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.

Digital rendering of Garmin GI 275 installed in a Robinson Helicopter cockpit
Jul 6, 2022 - 12:55 PM
Garmin has received STC approval for installation of its GI 275 electronic flight instrument in R44 and R22 helicopters.
Simona Sirancova, Magdalena Karska and Duncan Van De Velde share glasses of champagne in front of Bell 505 helicopter. (Photo: Bell)
Jul 6, 2022 - 10:29 AM
Bell's fleet of Europe-based 505 helicopters has grown to 65.
Passengers on the right wing and in the slide/rafts prior to arrival of the ferries.
Jul 5, 2022 - 9:00 AM
Simply hoping an aircraft ditching will not happen to you is no way to prepare for a successful outcome.
The Rogerson Kratos Top Drop conversion of the Black Hawk costs about one-third of the price of a new fire-fighting helicopter.
Jul 5, 2022 - 8:30 AM
Rogerson Kratos subsidiary Top Drop is repurposing Black Hawks to fight fires.
Computer rendering of VTOL air medic aircraft in flight over European city
Jun 30, 2022 - 11:22 PM
EASA proposed VTOL air taxi rules sets operating standards and limitations.
Jun 30, 2022 - 3:22 PM
The Helicopter Association International and the Aircraft Electronics Association are teaming on a maintenance safety management system.
Leonardo AW139 operated by Penzance Helicopters lifts off from helipad
Jun 30, 2022 - 12:38 PM
Starspeed will assume the operations of Penzance Helicopters to provide service to the Isles of Scilly.
Jun 30, 2022 - 9:13 AM
Lessor LCI is acquiring 19 helicopters from Lobo Leasing in South America, Africa, and Europe.
Jun 28, 2022 - 12:18 PM
Bombardier continues to pay down debt as workers win 18.5 percent pay raise.
Jun 22, 2022 - 5:11 PM
China recently issued its latest five-year plan for general aviation, which aims to provide a “strong legal guarantee” for advancing civil aviation.