Rotorcraft

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

Feb 20, 2017 - 9:29 AM
GE said that operating its helicopter from Signature Flight Support at Boston Logan International Airport “has been positive.”
Indian multirole helicopter on display
Feb 16, 2017 - 6:02 PM
The target is to replace Mil Mi-17s, but a new contract to upgrade those machines is also announced at the Aero India show.
Feb 14, 2017 - 11:29 AM
Bell Helicopter has opened its first training center outside the U.S. and will start by offering Bell 429 type ratings in a TRU simulator.
Leonardo AW169
Feb 14, 2017 - 11:03 AM
This approval follows EASA certification of the new medium twin helicopter by seven months.
Feb 14, 2017 - 10:31 AM
Any sale of the company would be expected to produce a price substantially above its $1.4 billion market capitalization.
Feb 13, 2017 - 11:04 AM
There were 106 helicopter accidents in 2016, including 17 fatal accidents—a 12 percent decrease year-over-year.
helicopters over a tank
Feb 10, 2017 - 4:00 AM
Bell's next tiltrotor design is 93 percent done and conducting ground testing in preparation for first flight around September 2017.
Feb 9, 2017 - 12:34 PM
AC3 recently begun flight testing from the company's Philadelphia plant and will soon head to Michigan, for cold weather testing and icing trials.
Calstar Airbus H135 helicopters
Feb 7, 2017 - 9:47 AM
Company delivered 60 new helicopters in North America in 2016, which equates to 50 percent of all rotorcraft deliveries in this region.
Feb 6, 2017 - 11:39 AM
Company's oil and gas business "continues to operate along the economic bottom" in a "dynamic and prolonged downturn."