News and issues regarding all manner of civil and military rotorcraft and their powerplants, including helicopters, tilt rotors and unmanned air vehicles.
While delivery numbers were down, the average unit price sold increased substantially thanks to customer-specified options.
Helicopters are particularly vulnerable to these attacks.
Alert Service Bulletin from Sikorsky calls for a special one-time inspection of the tail rotor and bearing assemblies.
Unlike tiltrotors such the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey or Leonardo AW609, the "Blue Whale" is a quad proprotor design.
With their longer lives and slower depreciation rates, helicopters are generally more attractive for leasing than airplanes.
The Italian industrial concern acquired the remaining 60 percent of shares in a joint venture that developed the SD-Hero unmanned helicopter.
The helicopter EMS industry is reducing the number of accidents and fatalities.
Bell Holds More than 400 Letters of Intent from 505 customers.
The helicopter is the Chinese manufactured version of the Airbus Helicopters H175.
EASA had previously permitted the helicopters to return to flight.