Rotorcraft

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

Bell unsuccessfully petitioned the FAA for a gross weight increase to 7,500 pounds for the 429 under Part 27. Rather than issue exemptions, the agency decided to revisit the Part 27 certification basis.
Feb 27, 2016 - 8:45 AM
Helicopter OEMs gain more attention in reorganization of Fort Worth Aircraft Certification Office
Airbus CEO Guillame Faury is focusing on the positives as the company reports fewer deliveries than expected for 2015.
Feb 27, 2016 - 8:45 AM
Order book to open this year for in-flight-test H160 medium twin.
Airbus H160
Feb 27, 2016 - 8:15 AM
New boss Chris Emerson is determined to continue improving Airbus Helicopters product support.
Feb 27, 2016 - 8:00 AM
Certification of the Bell 525 is scheduled for 2017.
Marenco SKYe SH09 helicopter P2
Feb 26, 2016 - 5:25 PM
P2, which is now the main test vehicle, has been fitted with a new rotor head and blades intended to reduce vibration and complexity on the rotor head.
Feb 25, 2016 - 10:03 AM
This year's theme is celebrating the champions of vertical aviation.
Feb 22, 2016 - 8:16 AM
The annual HAI rotorcraft show is being held in Louisville, Ky., for the first time.
Feb 18, 2016 - 1:01 PM
“These are important, growing markets and we are further expanding our global reach to better serve our customers,” the company said.
Feb 18, 2016 - 1:14 AM
The helicopter will provide two 429s each to the Indonesian National Police and the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation.
Feb 17, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Bell signed a teaming agreement with BAE Systems to promote and support the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter