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.

Dubai Expo
Mar 3, 2021 - 11:59 AM
Leonardo, Falcon Aviation Services building new rotorcraft terminal for Dubai Expo 2020
Mar 3, 2021 - 11:19 AM
The USHST has unveiled recommended practices document for developing stability augmentation systems and autopilots in light helicopters.
Mar 2, 2021 - 11:57 AM
Transport Canada is now mandating fluorescent penetrant inspections on Bell 505 collective sticks every 25 hours.
Mar 1, 2021 - 8:45 AM
AIN surveyed readers to learn more about how pilots are using flight planning tablet apps and which ones they prefer.
Robert Sumwalt
Mar 1, 2021 - 8:00 AM
In the wake of the Kobe Bryant crash report, NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt is pressing for more IFR helicopter operations.
Feb 26, 2021 - 12:12 PM
Aerion ADS-B system will monitor helicopter operations in the Bodo Oceanic flight region to altitudes of 10,000 feet.
Erickson S-64F
Feb 23, 2021 - 3:59 PM
Erickson said it would begin flying an optionally-piloted S-64F+ in 2022 and that it aimed for first customer deliveries in 2024.
Feb 22, 2021 - 11:19 AM
The practice remains controversial and what's permitted is still unclear, though the FAA issued guidance on this subject a year ago, according to the GAO.
Bell 505
Feb 22, 2021 - 11:15 AM
Transport Canada issues emergency airworthiness directive mandating inspection of collective sticks in Bell 505s.
Feb 18, 2021 - 10:43 AM
Blade Urban Air Mobility announced that it would base helicopters at Vertiport Chicago.