Rotorcraft

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

May 19, 2008 - 6:51 AM
In certain oil-rich regions of Russia and its federated republics, natural gas is so abundant that it is treated as a waste product of the crude-oil extrac
May 19, 2008 - 6:50 AM
Petroleum Helicopters pilot Charles Getchell, 56, of Milton, Fla.
May 19, 2008 - 6:48 AM
Once asked his opinion of the almost 200-mi island stretching from the towers of Manhattan to the wet salt marshes and massive summer homes that are the pl
May 19, 2008 - 6:43 AM
A Eurocopter AS 350 helicopter crashed at the Tarnos, France factory of engine maker Turbomeca on March 26, killing company test pilot Eric Fortier, 41, an
May 15, 2008 - 9:54 AM
Next to fighter jocks, helicopter pilots are probably the most iconoclastic flavor of aviators flying today.
May 15, 2008 - 9:52 AM
While Bell Helicopter and program partner Agusta Aerospace are pondering their next moves in the ongoing saga of tiltrotor development (<i>see page 1</i>),
May 15, 2008 - 9:50 AM
No stranger to the skies, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s piloting skills are part of his well known resume.
May 15, 2008 - 9:49 AM
By now all the major arguments for helicopter use are well established, right? Time-saving hops over crowded urban areas.
May 15, 2008 - 9:47 AM
Pledging to build already successful long-time central Atlantic coast helicopter support and repair operation Keystone Helicopter into a $350 million busin
May 15, 2008 - 9:45 AM
In the latest development of a helicopter program that could best be described as “better late than never,” Indian state-owned aerospace builder Hindustan