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.

January 30, 2023, 4:23 PM

Enstrom Flies First New-production Helo Since Reopening

Enstrom flies its first new production helicopter since reopening in May 2022, a 480B.

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FPL Air One uncrewed aerial vehicle
Jan 5, 2023 - 10:56 AM
FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeks comment on mandatory radio licenses and potential spectrum interference for UAS operations.
Jan 3, 2023 - 11:07 AM
Pilot dies after Embraer Phenom 300 crashes on takeoff in Provo, Utah.
Sea World Helicopters Airbus EC130B4 tour helicopter
Jan 2, 2023 - 7:40 AM
Four dead, nine injured after pair of Airbus EC-130B4 air tour helicopters collide near Australian theme park
Electro Smart Hangar
Jan 2, 2023 - 7:11 AM
When it comes to battery charging, you can't treat an eVTOL aircraft like a Tesla car, says Australia's Electro.
Robinson R66 helicopter in flight over city
Dec 27, 2022 - 11:26 AM
Loose tail rotor tips prompted a Robinson service bulletin affecting all of its helicopter models.
Rendering of Aerus Cessna SkyCourier and Grand Caravan EX in flight
Dec 27, 2022 - 10:15 AM
Mexico's startup regional airline Aerus has placed an order for two Cessna 408 SkyCourier and four Cessna Grand Caravan EX turboprop singles.
Macbook Pro displaying Polaris Aero's FlightRisk safety application
Dec 27, 2022 - 9:48 AM
Polaris Aero has expanded its Vocus app suite of aviation safety software with a sharable FlightRisk component.
Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Covid-19 vaccine vial atop packaging
Dec 27, 2022 - 12:59 AM
The FAA has approved the one-shot Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine for pilots, air traffic controllers, and others subject to FAA medical clearance.
partial view of business jet parked at airport
Dec 27, 2022 - 12:21 AM
U.S. aircraft owners could be forced onto foreign registrations by a new FAA privacy policy.
digital rendering of helicopter with lights indicating excess vibration in rotor
Dec 21, 2022 - 10:28 AM
KULR Vibe technology utilizes artificial intelligence and on-aircraft sensors to mitigate helicopter vibrations.