Rotorcraft

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

Final Bell 412EP delivered to Philippines
Aug 17, 2015 - 8:38 PM
The Philippines service also accepted two AgustaWestland AW-109E armed helicopters during a ceremony at Villamor Air Base.
Aug 17, 2015 - 3:33 PM
The company is raising its credit line by $400 million with an eye to making an as yet undisclosed acquisition or acquisitions.
Aug 17, 2015 - 3:08 PM
The NYPD began taking deliveries of the 429 last year to replace its four AgustaWestland AW119 singles.
UAV in flight
Aug 17, 2015 - 2:59 PM
One Swiss helicopter operator studied and dismissed drones as a complement to its fleet.
AW609 in flight
Aug 17, 2015 - 2:35 PM
The company is on track for certification in 2017 and customer deliveries in 2018.
Helicidade, operator of this heliport just across the Pinheiros River, faces difficult economic times. Still, its loud-and-clear message is,“We’ll be here tomorrow!”
Aug 11, 2015 - 5:20 PM
Heliport operator confident of better times despite drop in activity.
Aug 11, 2015 - 5:16 PM
Aircraft will join the nearly 150 AgustaWestland light-twin helicopters that are in operation in Brazil.
Bell 429
Aug 11, 2015 - 4:10 PM
Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation have had a large fleet in Latin America and are confident of selling new and upgraded models into the market.
Aug 8, 2015 - 9:00 AM
With upgraded engines and avionics, new version targets oil-and-gas applications
AgustaWestland helicopter
Aug 7, 2015 - 2:30 PM
The European helicopter manufacturer believes its prospects are good, including for the AW609 tiltrotor.