Rotorcraft

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

May 29, 2008 - 9:44 AM
Despite the fact that the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67A engines are installed on the first BA609 prototype tiltrotor, Bell is letting the development
May 29, 2008 - 9:43 AM
Coping with a slowdown in both commercial and military sales, Bell Helicopter has laid off 45 more nonunion employees, bringing to 800 the number of jobs i
May 28, 2008 - 11:04 AM
Sikorsky continues to inch toward flying its X2 technology demonstrator coaxial compound helicopter for the first time at its R&D and test facility in Hors
May 27, 2008 - 9:46 AM
Look for a new helicopter variant of a tried-and-true veteran design to bow in at next month’s HAI HeliExpo ’02.
May 27, 2008 - 7:25 AM
In an independent assessment of the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor program conducted by NASA at the request of the U.S.
May 27, 2008 - 7:24 AM
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May 27, 2008 - 7:24 AM
The third and final pre-production Bell/Agusta AB139 has begun its flight-test program at Agusta’s Vergiate plant in Italy.
May 27, 2008 - 7:23 AM
MD Helicopters of Mesa, Ariz., said five MD 600Ns have exhibited cracks in the tailcone attachment area, and that an inspection bulletin is forthcoming to
May 27, 2008 - 7:19 AM
Just a few months after her estranged husband was fatally shot along with eight other members of the Nepalese royal family, Princess Prekshya Shah, 49, was
May 27, 2008 - 7:17 AM
FAA enforcers are pondering whether to press charges in the wake of a November 7 incident in which some Dallas-area TV stations apparently bent (but, they