Category Archives: General Aviation

EASA launches EU-wide GA safety campaign 

EASA and aviation authorities throughout Europe have launched a coordinated safety promotion campaign on avoiding airspace infringement. The campaign which addresses European general aviation pilots and … More ››

Comments Off on EASA launches EU-wide GA safety campaign 

Austro Control, Frequentis hail Homebriefing system success

Austrian ANSP Austro Control reports that it has been effectively processing flight plans and related data through its Homebriefing system which was successfully implemented with … More ››

Comments Off on Austro Control, Frequentis hail Homebriefing system success

NATS launches GA pre-notification tool

NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services, plans to launch an online pre-notification tool for all GA flights wishing to transit Class … More ››

Comments Off on NATS launches GA pre-notification tool

UK CAA opts for ADS-B as preferred GA tool

British aviation authorities have declared that ADS-B ‘in/out’ using 1090 MHz is their preferred national system to improve electronic conspicuity for general aviation, ideally used … More ››

Comments Off on UK CAA opts for ADS-B as preferred GA tool

China plans to launch general aviation projects

The Civil Aviation Authority China (CAAC) is preparing to rollout a two-year pilot plan project, designed to support and grow general aviation (GA) across four … More ››

Comments Off on China plans to launch general aviation projects

Trump shuts down Hudson River traffic

The morning after Donald Trump was declared president-elect, the US Secret Service has requested a temporary flight restriction over his Manhattan residence, restricting access to … More ››

Comments Off on Trump shuts down Hudson River traffic

AOPA clarifies FAA ADS-B rebate for pilots

More than 2,300 aircraft owners applied for a $500 rebate in the first two weeks of the FAA’s programme to encourage early installation of Automatic … More ››

Comments Off on AOPA clarifies FAA ADS-B rebate for pilots

NATS trials new general aviation safety beacon

NATS has successfully installed and demonstrated a new safety beacon on a crane in Newham, London in partnership with Carillion and Select Cranes. The beacon … More ››

Comments Off on NATS trials new general aviation safety beacon

US offers GA $500 ADS-B equipage incentive

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has unveiled a rebate programme to help small aircraft owners to equip their aircraft with a NextGen surveillance technology … More ››

Comments Off on US offers GA $500 ADS-B equipage incentive

Airspace violation hotspots face future policing

The number of serious airspace infringements at six of the highest-risk air traffic zones in the UK, should be cut by much as 50 per … More ››

Comments Off on Airspace violation hotspots face future policing