Rotorcraft

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

Oct 3, 2007 - 8:15 AM
The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is asking Congress to appropriate $10.9 million for the FAA to “field weather, communications and surveillan
Oct 2, 2007 - 11:06 AM
Bell Helicopter last month officially opened its worldwide sales, support and training headquarters at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas.
Oct 2, 2007 - 10:56 AM
Italy’s Finmeccanica, which owns 50 percent of AgustaWestland, reportedly plans to become sole owner of the Anglo-Italian helicopter company by buying Lond
Sep 27, 2007 - 6:23 AM
Air Methods’ products division has received an STC for its Eurocopter EC 135 single-pilot IFR avionics package and plans to make it available on the EC 145
Sep 27, 2007 - 6:16 AM
German Air Rescue, the DRF, has received a design organization approval from the EASA according to its Part 21J rule.
Sep 27, 2007 - 6:15 AM
Italian-based manufacturer AgustaWestland early last month expressed interest in buying all or part of its Polish-based counterpart, PZL-Swidnik, should Po
Sep 27, 2007 - 6:13 AM
Acrohelipro and Carson helicopters are outfitting the first two of Carson’s Sikorsky S-61 fleet with Sagem Avionics’ integrated cockpit display system retr
Sep 27, 2007 - 6:11 AM
Air-tour operator Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has ordered four more Eurocopter EC 130B4s to augment its existing fleet of eight AS 350B2 AStars and nine EcoS
Sep 27, 2007 - 6:10 AM
A Petroleum Helicopters Bell 407 ditched into the Gulf of Mexico on August 16 after an apparent catastrophic engine failure.
Sep 27, 2007 - 6:09 AM
MD Helicopters has requested a concessionary renegotiation of the land leases for its main plant and offices at Falcon Field in Mesa, Ariz.