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.

D2 Air
Feb 15, 2021 - 8:53 AM
Garmin's D2 Air smartwatch packs a lot of features into a more reasonably priced device with an Amoled touchscreen.
Feb 15, 2021 - 7:49 AM
A new Airbus HCare support contract will cover Air Methods fleet of 80 EC135 light twins.
Feb 12, 2021 - 2:19 PM
HAI encourages industry to use its vast menu of helicopter safety programs that address culture, processes, training, and technology.
USHST video
Feb 11, 2021 - 10:56 AM
U.S. Helicopter Safety Team releases video on the perils of flying VFR into IMC.
Feb 9, 2021 - 2:39 PM
Pilot, operator faulted by NTSB in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash.
Feb 5, 2021 - 8:25 AM
Bell recently delivered the first European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)-certified Bell 505 NXi.
Feb 4, 2021 - 10:58 AM
The newly EASA-approved Garmin GI 275 flight displays are available for installation in a variety of aircraft types.
Feb 4, 2021 - 8:38 AM
The helipad at former President Trump’s Florida Mar-a-Lago club is being removed.
Kopter SH09
Feb 4, 2021 - 7:22 AM
The flight test crew of a modified Kopter SH09 reported improved handling and stability.
Feb 3, 2021 - 1:27 PM
The worldwide fleet of 1,100 AW139 twin engined rotorcraft have amassed more than three million flight hours since the model was placed into service.