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.

Jun 1, 2020 - 10:01 AM
Citing debt, Covid-19, Universal Helicopters ceases operations
May 29, 2020 - 11:41 AM
An aviation industry coalition is concerned that a recent FCC decision will cause interference with radar altimeters.
May 28, 2020 - 3:11 PM
Covid-19 has not stopped new rotor blade research and patents at Airbus and Bell.
May 28, 2020 - 11:01 AM
By sharing flight records with Starr Insurance, pilots can obtain discounts on aircraft rental insurance.
May 27, 2020 - 12:38 PM
A new venture has been formed to help lenders to the offshore rotorcraft industry dispose of under-utilized assets.
May 23, 2020 - 7:32 AM
Flight Safety Foundation proposes strategy to reduce commercial VFR helicopter operations.
Rotak K-Max helicopter
May 22, 2020 - 9:49 AM
Forty percent of all Type 1, large helicopters exclusive use USFS firefighting contracts awarded to Kaman K-Max operators.
May 22, 2020 - 9:01 AM
Does Garmin's Autoland system mean that fully autonomous general aviation flying is next?
Bell 407
May 20, 2020 - 11:48 AM
The NTSB found that a helicopter air ambulance operator’s “inadequate management of safety” led to the fatal crash of a Survival Fight helicopter.
May 19, 2020 - 3:20 PM
EnVision can now accept flight data from third-party devices.