive 12 Archer TXs from Piper Aircraft.