Today, pilots of small aircraft
often rely on Visual Flight Rules operations (VFR) to detect and avoid obstacles in the air and on the ground.
A small aircraft
with seven people on board crashed at an airfield in eastern Indonesia's Papua Province on Wednesday morning, killing two and injured 5 others, local media reported.
Shedding light on a potential safety hazard that could affect hundreds of airports across the country--while calling for updated guidelines to improve aviation safety--a study by researchers at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, examined the proximity of wind farms to general aviation airports and how the small aircraft
that use them could be affected by the turbulence generated by wind turbines.
From local flight school and government, to private individuals, the companies primary focus has been on small aircraft
Orders for the new small aircraft
called the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, or MRJ, have reached 325 units.
CEO Steven Chin-A-Kwie, says small aircraft
destinations are profitable and that their airfares will depend on the luggage factor, and intends to include 12 scheduled destinations into their network.
Summary: Three Americans are believed to have been killed after their small aircraft
came down at an airport in France.
She was joined by a co-pilot and an unknown person in the back of the small aircraft
When the facility had been given to the UAE, only small aircraft
could land at the airbase.
The US has issued a nationwide warning about al-Qaeda threats to small aircraft
, days before the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
Al-Qaeda and its affiliates have maintained an interest in obtaining aviation training, particularly on small aircraft
, and in recruiting Western individuals for training in Europe or the United States, although we do not have current, credible information or intelligence of an imminent attack being planned," according to the issued bulletin.
Aviation Safety Resources (ASR), a creator of emergency-landing systems for small aircraft
, announced on Wednesday that it has been awarded patent NO.