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 21, 2020, 1:30 PM

Bell Flies Electric Anti-torque on 429

Bell has been test flying an electric anti-torque system on its 429 light twin since May.

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Russian Ansat
Feb 21, 2020 - 3:11 PM
Russian Helicopters has received certification approval for its new “Aurus” executive cabin in its light twin Ansat.
Safran Tarnos
Feb 21, 2020 - 2:36 PM
Safran Helicopter Engines opened its new $54 million, 355,000 square-foot industrial campus in the city of Tarnos in southwest France.
Bell429 electric antitorque
Feb 21, 2020 - 1:30 PM
Bell has been test flying an electric anti-torque system on its 429 light twin since May.
Feb 20, 2020 - 11:20 AM
A new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers demonstrates that general aviation is an economic powerhouse for the U.S. economy
Smoke
Feb 16, 2020 - 12:38 PM
A fire in a Cirrus Vision Jet at Santa Monica Airport in December resulted in issuance of an emergency airworthiness directive.
Feb 14, 2020 - 3:16 PM
The FAA’s Honolulu Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) is under fresh scrutiny following the filing of a two separate whistleblower complaints.
Feb 14, 2020 - 12:51 PM
Leonardo broke ground on a new, larger regional helicopter customer service center in Itapevi, Brazil.
Feb 13, 2020 - 6:27 PM
Draganfly is evaluating a sensors and AI software that could be used to screen crowds for symptoms of dangerous contagions.
Feb 13, 2020 - 11:45 AM
Results from the 2020 edition of the European General Aviation Survey will be used by EASA to help improve GA safety policies.
Feb 13, 2020 - 9:32 AM
Airbus delivered 332 helicopters in 2019 and logged gross orders for 369 rotorcraft.