Rotorcraft

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

Apr 2, 2007 - 10:28 AM
Dean Borgman, chairman of Sikorsky Aircraft, retired on July 1.
Apr 2, 2007 - 10:26 AM
The pilot’s decision to rapidly maneuver the helicopter at a high density altitude near steeply sloping terrain was the cause of a fatal air-tour helicopte
Apr 2, 2007 - 10:01 AM
The S-92 medium-twin helicopter has become the first rotorcraft to be certified by the new European Aviation Safety Agency.
Apr 2, 2007 - 7:55 AM
A 25-year-old Illinois man jumped to his death from a Papillon Airways Bell 206L while in cruise flight over the Grand Canyon on June 10.
Mar 30, 2007 - 12:01 PM
Canadian firm Heli-Lynx Helicopter Services launched the TwinStar 355FX mod at Heli-Expo last month.
Mar 30, 2007 - 10:34 AM
Keystone Helicopter, a West Chester, Pa.-based helicopter services company, announced that one of its employees, John Profico, is the recipient of the FAA’
Mar 30, 2007 - 9:55 AM
The FAA issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive last month to all Robinson R22 owners and operators, calling for them to carry out immediate checks to
Mar 30, 2007 - 9:54 AM
AgustaWestland recently disclosed it is moving production of the A119 Koala single-engine helicopter from Italy to Philadelphia.
Mar 30, 2007 - 9:53 AM
Bell Helicopter was at last month’s Heli-Expo in Las Vegas in force as usual, with a 412 and a 407 on display at its booth.
Mar 30, 2007 - 9:49 AM
A deluge of orders for new helicopters during HAI’s Heli-Expo, held in Las Vegas last month, surprised even seasoned industry watchers on the floor.