Rotorcraft

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

Sep 5, 2017 - 10:56 AM
Doug Kitani succeeds Andrew Mills, who stepped into the role on an acting basis in May following the company's bankruptcy exit.
CH-53K King Stallion
Sep 4, 2017 - 11:42 AM
Plans call for Lockheed Martin-Sikorsky to deliver the first two production helicopters to the U.S. Marine Corps in 2020.
Aug 31, 2017 - 3:28 PM
Bell 204B and Bell 205A pitch-change chain cracking has been a known issue for years.
Kamov Ka-52 Alligator
Aug 28, 2017 - 1:54 PM
Russian Helicopters expects to deliver 15 twin-seat Ka-52 attack helicopters to Egypt by the end of the year.
Aug 28, 2017 - 12:21 PM
Sealed in June, the 100-ship order is worth approximately $300 million and finalizes a framework agreement the company entered with Shaanxi in 2016.
Aug 22, 2017 - 1:01 PM
The rationale for developing the model was to improve its operating economics and make it more attractive to the export market.
Aug 21, 2017 - 11:24 AM
Leonardo led jump in quarterly deliveries, up 30 units.
Aug 17, 2017 - 11:13 AM
Major oil producers—including Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Shell, Total, BP, Murphy, Anadarko, and Statoil—bid $121.1 million for drilling rights.
BLR Aerospace's FastFin as installed on the H125
Aug 16, 2017 - 11:46 AM
Certified last year by the FAA and recently approved by EASA, the kit is available through the aftermarket or as a factory installed STC.
Aug 15, 2017 - 12:30 PM
Since its inception in 2013, Waypoint has been active in supporting oil and gas, utility, firefighting and other industrial-focused helicopter operators.