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.

Avfuel-branded FBOs at SDC 2023
Jan 25, 2023 - 12:32 PM
The company reflects on its history and looks ahead at NBAA's Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference this week in Nashville.
Spring Adamo (fourth from right) presents check to Midge Donald for Dress for Success New Orleans (Photo: Curt Epstein)
Jan 23, 2023 - 8:51 AM
Spring Adamo, a longtime business aviation scheduler and former chair of the S&D Committee, is this year’s recipient of the S&D Leadership Award.
100LL avgas being dispensed into piston aircraft wing tanks
Jan 19, 2023 - 9:58 AM
In comments to the EPA's proposed endangerment finding on leaded avgas, seven general aviation groups cautioned on need for safe transition to unleaded.
helicopter on helipad atop offshore energy platform
Jan 18, 2023 - 12:09 PM
NTSB preliminary report notes that no eyewitnesses or video exists in investigation of a Bell 407 that crashed on takeoff from Gulf Coast energy platform.
Ultimate Aviation Group helicopter crew lined up and entering Airbus Helicopter
Jan 17, 2023 - 12:14 PM
CHC Helicopter Group is selling Offshore UK following competition finding.
fleet of Bombardier aircraft in flight over coast
Jan 17, 2023 - 11:26 AM
Bombardier says 2022 financial results will be better than forecasted.
European Rotors booth at HAI Heli-Expo 2022
Jan 17, 2023 - 10:32 AM
The 2023 European Rotors conference will be held in Madrid from November 28 to 30.
Trim wheel on Garmin GFC 500 being adjusted by pilot
Jan 16, 2023 - 12:13 PM
Pending the latest fix, owners of aircraft affected by the potential Garmin GFC 500 runaway trim issue had to disable elevator pitch trim systems.
Jan 13, 2023 - 10:32 AM
Three medevac crewmembers died when an air ambulance crashed off Maui in December.
Bristow Bell 525 helicopter
Jan 12, 2023 - 11:36 PM
Bristow signs $176 million deal to refinance debt associated with UK SAR contract.