Rotorcraft

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

Jun 14, 2017 - 1:17 AM
To change the concept of helicopter designs can only start with an evolution helicopter propulsion and power systems.
Jun 13, 2017 - 11:35 AM
HAI chief is nervous that localities imposing UAV restrictions will see a regulatory parallel between UAVs and helicopters.
AW609 in flight
Jun 13, 2017 - 10:29 AM
The pilot's control inputs exacerbated extreme aerodynamic forces.
Jun 12, 2017 - 8:10 AM
The company anticipates type certification next year.
Jun 9, 2017 - 2:46 PM
Continued losses prompt restructuring.
K-Max in flight
Jun 9, 2017 - 3:42 AM
The first aircraft is scheduled to be handed over in July.
Jun 8, 2017 - 12:48 PM
He began his career with Bell in 1950.
Bell 505 in flight
Jun 8, 2017 - 10:01 AM
The helicopter now holds approvals from three agencies and expects a fourth shortly.
Enstrom TH-180
Jun 6, 2017 - 11:50 AM
One helicopter is in flight test while the other is currently engaged in a 100-hour ground-test run of the drive system and controls.
Jun 5, 2017 - 12:31 PM
The Ka-62 is expected to cost in the $10 million range, seat 12 to 15 and be aimed primarily at the offshore energy and search and rescue markets.