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.

December 1, 2022, 7:32 AM

The "No Surprises Act" is a License To Steal

The federal "No Surprises Act" places the air ambulance industry in financial peril, according to the Association of Air Medical Services.

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5G Cell Tower
Nov 15, 2022 - 1:03 PM
Aviation coalition seeks more time to retrofit aircraft with radar altimeters resistant to 5G C-band interference.
Robinson Helicopter Founder Frank Robinson (right) with son Kurt current CEO (left) in front of Robinson Helicopter in hangar
Nov 14, 2022 - 10:09 AM
Frank Robinson, founder of iconic helicopter company, passed away over the weekend. He was 92.
Michael Graham, board member, National Transportation Safety Board
Nov 11, 2022 - 12:23 PM
The NTSB's Most Wanted List for aviation continues to advocate for establishment of safety management systems and flight data monitoring.
EAA Chapter 40 member and child participating in Young Eagles flight in plane
Nov 10, 2022 - 5:34 PM
EAA Chapter 40 in Los Angeles plans to give its 10,000th free airplane ride to a child on November 26.
GE’s CT7-2E1 helicopter engine
Nov 8, 2022 - 12:33 PM
GE Aerospace has delivered its 250th CT7-2E1 helicopter engine to Leonardo Helicopter.
Airbus H145 helicopter owned by The Helicopter and Jet Company in flight
Nov 8, 2022 - 12:07 PM
Safran Helicopter Engines will provide support-by-the-hour for The Helicopter and Jet Company's Airbus fleet in Saudi Arabia.
Airbus helicopter in flight
Nov 8, 2022 - 10:25 AM
Airbus Helicopters gained significant new fleet clients for its HCare product support program during this week's European Rotors conference.
Airbus H145 owned by German air ambulance provider DRF Luftrettung in flight
Nov 8, 2022 - 9:50 AM
German air ambulance provider DRF Luftrettung has ordered more Airbus H145 helicopters and additional services from the manufacturer.
Bristow Group Sikorsky S-92 overflying offshore oil rig
Nov 8, 2022 - 9:16 AM
Helicopter services company Bristow Group quadruples net income on modest revenue gains.
Nov 7, 2022 - 11:04 AM
The helicopter went down shortly after departing Italy's Tremiti Islands, killing all seven aboard.