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.

June 20, 2022, 8:53 AM

Garmin Autopilot EASA Approved for AStars

Garmin receives EASA approval for installation of its GFC 600H digital autopilot for Airbus AS350 helicopters.

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