Rotorcraft

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

Jul 5, 2007 - 5:10 AM
Eurocopter has launched a 50,000-sq-ft extension of its customization, subassembly and maintenance facility at Mexico City International Airport.
Jul 2, 2007 - 10:04 AM
The AgustaWestland AW119 Ke received EASA certification at the Paris Air Show last month.
Jul 2, 2007 - 9:21 AM
Eurocopter is investigating all-electric helicopter system architectures, including flight controls, with the goal of having them in service within 10 year
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Jun 4, 2007 - 7:28 AM
Bell is planning to add the second 429 prototype to its flight-test effort next month.
Jun 4, 2007 - 7:24 AM
An accident caused by the loss of a tail-rotor blade prompted the FAA to issue an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) for the MD 369 series.
Jun 4, 2007 - 7:19 AM
The FAA is proposing to amend one engine inoperative (OEI) rating definitions.
Jun 4, 2007 - 7:18 AM
Workers at the IAR Ghimbav helicopter manufacturing plant in Brasov, Romania, have suspended their strike after three days.
Jun 4, 2007 - 7:16 AM
Eurocopter is still talking to the Romanian privatization agency, AVAS, about taking over 65 percent of helicopter and light aircraft manufacturer IAR Ghim
Jun 4, 2007 - 7:12 AM
French-based engine maker Turbomeca has chosen Monroe, N.C.
Jun 4, 2007 - 6:54 AM
Turbomeca is endeavoring to improve product support after customers voiced dissatisfaction, notably about parts availability.