Rotorcraft

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

Feb 28, 2016 - 9:50 AM
Moves to “rationalize” fleet in the face of declining oil revenues.
Feb 28, 2016 - 9:40 AM
The helicopter simulator market is growing globally for Frasca International.
Airbus Helicopters H135
Feb 28, 2016 - 9:00 AM
Simpler and safer single-engine helicopter IFR has long been a goal of the rotorcraft industry.
Feb 28, 2016 - 8:30 AM
Despite the slump in offshore petroleum use, Matt Zuccaro says he’s seen this movie before and likes the ending.
Robinson unveiled the two-place R44 Cadet at last year’s Heli-Expo and is expected to release more details at this year’s event.
Feb 27, 2016 - 3:00 PM
The Torrance, Calif., helicopter manufacturer has delivered more than 700 R66 turbine helicopters.
Feb 27, 2016 - 11:30 AM
Rulemaking committee is tackling the difficult subject of changes to FAA and EASA rotorcraft certification regulations.
HFTC’s Frasca Bell 407 FTD was recently certified to Level D.
Feb 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM
The simulator is approved for NVG training.
Helicopter noise in the Los Angeles Basin has been an ongoing issue for years. Operators have been  working with neighbors and the FAA to address the issue, but it remains a contentious one.
Feb 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Helicopter noise in the Los Angeles metropolitan area remains a critical issue.
Feb 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM
HAI awards longtime IA for a lifetime of innovation and excellence in maintenance.
Sikorsky’s commercial systems and services  v-p Dana Fiatarone sees the EMS and search-and-rescue markets as having the potential to offset  the flagging oil market.
Feb 27, 2016 - 9:45 AM
Now part of Lockheed Martin, helicopter maker expects to find synergies under new ownership.