Rotorcraft

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

Torrance, California-based Robinson Helicopter rolled out its 12,000th helicopter, a turbine-powered R66, in late December. The milestone helicopter will be delivered to South African dealer Hover Dynamics and eventually will fly charters and air tour flights at Fly Karoo Air Services in the Graff-Reinet area.
Mar 6, 2017 - 2:00 PM
The company reached the milestone delivered its first helicopter, the R22, in 1979.
Mar 6, 2017 - 1:30 PM
Pratt & Whitney Canada is introducing a range of predictive and prognostic technology to make its helicopter engines more cost effective to operate.
Mar 6, 2017 - 1:00 PM
The helicopter features the Airbus Helionix glass cockpit avionics system as well as a Fenestron enclosed tail rotor and Safran Arriel 2E engines.
Mar 6, 2017 - 12:30 PM
Tests were conducted in Spain last July at a facility capability of simulating the certification requirements.
ysong Enterprises recently delivered two Bell Helicopter 407GXs to PHI Air Medical, the first of the kind to join PHI’s fleet. photo: Mariano Rosales
Mar 6, 2017 - 12:00 PM
One of the newly modified aircraft will be on display at Heli-Expo.
Part 142 night vision goggle training for the Airbus Helicopters H135 and Bell 212 and 412EP is now being offered by FlightSafety Interational. The training includes eight hours of ground instruction and another eight hours in a simulator.
Mar 6, 2017 - 11:30 AM
FlghtSafety is adding new NVG and operational control specialist courses.
Mar 6, 2017 - 11:09 AM
The panels provide an affordable path to NVIS upgrades.
Mar 6, 2017 - 10:24 AM
Pawan Hans Helicopters is operating a new heliport in the northwest of the Indian capital Delhi.
Mar 6, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Enstrom is test flying its second TN180, while a third is undergoing static testing and will fly soon.
Bell Helicopter hopes to soon resume flight testing of its super medium Bell 525. Flight testing has been halted since the crash of FTV1 last July in Italy, Texas.
Mar 6, 2017 - 9:45 AM
Bell Helicopter XworX engineers are forging ahead on testing of Bell 525 systems in preparation for the resumption of flight testing.