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 - 12:31 PM
The forum will run from May 9-11 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
Mar 7, 2017 - 12:19 PM
The agreement for the acquisition comprises avionics parts for both military and civil aviation aircraft.
A Fire Attack System-equipped Columbia Helicopters CH-47D Chinook sent leaves blowing on its arrival here at Heli-Expo on Saturday. The big helicopter’s fire-suppression system has a 2,800-gallon water tank.  Photo: Matt Thurber
Mar 7, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Fresh off a busy fire season, Columbia Helicopters is displaying one of its CH-47 Chinooks, equipped with the largest internal water tanks on a helicopter.
Mar 7, 2017 - 11:30 AM
The family-owned business provides a wide variety of helicopter components.
The latest survival suit from Scotland-based Survitec is waterproof and flame retardent, yet still breathable. Photo: Mariano Rosales
Mar 7, 2017 - 11:24 AM
The waterproof and flame-retardant 1000 Series Offshore Wind Energy Suit protects against harsh conditions.
Mar 7, 2017 - 11:00 AM
The approval covers the Robinson R44 and R66 and Airbus H125 and H130.
Mar 7, 2017 - 11:00 AM
The system includes a 240-gallon composite belly tank, internal foam assembly, hover pump and two ground fill ports.
Mar 7, 2017 - 10:30 AM
The BLR Aerospace FastFin tail rotor enhancement and stability system will soon receive additional certifications from Canada and Brazil.
The Hot-Stop L line features the Hot-Stop L fire-containment kits, which include bags and gloves.
Mar 7, 2017 - 10:15 AM
The Hot-Stop L was originally introduced in 2007 because of safety concerns about lithium-ion battery fires.
Lightspeed Aviation launches Zulu 3 Headset and ANR Helmet. Photo Mariano Rosales
Mar 7, 2017 - 10:14 AM
The Zulu 3 is the next generation of ANR headsets, while the ANR helmet is the first of its kind.