Rotorcraft

News and issues regarding all manner of civil and military rotorcraft and their powerplants, including helicopters, tilt rotors and unmanned air vehicles.

Jun 30, 2016 - 1:30 PM
Move is designed to thwart a proposed plan by Helicopter Flight Services (HFS), operating as HeliNY, to establish a helitour base from a barge.
Jun 30, 2016 - 12:45 PM
R&D will focus on human factors research in areas such as aircrew health monitoring and helmet fatigue.
Jun 29, 2016 - 9:23 AM
Norway's accident investigation bureau said the fatigue phenomenon appears to have its origin on the inner surface of the second-stage planet gear.
Turbomeca combuster
Jun 26, 2016 - 4:34 PM
Safran Helicopter Engines (Turbomeca) has found a way to keep the flow swirling in the combustor.
Mars Helicopter
Jun 23, 2016 - 4:19 AM
The small helicopter will serve as a scout vehicle for a surface rover.
Jun 22, 2016 - 4:25 PM
Helicopter EMS companies are pushing back against health insurers who are either outright denying patient claims or reimbursing them at low rates.
Jun 21, 2016 - 2:26 PM
Current regs inadequate for fly-by-wire helicopters
Jun 21, 2016 - 2:03 PM
One operator wants to move to avoid restrictions in New York City but is meeting resistance at its planned alternate location.
Jun 20, 2016 - 11:19 AM
The helicopter demonstrated landings and takeoffs at 15,200 feet.
Jun 20, 2016 - 9:01 AM
Order builds on a previous contract for 10.