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.

September 14, 2020, 3:00 PM

Covid Crisis Spurs $2B Plunge in 1H20 Genav Billings

All sectors of general aviation experienced a downturn in the first half of 2020, according to statistics released by GAMA.

Read More
H135
Sep 17, 2020 - 9:24 AM
NASA has signed a $15 million HCare Infinite maintenance agreement with Airbus Helicopters.
FlyQ
Sep 15, 2020 - 9:36 AM
AFV Partners' purchase of Seattle Avionics signals a new level of competition in the aviation chart data market.
Sep 14, 2020 - 4:15 PM
The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is looking to reboot its Accreditation Program of Safety (APS) later this year.
HondaJets (Photo:Honda Aircraft)
Sep 14, 2020 - 3:00 PM
All sectors of general aviation experienced a downturn in the first half of 2020, according to statistics released by GAMA.
Airbus H160.
Sep 10, 2020 - 1:35 PM
The Airbus H160's full-time automatic flight control system makes the pilot's job much easier.
Sep 9, 2020 - 10:53 AM
The DOT Office of Inspector General recommended that the FAA improve its processes for verifying BasicMed eligibility and safety monitoring.
Sep 9, 2020 - 9:17 AM
GPMS has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification approval for its Foresight MX health monitoring system on the Airbus AS350.
Bell 214ST
Sep 6, 2020 - 4:56 PM
Bell has begun type certificate (TC) transfer for the model 214ST and B/B1 helicopters to Erickson.
Sep 2, 2020 - 10:54 AM
Tokyo’s Metropolitan Government is evaluating the Leonardo AW609 tiltrotor to deliver service to Ogasawara island.
MD530F
Aug 31, 2020 - 6:49 PM
MD Helicopters has received FAA approval to increase the MD530F’s max gross take-off weight from 3,100 to 3,350 pounds.