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.

Bell 505 on ramp
Dec 4, 2018 - 11:21 AM
Bell has delivered the first law-enforcement configured 505 light single.
Kaman K-Max single-engine helicopter
Nov 28, 2018 - 1:51 PM
Kaman commits to third lot of new build K-Max helicopters
Nov 28, 2018 - 10:58 AM
Jack Elliott, author of the longest running aviation column in a mainstream media outlet at 38 years, dies at 94.
Nov 27, 2018 - 10:31 AM
Avionics training is provided by Gary Reeves and, Avidyne's official training partner.
Nov 27, 2018 - 9:29 AM
The proposed airworthiness directive would mandate new repetitive inspections for main rotor blade cracks.
Nov 26, 2018 - 7:20 AM
Waypoint Leasing has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy and put itself up for sale.
Kopter SH09
Nov 22, 2018 - 7:20 PM
Kopter Group announced the first flight of its third SH09 test helicopter this week.
Nov 21, 2018 - 5:42 AM
A new study concludes that drones can transport organs faster and cheaper than manned aircraft.
Piper Archer DX
Nov 21, 2018 - 2:03 AM
The diesel-powered single-engine Archer might have new life in large training academies.
Nov 20, 2018 - 8:18 AM
The USHST reports that the overall accident rate is declining.