Rotorcraft

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

Kiowa Warrior final flight over Fort Bragg
Jun 6, 2016 - 12:26 PM
The U.S. Army is divesting 340 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warriors as a consequence of its 2013 Aviation Restructure Initiative.
Jun 3, 2016 - 12:25 PM
Investigators have found a fatigue failure in the main gearbox of the H225 (EC225 LP) that crashed near Bergen, Norway, in April.
Enstrom TH180
Jun 1, 2016 - 4:12 PM
The flight-test program had been halted after a hard off-airport landing that destroyed the program's first test vehicle on February 12.
Jun 1, 2016 - 9:55 AM
Lift-strut attachment is suspect number one, according to airframer.
Airbus Helicopters LifeRCraft
Jun 1, 2016 - 9:35 AM
As part of Europe's Clean Sky 2 research program, demonstrator is to fly in 2019.
Air tour helicopter over Hollywood sign
May 26, 2016 - 2:27 PM
The agency determined that some of the petitions were unfeasible on safety grounds.
May 25, 2016 - 4:25 PM
Operator offers scheduled helicopter flights between Monaco and Nice.
May 25, 2016 - 4:10 PM
Launched in June 2015, Airbus Helicopters' pilot club is still in the making.
May 25, 2016 - 12:25 PM
Passengers in an AW169 do not need headsets for a conversation, airframer claims
May 25, 2016 - 11:05 AM
Operators in Slovakia and Italy give their reasons for choosing the Bell 429 and 407GX.