Rotorcraft

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

May 6, 2014 - 3:55 AM
The new simulator will be based at AgustaWestland’s new simulation building at the A. Marchetti Training Academy in Sesto Calende, Italy.
May 4, 2014 - 2:25 AM
Under its Matrix technology program, Sikorsky is flying an S-76 that can “see” and select a landing spot.
May 1, 2014 - 3:05 PM
Textron’s aviation division delivered 35 Cessna Citations and eight King Airs during the first quarter, while Bell shipped 34 helicopters.
May 1, 2014 - 2:53 PM
The S-92 training program under the joint venture will support flight training for all of Lider’s S-92 pilots.
May 1, 2014 - 2:40 PM
Two-axis autopilot and stability augmentation systems will be installed in its fleet of helicopters over the next three years.
Apr 29, 2014 - 2:54 PM
AW609 test aircraft made more than 70 power-off conversions from airplane to helicopter mode.
Apr 22, 2014 - 2:55 PM
The FAA said the original deadline did not give stakeholders and the agency “sufficient time to prepare” and was “contrary to the public interest.”
Apr 22, 2014 - 2:50 PM
The upgraded version of the light twin received European certification last week.
Apr 22, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Chinese company will use the helicopter for sightseeing tours, executive transport and agriculture support.