News and issues regarding all manner of civil and military rotorcraft and their powerplants, including helicopters, tilt rotors and unmanned air vehicles.
Russia started using both the Ka-52 and the Mil Mi-28 attack helicopters in its campaign to bolster the Syrian Arab Army.
With the order, the Philippines becomes the third customer for the improved Lynx helicopter, joining the UK and Korea.
Latin American customers account for nearly a quarter of the five-seat helicopter’s backlog.
Stability augmentation system reduces single-pilot workload while providing precise “hands off” control of the aircraft during all modes of flight.
Proposed changes establish a new ditching certification methodology by which a target probability of capsize following a ditching can be determined.
The FAA and industry partners are working on the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing System for rotorcraft.
According to the AAIB, the helicopter’s decreasing airspeed went unnoticed by the pilots until the helicopter was in a critically low-energy state.
Rule will elimination of the requirement for HEMS operators to file a flight plan and allow helicopters to fly point-to-point below 5,000 feet.
Launch customers are Heli-Union, HeliDax, Helicopters Italia, Advanced Helicopter Services and Bristow Group.
DRF Luftrettung is leasing two Airbus H135P2 helicopters from Waypoint Leasing.