Rotorcraft

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

Mar 7, 2017 - 8:00 AM
According to the JSfirm hiring trends survey, 51 percent of aviation companies believe the presidential election will have a positive impact for aviation.
Ireland-based helicopter lessor Waypoint Leasing has placed an order for 16 more Airbus Helicopters, including H135s, H145s and, for the first time, H175s. Photo: Barry Ambrose
Mar 7, 2017 - 8:00 AM
Waypoint Leasing will be taking the number of Airbus Helicopters aircraft in its fleet above 60, with new orders for the H135, H145 and H175 models.
Andreas Loewenstein recently took the helm of Marenco Swisshelicopter, which aims to certify its SKYe SH09 next year.
Mar 7, 2017 - 7:30 AM
Swiss Alpinlift Helikopter is ordering the SKYe SH09 helicopter.
Mar 7, 2017 - 7:00 AM
LCI, the launch customer for the light intermediate twin-turbine AW169, leased three to Norwegian operator Airlift.
The SmartCopter suite for mission-oriented helicopter operators developed by Astronautics and Jagid Management combines an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissence system and tactical and strategic communications system into one portable device.
Mar 7, 2017 - 2:00 AM
The portable ISR system weighs about 80 pounds and can be installed in helicopters and fixed-wing airplanes.
The Universal Avionics automatic transition-to-hover feature for the AS332L/L1 Super Puma reduces crew workload during winch operations.
Mar 7, 2017 - 1:38 AM
The capability was successfully integrated and tested on the AS332L/L1 Super Puma
Mar 7, 2017 - 1:20 AM
The STC includes ADS-B integration, TargetTrend and Terminal Traffic, geo-referenced FliteCharts, Smart Airspace and other enhancements.
MRO Heli-One Norway was named by Universal Avionics as a top dealer. Heli-One is the first rotorcraft company to achieve this status.
Mar 7, 2017 - 1:00 AM
Heli-One, which introduced several mission retrofit programs last year, is the first rotorcraft company to achieve Universal Avionics top dealer status.
Mar 7, 2017 - 1:00 AM
The MRO company, which changed its logo and launched a new website during Heli-Expo, can now provide services for the T53 engine.
Heli-One has recently relocated its facilities in British Columbia from Boundary Bay to new buildings in Richmond and Delta.
Mar 7, 2017 - 1:00 AM
The MRO recently relocated its Canadian headquarters and established new services for the the AW139, the S-92 and the venerable S-61.