News and issues regarding all manner of civil and military rotorcraft and their powerplants, including helicopters, tilt rotors and unmanned air vehicles.
Bell's selection of the True Blue Power TB-17 lithium-ion main-ship battery should help lower operating costs and improve availability.
Waypoint Leasing says lease rates for its S-92 and AW139 helicopters have increased, in part due to increased offshore energy industry demand.
Sikorsky as expected will offer a variant of the Black Hawk, while Boeing and Leonardo have teamed to offer the MH-139 intermediate helicopter.
Australia has certified the new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and EASA validated the type certification for Robinson's two-seat R44 Cadet.
This year's Heli-Expo features the new HAI Connect meetup area with demonstrations and presentations, new product demos and hot topic seminars.
Flying the boundary layer
Organizers expect the Dallas event to draw 20,000 attendees for educational and networking opportunities.
"Industry-wide decline in demand” and acquisition of Tri-State Care Flight last year cited as contributors to lower earnings.
The Matrice 200 comes with DJI's first upward-facing camera gimbal and a built-in ADS-B receiver to help monitor nearby aircraft traffic.
Ventus Geospatial will operate the Aeryon SkyRanger quadcopter at the Foremost unmanned aircraft systems range in Alberta, Canada.