Rotorcraft

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

Aeryon SkyRanger quadcopter
Feb 24, 2017 - 12:49 PM
Ventus Geospatial will operate the Aeryon SkyRanger quadcopter at the Foremost unmanned aircraft systems range in Alberta, Canada.
Feb 24, 2017 - 10:09 AM
In a break from the previous Indonesian policy, the service is looking beyond its traditional supplier, state-owned Indonesian Aerospace (PTDI)
UPS package truck with HorseFly drone
Feb 23, 2017 - 4:21 PM
The Workhorse Group 'HorseFly' octocopter flew a preset, autonomous route to deliver a package, then returned to its host UPS vehicle.
Feb 23, 2017 - 10:28 AM
Proceeds of the initial $300 million sale, about 12 percent of the company’s $2.35 billion value, will be used to implement its new business plan.
AW139 in flight
Feb 21, 2017 - 12:46 PM
An unspecified number of AW139s will join an earlier batch ordered in August 2016.
Bell 505 Jet Ranger X
Feb 20, 2017 - 10:14 AM
Bell holds more than 400 letters of intent for the 505 and is in the process of converting them into firm orders.
Feb 20, 2017 - 9:29 AM
GE said that operating its helicopter from Signature Flight Support at Boston Logan International Airport “has been positive.”
Indian multirole helicopter on display
Feb 16, 2017 - 6:02 PM
The target is to replace Mil Mi-17s, but a new contract to upgrade those machines is also announced at the Aero India show.
Feb 14, 2017 - 11:29 AM
Bell Helicopter has opened its first training center outside the U.S. and will start by offering Bell 429 type ratings in a TRU simulator.
Leonardo AW169
Feb 14, 2017 - 11:03 AM
This approval follows EASA certification of the new medium twin helicopter by seven months.