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.

Jamaican Defense Force (JDF)
May 12, 2021 - 11:43 AM
The first Bell 505 was delivered in 2017. Today 300 aircraft are in operation across six continents.
May 11, 2021 - 1:15 PM
Tomorrow's rotorcraft could have systems updated in flight.
Airbus H145 Simulator
May 11, 2021 - 8:48 AM
A Thales Airbus Helicopters H145 simulator has been installed at Helisim’s simulation center on the Airbus campus in Grand Prairie, Texas.
May 10, 2021 - 12:51 PM
Ransomware attack on Colonial pipeline could wreak havoc on U.S. East Coast aviation operations.
May 6, 2021 - 1:28 PM
Columbia Helicopters and Boeing’s Aurora Flight Sciences team to develop vision system for daylight firefighting.
inReach Mini
May 5, 2021 - 8:30 AM
For low-cost airborne connectivity, a portable Iridium satcom like this one offers a useful alternative.
R44
May 3, 2021 - 11:59 AM
Robinson has been manufacturing helicopters since 1979.
Apr 30, 2021 - 12:43 PM
The company says it has enough stock of replacement collective sticks to cover the entire 505 fleet.
Bell Jet Ranger X
Apr 30, 2021 - 10:00 AM
Those deliveries also pushed the company's revenue higher while profits were down from R&D spending on the Army's Future Vertical Lift programs.
Leonardo Philadelphia flight simulators
Apr 30, 2021 - 9:35 AM
The new Leonardo academy will be operated by Rotorsim, a joint venture between Leonardo and CAE.