All General aviation articles – Page 3

  • Chipmunk OY-ALD collision damage-c-HCL

    Chipmunk badly damaged in Danish formation-flight collision


    Investigators have disclosed that the pilots of two De Havilland Chipmunks escaped injury after the aircraft – part of a formation flight – collided over Denmark. The Chipmunks were among four aircraft taking part in a formation training flight, in daylight and visual weather conditions, on 14 May. They had ...

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    Pilots of PA-28 lost over Channel unqualified to fly in cloud


    UK investigators examining the disappearance of a Piper PA-28 light aircraft over the English Channel have disclosed that its pilots were flying through cloud, despite neither being qualified for instrument conditions, when contact was lost. The single-engined PA-28 was one of a group of seven aircraft undertaking a Channel crossing ...

  • ZeroAvia testbed

    Investigators yet to detail power loss behind ZeroAvia M350 forced-landing accident


    UK accident investigators have disclosed few additional details of the crash involving an experimental hydrogen-electric Piper M350 a year ago, beyond stating that the aircraft suffered a power loss. The aircraft (G-HYZA) had been modified with an electric motor powered by hydrogen fuel cells, and was carrying out test flights ...

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    FAA and aviation stakeholders launch unleaded fuel initiative


    The Federal Aviation Administration and general aviation (GA) interest groups have agreed on a roadmap to phase out the use of leaded fuel for GA aircraft in the USA by 2030.

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    Fatal Jodel crash probe finds pilot unlicensed and aircraft unmaintained


    Australian investigators have discontinued an investigation into a fatal light aircraft crash after finding a catalogue of operational violations including the fact that it was being flown by an unlicensed pilot. The Jodel D11’s engine started intermittently cutting out at a height of 60ft, almost immediately after take-off from Ball ...

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    Komsomolsk envisioned as eastern manufacturing site for LMS-901


    Russian manufacturer Baikal Engineering is to establish an aerospace centre for regional aviation in the eastern Khabarovsk region, which is envisioned as a production facility for the new LMS-901 utility aircraft. The proposal has the support of the Russian ministry of regional development and the Far East and Arctic development ...

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    DHC-2’s trim and balance scrutinised after fatal crash during parachute lift


    Swedish investigators are closely examining elevator trim settings, and weight and balance calculations, as part of the inquiry into a fatal De Havilland Canada DHC-2 crash during a parachute drop. None of the nine occupants – a pilot and eight parachutists – survived after the single-engined aircraft, which had climbed ...

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    Convertible ‘AirCar’ secures Slovakian certification


    Slovakian authorities have granted a certificate of airworthiness to a road vehicle capable of transitioning to an aircraft, following a 70h flight-test campaign. The KleinVision AirCar, powered by a 1.6-litre BMW engine, undertook over 200 sorties as part of the certification effort. Transport Authority of Slovakia’s civil aviation director Rene ...

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    Ural’s new LMS-901 utility aircraft becomes airborne during runway tests


    Ural civil aviation plant UZGA’s multi-purpose LMS-901 Baikal, the utility aircraft intended to replace the Antonov An-2, has become airborne for the first time. The aircraft briefly lifted off the runway during a series of tests over the course of 14-18 January. Its developers had conducted low-speed taxi checks, before ...

  • Prosperity I-c-AutoFlight

    China’s AutoFlight seeks EASA certification for Prosperity I eVTOL taxi


    Chinese electric vertical take-off and landing specialist AutoFlight is preparing to embark on a European certification bid for its Prosperity I air taxi aircraft. It has established a European operation at Augsburg airport and is pursuing approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency for the three-passenger eVTOL aircraft by ...

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    Lessor GTLK to supply Grand Caravan fleet to improve Kamchatka connectivity


    Russian leasing firm GTLK is to support the development of a relatively new operator in the eastern Kamchatka peninsula, supplying a fleet of Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft. The operator, Kamchatka Airlines, is intending to offer improved regional connectivity in the area, which features remotely-located settlements. GTLK says it will ...

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    Fresh funding edges HAV closer to Airlander production


    UK airship developer Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) is on the cusp of advancing its Airlander programme into its production phase, following a successful funding drive.

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    Wrong turn took student's PA-28 into approach path of 737


    South African investigators have found that the student pilot of a Piper PA-28 turned in the wrong direction after an air traffic control instruction, flying just 100ft directly above a Boeing 737-400 on approach to East London airport. The student was conducting a solo navigation flight on 25 August, from ...

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    US court denies Wisk’s request for injunction against Archer


    A US court has dismissed a motion for an injunction against urban air mobility start-up Archer Aviation, brought by competitor Wisk Aero.

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    AOPA blasts FAA for policy change on certain types of aircraft


    The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is sharply criticising the Federal Aviation Administration for a sudden policy change regarding giving or receiving flight instruction in several categories of general aviation aircraft.

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    Convertible ‘AirCar’ vehicle carries out flight between Slovakian airports


    Creators of a road vehicle which can transition to an aircraft have carried out a developmental flight between airports in Slovakia, operating a 35min sortie from Nitra to the capital Bratislava. The KleinVision AirCar, which has already completed over 40h of test flights, carried out the inter-city operation on 28 ...

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    Archer Aviation reveals its ‘Maker’ eVTOL


    Urban air mobility developer Archer Aviation has unveiled a prototype of an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle that it hopes have certified and enter into service by 2024.

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    eVTOL developer Wisk files motion for preliminary injunction against Archer


    Urban air mobility aircraft developer Wisk Aero has filed a court motion to prevent competitor Archer Aviation from using what it calls its “confidential trade secrets” it claims Archer stole, before the case goes to trial.

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    Beta raises $368m to support development of its Alia aircraft


    Beta Technologies, a developer of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL), has raised $368 million in funding to support development of its Alia aircraft

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    Flight schools, instructors face regulatory questions following US court ruling


    Flight instructors fear a recent US court ruling could cause major headaches for the pilot-training community, just as airlines begin to again warn of a pilot shortage in the coming years.