Rotorcraft

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

Oct 2, 2014 - 3:00 PM
Swiss developer flies 5,800-pound, all-composite helicopter powered by a Honeywell HTS900-2.
Oct 2, 2014 - 3:30 AM
Weather was a contributing factor
Oct 1, 2014 - 1:55 AM
A supplement to the Bell 407GX flight manual enables carriage of heavier external loads while flying in hot-and-high conditions.
Sep 25, 2014 - 3:33 PM
Airbus said the technologies being tested are “transversal,” meaning not specifically meant for any one particular helicopter model.
Sep 25, 2014 - 3:21 PM
Helibras safety manager Antonio Modesto described the event as “the realization of a personal dream” with full company support.
Sep 25, 2014 - 3:10 PM
The first flights of the upgraded Mi-171 will take place in Moscow.
Sep 25, 2014 - 2:55 PM
Bureau of Safety and Environment mulls including industry standards for design, construction and maintenance of helidecks in regulations.
Sep 18, 2014 - 2:05 PM
On Sept. 14, 1939, Igor Sikorsky lifted his experimental VS-300 helicopter “to tabletop height.”
Sep 16, 2014 - 3:25 PM
The Ka-226T, Ka-62, Mi-172A2 and Mi-38 were originally scheduled to be certified this or next year.
Sep 11, 2014 - 2:53 PM
Recommendation follows two power-loss incidents in helicopters that led to accidents on or near offshore oil platforms.