Rotorcraft

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

Bell Helicopter CEO Mitch Snyder believes that the market has hit the bottom.
Mar 7, 2017 - 2:33 PM
Snyder is encouraged that conversion rates of the 400 letters of intent for Bell's new 505 light single have been good.
A software update for the Lynx NGT-9000 ADS-B unit enhances situational awareness features.
Mar 7, 2017 - 2:00 PM
The software 2.1 release provides five improvements that range from enhanced situational awareness to simplified interface features.
DAC International has received FAA supplemental type certificate approval to install the Esterline CMC (Booth 3207) CMA-6800 LCD display on the Sikorsky S-76B/C series helicopter, including the S-76C+/C++ models.
Mar 7, 2017 - 1:30 PM
THE CMA-6800 has received approval for installation on multiple platforms.
CHC president and CEO Karl Fessenden is putting a renewed focus on customers.
Mar 7, 2017 - 1:00 PM
As it celebrates its 70th anniversary, CHC Helicopters looks to its past as it reimagines the future.
Bell Helicopter’s FCX-001 concept helicopter
Mar 7, 2017 - 12:35 PM
Bell's new FCX-001 concept helicopter offers a glimpse into future rotorcraft technologies.
The “MAGnificent” VIP interior for the Bell 505 includes cup holders, stowage pockets, leather-wrapped flight control boots, modified foam packages and trim pieces on the existing seat frames and new interior panels.
Mar 7, 2017 - 12:33 PM
Macaer hopes to win certification for the 505 interior by early 2018.
Mar 7, 2017 - 12:31 PM
The forum will run from May 9-11 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
Mar 7, 2017 - 12:19 PM
The agreement for the acquisition comprises avionics parts for both military and civil aviation aircraft.
A Fire Attack System-equipped Columbia Helicopters CH-47D Chinook sent leaves blowing on its arrival here at Heli-Expo on Saturday. The big helicopter’s fire-suppression system has a 2,800-gallon water tank.  Photo: Matt Thurber
Mar 7, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Fresh off a busy fire season, Columbia Helicopters is displaying one of its CH-47 Chinooks, equipped with the largest internal water tanks on a helicopter.
Mar 7, 2017 - 11:30 AM
The family-owned business provides a wide variety of helicopter components.