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.

Airbus Helicopters H225 Super Puma
May 2, 2022 - 8:25 AM
Airbus H225 helicopters have found new life and missions in the wake of the 2016 offshore accident.
Apus Group's i-2 hydrogen-powered twin-motor airplane
May 1, 2022 - 9:08 AM
Apus Group is developing a family of composite aircraft that will store hydrogen in circular wing spar fuel tanks.
Computer rendering of the exterior of Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum building
Apr 29, 2022 - 8:48 AM
FedEx, Garmin, and Lockheed Martin have pledged support of a new STEM and history museum honoring the legacy of world-renowned aviatrix Amelia Earhart.
Pipistrel Velis electric airplane
Apr 28, 2022 - 2:50 AM
Pipistrel hopes to begin deliveries of its Velis Electro electric-powered training airplane in the U.S. next year after changes to FAA regulations.
Hyfly hydrogen-powered proof-of-concept prototype airplane
Apr 27, 2022 - 4:36 PM
Flight Design aims to begin flight tests of its hydrogen-powered Hyfly research airplane in 2023.
Ukrainian rescue helicopter in flight
Apr 26, 2022 - 10:22 AM
The CEO of Vita has hand-delivered the company's Vita Rescue System for helicopter rescue load stabilization into an active war zone in Ukraine.
R22 helicopter
Apr 25, 2022 - 2:59 PM
A Massachusetts man who had his license revoked in 2000 following a conviction for helicopter theft has now been found guilty of flying without a license.
Tru SkyCourier flight simulator interior
Apr 21, 2022 - 11:57 AM
The Cessna SkyCourier flight simulator is based at FlightSafety International's Wichita East Learning Center.
Nose view of Gulfstream aircraft equipped with Satcom Direct’s FlightDeck Freedom on the ramp with door open
Apr 21, 2022 - 9:16 AM
Satcom Direct’s FlightDeck Freedom has been selected as the default datalink for new Gulfstream aircraft.
Members of Rocket Lab Recovery Team (as identified by logos on black tee shirts) surrounding a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter on the airport ramp
Apr 19, 2022 - 10:59 AM
A Sikorsky S-92 helicopter will be used in an attempt to recover Rocket Lab's reusable Electron satellite booster mid-air following the rocket launch.