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.

January 13, 2020, 7:51 PM

Leonardo Wins U.S. Navy Helo Trainer Deal

Leonardo selected to provide up to 130 training helicopters to U.S. Navy in a deal potentially worth $650 million.

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Jan 16, 2020 - 7:22 PM
Rapidly changing localized weather and pilot fatigue are two possible contributors to the fatal crash of an air tour helicopter in Hawaii.
Jan 15, 2020 - 2:20 PM
Hawaii air tour stakeholders have formed a task force to deal with the fallout from recent accidents there.
GI 275
Jan 15, 2020 - 11:48 AM
Garmin's new GI 275 touchscreen electronic display is designed to replace older mechanical and electric instruments.
Jan 15, 2020 - 10:15 AM
Tailwind Technologies has acquired Oklahoma-based Quality Aircraft Accessories.
Leonardo TH-119
Jan 13, 2020 - 7:51 PM
Leonardo selected to provide up to 130 training helicopters to U.S. Navy in a deal potentially worth $650 million.
Jan 13, 2020 - 12:27 PM
Australia air-dropping carrots to feed starving wildlife.
Nick Mayhew
Jan 13, 2020 - 12:07 PM
Helicopter training industry veteran Nick Mayhew is the new industry co-chairman of the United States Helicopter Safety Team (USHST).
Jan 9, 2020 - 11:07 AM
Swift Tactical Systems has won a $17 Million contract to provide Bahamas government agencies with an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) program.
GTN Xi
Jan 8, 2020 - 7:00 AM
Garmin unveiled the newest version of its GTN series of GPS/navcoms.
Bell Nexus
Jan 6, 2020 - 12:26 PM
Bell is demonstrating how a smart city of the future could incorporate urban air mobility vehicles running under autonomous control.