Rotorcraft

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

Oct 12, 2007 - 7:43 AM
As evidence of a continual, albeit gradual, increase in the sale of commercial helicopters, multi-ship purchases are on the upswing.
Oct 12, 2007 - 7:40 AM
Agusta officials have revealed they are currently negotiating with Bell to increase the share the Italian manufacturer holds in the BA609 tiltrotor program
Oct 12, 2007 - 7:36 AM
Just when it looks like the V-22 Osprey program might have a good day, the fates conspire to create more clouds on the horizon.
Oct 9, 2007 - 9:04 AM
After a government-appointed arbitrator stopped discussions on May 9, mechanics at Norwegian offshore operator Norsk Helikopter went on strike, curtailing
Oct 9, 2007 - 9:00 AM
North Sea oil and gas producers could be facing a summer of extreme discontent should a voting majority of union members at CHC Scotia have their way.
Oct 9, 2007 - 8:58 AM
Before suffering a fatal crash April 22, the joint Bell/Agusta AB139 helicopter was enjoying a notably trouble-free development program that was at times w
Oct 9, 2007 - 8:56 AM
Just a few months after its official introduction at last winter’s HAI Heli-Expo, the Schweizer 300CBi, an enhanced version of Schweizer’s Model 300CB, is
Oct 9, 2007 - 8:54 AM
Sometimes all it takes is a reassuring voice on the radio and a heartfelt “follow me” to spell the difference between life and death in a tight aeronautica
Oct 9, 2007 - 8:53 AM
New York City has been granted $9.8 million in federal funds to buy and equip a hybrid “super-copter” equipped for response to a variety of emergency situa
Oct 9, 2007 - 8:52 AM
Breaking into a market that has traditionally favored U.S.-made products, British defense systems builder GKN has aced a $1.5 billion helicopter deal with