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 in flight
Jan 21, 2016 - 11:54 AM
Collectively, the first two flight test vehicles have accumulated 78 hours.
Jan 21, 2016 - 9:12 AM
Robinson sees a soft market in 2016.
Jan 20, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Airbus teamed with Uber to offer the flights during the festival as part of what the manufacturer calls a market pilot.
Air Method Bell 407GXP
Jan 19, 2016 - 9:33 AM
This is the first of what could be up to two hundred 407GXPs delivered by Bell to Air Methods over the next decade.
Jan 19, 2016 - 9:17 AM
Two each to the California Highway Patrol and Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, and one each to the Los Angeles and Ontario Police Departments.
Jan 7, 2016 - 9:55 AM
AW139's 60-minute performance is not the end of the road, company expert says.
PSV demonstrator on ramp
Jan 6, 2016 - 11:58 AM
Russian defense ministry wants a next-generation rotorcraft that can reach 270 knots.
Jan 6, 2016 - 11:39 AM
FAA says helicopter pilots should avoid conducting running landings in skid-equipped aircraft on runways with lighting systems embedded in pavement.
Jan 5, 2016 - 9:49 AM
Name change is part of a wider overall corporate reorganization plan that merges the Finmeccanica's aerospace, defense and security assets.
Airbus X6
Dec 31, 2015 - 8:37 AM
Despite a softening commercial market, airframers do not appear to have scaled back their investment in technology.