Rotorcraft

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

Aug 28, 2007 - 6:53 AM
Air Methods’ products division has been selected by American Eurocopter to provide medical interiors, avionics and airframe accessories for the AS 350 and
Aug 28, 2007 - 6:44 AM
Sikorsky announced that the FAA has cleared the S-92 to take off and land in crosswinds up to 35 knots, versus the previous 20-knot limitation, and to carr
Aug 28, 2007 - 6:35 AM
The Miami branch of the United States Customs and Border Protection (CPB) Office of Air and Marine has taken delivery of two AgustaWestland AW139s.
Aug 28, 2007 - 6:32 AM
Sikorsky Aircraft has successfully ground tested fly-by-wire (FBW) technology that will debut on 28 H-92s slated for delivery in 2009 to Canadian military
Aug 28, 2007 - 6:26 AM
Several French-based companies, universities and local authorities have joined forces in a project to reduce helicopter support costs by 30 percent.
Jul 31, 2007 - 12:11 PM
While broadcasting a police chase on July 27 over Phoenix, a pair of Eurocopter AS350-B2 helicopters collided when their pilots apparently lost sight of ea
Jul 31, 2007 - 9:10 AM
Dart Helicopter Services received Transport Canada approval for its Apical Industries emergency float system for Robinson R44s and R44 IIs.
Jul 30, 2007 - 9:40 AM
The Bell/Agusta BA609 civil tiltrotor program is moving forward, according to a Bell spokesman, with two more flight-test ships scheduled to join the two a
Jul 25, 2007 - 9:36 AM
A recent FAA airworthiness handbook bulletin that aims to clarify the maintenance requirements for Part 135 aircraft might not be a good thing for some ope
Jul 25, 2007 - 7:19 AM
The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is accepting nominations for its “Salute To Excellence” awards to be presented during its convention next ye