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.

Nov 13, 2020 - 11:35 AM
The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) needs $500,000 in donations to continue operations.
Nov 10, 2020 - 12:23 PM
Two dead, two survive after a pair of Guimbal Cabri G2 light helicopters collided in mid-air on Sunday in Malaysia.
Nov 9, 2020 - 4:58 PM
Multitasking allows Avidyne's IFD100 app to run in a split-screen alongside other multitasking-capable apps.
H135
Nov 9, 2020 - 4:41 PM
Airbus Helicopters has delivered its 1,400th H135 light twin. The ship was sold to French HEMS operator Mont Blanc.
Colombian Air Force Cessna 172
Nov 6, 2020 - 11:02 AM
Textron Aviation's Cessna Skyhawk 172s will be used by the Fuerza Aérea Colombiana for initial pilot training.
Life Link III AW109 Trekker
Nov 5, 2020 - 7:57 AM
U.S. EMS operator Life Link III has ordered the first Leonardo AW109 Trekker light twin for the U.S. air ambulance market.
H125
Nov 4, 2020 - 1:32 PM
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department began using its helicopter fleet to securely deliver ballot boxes
Nov 4, 2020 - 8:48 AM
Certain on-demand and general aviation operators are now eligible to participate in a limited Covid-19 testing program at Calgary International Airport.
Nov 3, 2020 - 1:53 PM
Airbus research into helicopter noise is being used to evaluate potential eVTOL designs.
Nov 3, 2020 - 10:21 AM
Hill Helicopters revealed its 400-shp Hill GT50 light turbine engine designed specifically for the new Hill HX50 single.