Rotorcraft

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

May 27, 2008 - 7:14 AM
After three years of development and testing, Safe Flight Instrument’s “Powerline Detector” system for helicopters received FAA supplemental type certifica
May 27, 2008 - 7:11 AM
On March 25, 1911, the worst factory fire in the history of New York City erupted in the three floors occupied by the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in a tall
May 27, 2008 - 7:05 AM
Averting a strike that would have shut down offshore helicopter operations throughout much of the North Sea, 200 helicopter pilots represented by the Briti
May 27, 2008 - 7:04 AM
The cancellation on October 12 of the three-mile temporary flight restriction (TFR 9841) encircling the World Trade Center, which had closed New York City’
May 22, 2008 - 7:57 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 22, 2008 - 6:46 AM
D&D Design of West Milford, N.J., received an STC for installation of the Honeywell Mk XXII Enhanced GPWS with the latest 008 software in the Sikorsky
May 21, 2008 - 12:09 PM
Helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland is here showing a mockup of an AW101 cabin in a luxury layout, probably the ultimate for a VVIP helicopter, as it is
May 21, 2008 - 10:24 AM
While its bigger cousin in the Marines stays grounded, work on the civil tiltrotor is proceeding in the same Bell Helicopter hangars from which the first p
May 21, 2008 - 10:20 AM
Quietly making its debut at this summer’s Paris Air Show was Eurocopter’s long-awaited EC 145.
May 21, 2008 - 10:19 AM
German-Russian joint venture Helion Procopter is marketing Russian-built Mi-17 and Mi-34 helicopters for sale or charter to Western companies.