Rotorcraft

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

Bell 525 Ship Two
Sep 3, 2015 - 10:05 AM
Bell remains on track to complete flight testing with five ships flying an estimated 1,500 hours by the end of next year.
Common Infrared Countermeasures system
Sep 1, 2015 - 9:40 AM
The Common Infrared Countermeasures Systems will eventually protect hundreds of helicopters and other aircraft from missile threats.
Aug 28, 2015 - 7:30 AM
Some experts worry the state's UH-1Hs might not be able to safely haul the 324-gallon water buckets being sling from beneath the aircraft.
NHV H175
Aug 27, 2015 - 12:08 PM
Dutch operator NHV operating two H175 medium twins in the North Sea. German operator HTM receives H135 for offshore windfarm ops.
Aug 26, 2015 - 6:59 PM
The Mi-38-2 features Russian Klimov engines and will soon be offered with a VIP interior.
North Sea helicopter pilots
Aug 26, 2015 - 9:50 AM
Job cuts put safety at risk, union says.
Bell 505 high-altitude testing
Aug 25, 2015 - 11:13 AM
Bell 505 is approximately halfway through its flight-test program and is on track to gain Transport Canada certification by year-end.
Aug 21, 2015 - 4:15 PM
Government funds promised for the projects have not been forthcoming
Bristow Airbus Helicopters H175
Aug 19, 2015 - 9:22 AM
Continuing slump in oil prices is hitting the OGP services industry hard, says one operator.
Aug 18, 2015 - 12:14 PM
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has delivered the first nine T129s; will stage demonstrations in Poland this weekend