Rotorcraft

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

PSV demonstrator on ramp
Jan 6, 2016 - 11:58 AM
Russian defense ministry wants a next-generation rotorcraft that can reach 270 knots.
Jan 6, 2016 - 11:39 AM
FAA says helicopter pilots should avoid conducting running landings in skid-equipped aircraft on runways with lighting systems embedded in pavement.
Jan 5, 2016 - 9:49 AM
Name change is part of a wider overall corporate reorganization plan that merges the Finmeccanica's aerospace, defense and security assets.
Airbus X6
Dec 31, 2015 - 8:37 AM
Despite a softening commercial market, airframers do not appear to have scaled back their investment in technology.
Mil Mil-171Sh in flight
Dec 29, 2015 - 2:58 PM
But the Russian helicopter could face new competition from the relaunched Airbus helicopters H215 to be built in Romania.
Dec 29, 2015 - 9:40 AM
The company had plans to build a VTOL business aircraft and drones. Neither materialized.
Dec 22, 2015 - 3:13 PM
Waypoint sees significant long-term demand in Brazil despite current market conditions.
Dec 22, 2015 - 1:53 PM
Industry has long maintained that equipment requirements make IFR flight uneconomical and impractical under Part 27 rules.
Dec 22, 2015 - 11:09 AM
The 2016 winners have trained thousands, been involved in marine and mouton rescue missions and developed instrument approaches.
Dec 21, 2015 - 3:54 PM
The company added the helicopters' tail rotor gearbox to its dynamic component repair service.