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.

Flight Design electric F2e
Apr 11, 2019 - 8:35 AM
With two- and four-seat versions, the family will range from ultralight and type-certified models to an electric-powered variant.
Jetcopter VTOL mockup at Aero Friedrichshafen
Apr 11, 2019 - 7:12 AM
The design was refined to meet anticipated EASA regulations and to provide more horsepower.
Diamond DA50
Apr 11, 2019 - 6:25 AM
Plans call to bring the aircraft to market next year as the company is scaling up production and growing employment.
Apr 10, 2019 - 11:00 PM
Chinese Academy of Engineering highlights economic importance of growing general aviation.
VRT500 single on display
Apr 10, 2019 - 3:10 PM
New light single VRT500 coaxial model could be in production by 2021
Flaris first flight
Apr 10, 2019 - 2:41 PM
Polish single engine personal jet flies six years after first announced
Volocopter in flight
Apr 10, 2019 - 11:01 AM
Honeywell intertial measurement based AHRS will fly on Volocopter eVTOL later this year
Wing drone delivery
Apr 10, 2019 - 10:21 AM
Alphabet's Wing unit rolls out drone to home delivery service in Canberra
Apr 10, 2019 - 9:23 AM
Piper also is seeing growth in European market with a new dealer in France, Flying Smart, and EASA validation of the Garmin G1000 NXi avionics on the M500.
Apr 10, 2019 - 8:48 AM
Initial survey results show flight schools and flying clubs log the most flying hours, while 10 percent of aircraft are registered in a different nation.