Rotorcraft

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

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
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.