Rotorcraft

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

Feb 29, 2016 - 9:00 AM
Sales of helicopter services have slowed dramatically in the once-busy Brazil oil sector.
The Italian-flag ferry Norman Atlantic burned in high winds at sea, putting the lives of nearly 500 in peril. Italian military helicopter pilots plucked them all to safety one at a time.
Feb 29, 2016 - 9:00 AM
A daring rescue at sea over 72 hours took teamwork and stamina to succeed.
H125 with FastFin in flight
Feb 29, 2016 - 7:01 AM
FAA certification is expected later this year, with EASA and ANAC nods to follow.
Feb 29, 2016 - 5:29 AM
The kit MaxViewKit 350 will increase visibility by a factor of 10, the company claims.
Matt Zuccaro
Feb 29, 2016 - 3:54 AM
Matt Zuccaro says he’s seen this movie before and likes the ending.
Feb 28, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Mitch Snyder hinted that new Bell models may be coming, although he plans to spend money on existing types.
Feb 28, 2016 - 1:00 PM
Ed Stockhausen will serve as director of safety, while Becky Ross becomes the company’s second director of transport business services.
Boston MedFlight performs an average of 150 aeromedical transports each month.
Feb 28, 2016 - 11:45 AM
Boston MedFlight and FAA team up to create IFR approaches to Boston city hospital helipads.
Feb 28, 2016 - 11:15 AM
The company is prepping its third optionally piloted aircraft as it eyes possible technology transfers into service.
Feb 28, 2016 - 11:15 AM
A high altitude long-line rescue earns Laing Pilot of the Year