Rotorcraft

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

May 12, 2008 - 12:04 PM
After less than three years as a stand-alone company, MD Helicopters Inc.
May 12, 2008 - 10:39 AM
For those toiling for oil on the roiling North Sea, the stormy nature of that piece of water keeps the possibility of rescue constantly in mind.
May 12, 2008 - 10:36 AM
Bell Helicopter Textron last month announced plans to lay off 270 workers at its Fort Worth-area plants.
May 12, 2008 - 9:38 AM
An era has ended in the helicopter offshore oil-support business with Carroll Suggs, wife of Petroleum Helicopters Inc.
May 12, 2008 - 7:36 AM
A little known FAA policy statement, dated June 1 of this year, stands to dramatically change the helicopter industry as we know it.
May 9, 2008 - 7:22 AM
UK rotorcraft charter operator PDG Helicopters is poised to expand through acquisition after sealing a new £7.5 million ($12 million) funding package.
May 9, 2008 - 7:12 AM
In a world in which one can, by means of a relatively inexpensive handheld GPS, determine one’s position within two feet, there just aren’t a lot of explor
May 9, 2008 - 7:11 AM
More than a decade-and-a-half after PZL-Swidnik introduced it to the Western world in 1985, the Polish helicopter manufacturer’s Ecureuil-like SW-4 turbine
May 9, 2008 - 7:08 AM
The French Sécurité Civile (the state rescue arm) no longer has a defined entry-into-service schedule for its Eurocopter EC 145 twin-turbine helicopters.
May 9, 2008 - 7:06 AM
With the arrival of its new CEO, American Eurocopter also revealed that it is expanding its “footprint” in the U.S.