Rotorcraft

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

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.
Sep 26, 2007 - 12:24 PM
Eurocopter is considering introducing fiber placement for helicopter composite fuselage manufacturing as a way to replace manual lay-up and reduce costs by
Sep 26, 2007 - 12:23 PM
American Eurocopter has received an FAA aircraft production certificate to manufacture its U.S.
Sep 26, 2007 - 12:22 PM
A malfunction of the flight-control system played a role in the 2005 fatal crash of a Sikorsky S-76 in Estonia, according to an interim report issued by Es
Sep 26, 2007 - 12:17 PM
Pilots flying helicopters for the French hospitals’ emergency medical services went on strike twice recently to protest low wages and long hours.