Rotorcraft

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

Oct 8, 2007 - 6:44 AM
Tail-rotor failure appears to be the culprit in the May 4 crash of a Eurocopter AS 350 news helicopter in New York City.
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Oct 8, 2007 - 6:42 AM
AgustaWestland appointed former Bell CEO John Murphey to run Agusta-WestlandBell (AWB), the joint-venture company formed to manage the US-101 helicopter pr
Oct 8, 2007 - 6:39 AM
Germany’s Federal Border Police (FBP) EC 135s and EC 155s will be equipped with the EADS Defence Electronics Hellas obstacle-warning laser radar.
Oct 8, 2007 - 6:37 AM
German air rescue operator DRF (Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht) is to fly cross-border aeromedical missions into Denmark.
Oct 8, 2007 - 6:34 AM
The FAA has granted type certification to two new variants of GE’s CT7-8 turboshaft.
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Oct 8, 2007 - 6:32 AM
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is generally seen as the next big market for the helicopter industry–OEMs, operators, training schools and maintenance
Oct 4, 2007 - 1:15 PM
The FAA issued a request for comment on proposed airworthiness standards for certification of the Bell/Agusta BA609–“a multi-turbine-engine powered-lift ca
Oct 4, 2007 - 5:57 AM
Byerly Aviation of Springfield, Ill., and Keystone Helicopter of West Chester, Pa., have both received the FAA’s prestigious Diamond Award of Excellence fo
Oct 4, 2007 - 5:44 AM
Instrument-rated helicopter pilots are an expensive resource, particularly in the UK.
Oct 4, 2007 - 5:38 AM
Sikorsky announced that company chairman Dean Borgman will retire in July.