Rotorcraft

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

Apr 11, 2016 - 9:00 AM
The industry-government partnership is targeting a reduction to 0.61 fatal accidents per 100,000 flight hours by 2019.
AW139 in flight
Apr 11, 2016 - 8:00 AM
Active in Asia, Africa and Latin America, Héli-Union sees decline in oil-and-gas activity but bets on new aircraft to meet oil firms’ requirements.
Apr 7, 2016 - 8:00 PM
Business jet and helicopter markets in China have cooled due a slowing economy and an anti-luxury backlash.
Apr 7, 2016 - 12:09 PM
The new light single helicopters will be used by PT Whitesky for air-taxi operations throughout Indonesia and its more than 14,000 islands.
Apr 6, 2016 - 10:00 AM
The air ambulance service will expand its board of directors.
Apr 6, 2016 - 7:58 AM
The name change will take effect in January 2017.
Apr 5, 2016 - 12:03 PM
The company has updated the hour meter and offers an updated hub and redesigned main rotor spindles.
Kamov Ka-52 Alligator
Apr 5, 2016 - 9:15 AM
Russia started using both the Ka-52 and the Mil Mi-28 attack helicopters in its campaign to bolster the Syrian Arab Army.
AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat
Apr 1, 2016 - 9:52 AM
With the order, the Philippines becomes the third customer for the improved Lynx helicopter, joining the UK and Korea.
Bell 505 signing
Mar 31, 2016 - 12:26 PM
Latin American customers account for nearly a quarter of the five-seat helicopter’s backlog.