Rotorcraft

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

Oct 6, 2014 - 4:15 AM
Nighttime shows provide plenty of work for the Schweizer 300 with the clown face.
Oct 5, 2014 - 5:35 AM
Long-range planning and a well trained crew are key.
Oct 2, 2014 - 3:00 PM
Swiss developer flies 5,800-pound, all-composite helicopter powered by a Honeywell HTS900-2.
Oct 2, 2014 - 3:30 AM
Weather was a contributing factor
Oct 1, 2014 - 1:55 AM
A supplement to the Bell 407GX flight manual enables carriage of heavier external loads while flying in hot-and-high conditions.
Sep 25, 2014 - 3:33 PM
Airbus said the technologies being tested are “transversal,” meaning not specifically meant for any one particular helicopter model.
Sep 25, 2014 - 3:21 PM
Helibras safety manager Antonio Modesto described the event as “the realization of a personal dream” with full company support.
Sep 25, 2014 - 3:10 PM
The first flights of the upgraded Mi-171 will take place in Moscow.
Sep 25, 2014 - 2:55 PM
Bureau of Safety and Environment mulls including industry standards for design, construction and maintenance of helidecks in regulations.
Sep 18, 2014 - 2:05 PM
On Sept. 14, 1939, Igor Sikorsky lifted his experimental VS-300 helicopter “to tabletop height.”