Rotorcraft

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

California-based Precision Flight Controls expects its Bell 206B/407GX flight training device to soon receive FAA AATD approval.  Photo: R. Randall Padfield
Mar 8, 2017 - 12:00 PM
The company is working in partnership with Ryan Aerospace to bring the Bell 206B/407GX Jet Ranger AATD to the market.
EASA has given the okay to Airbus Helicopters for a weight increase and flight into limited icing for its H175 super-medium twin. Approvals for automated rig approaches and a sand filter are pending, according to Airbus.
Mar 8, 2017 - 11:45 AM
Approval for automated rig approach and s sand filter are expected soon.
Mar 8, 2017 - 11:15 AM
The company was founded in 1992 by Allan Stallery in Harrison, Ohio.
Mar 8, 2017 - 11:01 AM
The company has developed new crystal technology for use of instruments in high temperatures.
Bruce Webb will work with industry to improve helicopter safety.
Mar 8, 2017 - 10:50 AM
As part of his new position, Webb will work to improve helicopter safety and strengthen Airbus’s involvement with aviation organizations.
Mar 8, 2017 - 10:45 AM
The Hungarian unit has operated MD500Es since the late 1980s and currently flies three.
Mar 8, 2017 - 10:40 AM
Waypoint is entering the China market and adding lease customers in Indonesia and South Africa.
Mar 8, 2017 - 10:35 AM
The discounts include flat-rate pricing for overhauls.
Van Horn B206L blades
Mar 8, 2017 - 10:33 AM
First flight of with the composite blades was completed in February.
Vector Aerospace v-p of business development for airframe and avionics solutions Elvis Moniz (left) and Astronautics president Chad Cundiff sign an MoU to pursue STCs for the Roadrunner EFI installations in several helicopter models.
Mar 8, 2017 - 10:16 AM
Astronautics and Vector sign an MOU to collaborate on STCs.