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.

Oct 1, 2021 - 9:45 AM
Sikorsky Firehawks prove major game-changer as California confronts another record wildfire season.
Air Methods
Oct 1, 2021 - 9:11 AM
Intelligent application of new technologies promises to have a dramatic impact on helicopter safety.
Catalyst first flight
Sep 30, 2021 - 3:00 PM
GE Aviation made the first flight with its new fadec-equipped Catalyst turboprop engine this afternoon in Berlin.
Sep 29, 2021 - 11:33 AM
ASTM’s proposed standard is designed to provide guidance for factors that will determine inspections or replacement intervals for airplane components.
Sep 27, 2021 - 8:58 AM
CHC Helicopter is celebrating #HeliSARWeek on its social media.
CHC Sikorsky S-92
Sep 23, 2021 - 1:39 PM
Helicopter operator CHC has completed the first flight of a Sikorsky S-92 on sustainable aviation fuel.
Sep 22, 2021 - 11:09 AM
Bell is promoting its new super-medium twin to offshore energy and military customers in the region.
Airbus H130 Flightlab
Sep 21, 2021 - 10:27 AM
Airbus Helicopters says experimental electric engine backup system could eventually lead to serial production hybrid engine models.
Airbus H125
Sep 16, 2021 - 10:01 AM
Phoenix PD calls Airbus H125 "best aircraft for the job."
GFC 600
Sep 15, 2021 - 10:29 AM
Garmin has received FAA approval for Smart Rudder Bias in the Cessna 414A and for the GFC 600 autopilot in the Piper Meridian.