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Touchdown autorotations removed from helicopter CFI test

Advocacy | Apr 12, 2016

The FAA no longer requires demonstrations of straight-in or 180-degree autorotations to touchdown on helicopter instructor practical tests.

Finmeccanica introduces light turbine single

Article | Mar 03, 2016

Finmeccanica's AW009 will be the newest turbine light single, competing directly with Airbus and Bell for the introductory market.

Sikorsky salutes rescuers

Article | Mar 02, 2016

Sikorsky honored Los Angeles firefighters at the 2016 Heli-Expo for their bravery in a daring and successful helicopter rescue.

Rotors showcased in Louisville

Article | Mar 02, 2016

Despite a precipitous fall of the oil and gas portion of the industry, the Helicopter Association International's 2016 convention was surprisingly upbeat.

Good news, bad news in Honeywell helicopter delivery forecast

Article | Feb 29, 2016

Helicopter deliveries are expected to slow around 10 percent over the next five years, according to Honeywell's annual operator survey.

New Breitling watch logs flight time

Article | Dec 17, 2015

Breitling’s new Exospace B55 timepiece, introduced at its New York City boutique Dec. 16, functions as a timepiece and a logbook. With a few button-pushes, it can send flight times and other measurements to smartphones or computers.

Textron hints at new Cessna jets

Article | Oct 27, 2015

Cessna will discuss details of the new Longitude and show its now-delivered Latitude jet, and the company may even announce a new jet program during the National Business Aviation Association convention in Las Vegas in November.

AOPA to help guide drone registration policy

Advocacy | Oct 26, 2015

AOPA will help determine the specifics of a new registration policy for drones as part of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration Task Force.

South Carolina floods documented by air

Article | Oct 08, 2015

After two feet of rainfall flooded South Carolina, general aviation aircraft documented the disaster and assisted in recovery efforts.