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.

TheCAE Booth at Heli-Expo. photo Mariano Rosales
Mar 9, 2017 - 11:37 AM
CAE developed a full-flight simulator for the AW139 with Leonardo Helicopters.
The 2,000th P&WC PT6C-67C turboshaft will soon be delivered to Leonardo for use on an AW139. Photo: Mariano Rosales
Mar 9, 2017 - 11:15 AM
The Canadian engine manufacturer is preparing to hand over the 2,000th PT6C-67C for the Leonardo Helicopters AW139.
Mar 9, 2017 - 11:00 AM
The G4ME captures flight data and events and reports them in real time.
Mar 9, 2017 - 10:44 AM
The Louisiana rotorcraft services provider will adopt the aviation management support software package ahead of an anticipated rise in business.
Mar 9, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Waypoint Leasing and maintenance and support specialist Eagle will reconfigure aircraft for new roles.
Mar 9, 2017 - 10:21 AM
The company will also run demonstrations of its new operator/airport utilization feature on its database.
Mar 9, 2017 - 10:02 AM
Dart has developed and certified more than 30 flotation systems but this STC emergency float system will be the first for the Bell 505.
East/West Industries v-p for business development Joe Spinosa and president Teresa Ferraro are busy with Bell 505 seat manufacturing at their Ronkonkoma, New York, facility.
Mar 9, 2017 - 10:00 AM
The Long Island, New York company is a seat supplier for the Bell 505 and several military programs.
Steven Dengler and his father, Bob Dengler, along with Dugal MacDuff (right), will fly a Bell 429 on a circumnavigation flight this year to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. The focus of the trip is not to break records but for the pilots to be ambassadors of good will around the world.
Mar 9, 2017 - 9:59 AM
Bob and Steven Dengel, along with Dugal MacDuff, will fly a Bell 429 approximately 37,000 km in a little over one month while stopping in 14 countries.
Bell executive v-p of commercial sales Patrick Moulay and a representative from Nakanihon Air Service sealed a deal for two Bell 429s here at Heli-Expo on Tuesday.
Mar 9, 2017 - 9:55 AM
The latest agreement continues a 60-year relationship between Nakanihon Air Service and Bell and bring's the operator order tally to nearly 80 Bells.