News and issues regarding all manner of civil and military rotorcraft and their powerplants, including helicopters, tiltrotors and unmanned air vehicles.
Swiss developer flies 5,800-pound, all-composite helicopter powered by a Honeywell HTS900-2.
Weather was a contributing factor
A supplement to the Bell 407GX flight manual enables carriage of heavier external loads while flying in hot-and-high conditions.
Airbus said the technologies being tested are “transversal,” meaning not specifically meant for any one particular helicopter model.
Helibras safety manager Antonio Modesto described the event as “the realization of a personal dream” with full company support.
The first flights of the upgraded Mi-171 will take place in Moscow.
Bureau of Safety and Environment mulls including industry standards for design, construction and maintenance of helidecks in regulations.
On Sept. 14, 1939, Igor Sikorsky lifted his experimental VS-300 helicopter “to tabletop height.”
The Ka-226T, Ka-62, Mi-172A2 and Mi-38 were originally scheduled to be certified this or next year.
Recommendation follows two power-loss incidents in helicopters that led to accidents on or near offshore oil platforms.