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.

Sikorsky S-92 operated by Bristow Norway on airport taxiway
Sep 26, 2022 - 1:12 PM
Issues with Vespel spline adapters continue to overhang S-92 main gearboxes.
Leonardo AW139, N811TA, in grass adjacent to runway following an emergency landing at the Houma-Terrebone, Louisiana Airport on Sept. 24, 2022
Sep 26, 2022 - 12:10 PM
All survive after a Bristow medevac flight experiences cockpit smoke and loss of flight controls, resulting in an emergency landing in southern Louisiana.
cross-control stall on flight display
Sep 23, 2022 - 10:38 AM
The FAA's decades-old thinking on spin training needs a new approach.
Bell 505 helicopter
Sep 22, 2022 - 2:28 PM
Growth will be driven by the demand for light helicopters, greater aftermarket demand, and the commercialization of UAM and eVTOL aircraft.
Cirrus Innovation Center
Sep 19, 2022 - 8:01 AM
Cirrus Aircraft has secured a 60-year ground lease for its recently acquired building and land in Duluth, Minnesota.
avgas fuel nozzle in aircraft wing for refueling
Sep 13, 2022 - 12:41 PM
The National Air Transportation Association has released a white paper: Unleaded Avgas Conversion Considerations for Aviation Fuel Providers.
Crashed Hansen helicopter on tuna boat deck
Sep 9, 2022 - 5:59 AM
Prosecutor: Case 'about greed.'
Flight deck view of Garmin Smart Rudder Bias equipped Beechcraft Baron
Sep 8, 2022 - 1:35 PM
Beechcraft Baron B55s with the required autopilot and display can now be equipped with Garmin's Smart Rudder Bias.
Three Bristow-owned Sikorsky-92 helicopters lined up on airport runway
Sep 8, 2022 - 10:26 AM
Bristow will provide a trio of SAR-configured Sikorsky S-92s to Norway's state-owned energy company.
MD 500E helicopter in flight
Sep 7, 2022 - 3:27 PM
MD Helicopters's assets have been acquired by a new operating company and it has appointed a new board, CEO, and senior executives.