Rotorcraft

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

Apr 18, 2007 - 6:55 AM
Keystone Helicopter is “digging in for long-term growth.” The company announced last Friday that it broke ground for a 173,000-sq-ft, multi-building techni
Apr 16, 2007 - 11:30 AM
Last Friday morning the Bell/Agusta BA609 civil tiltrotor flew over Central Texas with its outboard nacelles rotating forward to full airplane mode for the
Apr 16, 2007 - 7:02 AM
MD Helicopters completed a restructuring last month in which Patriarch Partners, a New York financial firm, acquired a controlling interest in the Mesa, Ar
Apr 9, 2007 - 12:39 PM
Enstrom and the FAA have published separate alert notices strongly urging operators of Model 480 turbine helicopters to “immediately” remove any elastomeri
Apr 4, 2007 - 1:17 PM
Marignane, France-based Helisim plans to offer a Eurocopter EC 225/725 FAA level-D flight simulator starting in 2007.
Apr 4, 2007 - 11:32 AM
Bell Helicopter selected Chelton Flight Systems to provide a glass cockpit for the company’s light single-engine helicopters.
Apr 3, 2007 - 9:04 AM
The prodigal sons of the North Sea oil-support community, brothers Stephen and Peter Bond, have returned to the fray more than eight weeks early.
Apr 3, 2007 - 8:55 AM
Reducing vibration and noise is key to the goal of gaining public acceptance of the rotorcraft as a routine mode of transport.
Apr 3, 2007 - 8:33 AM
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is inviting European operators to comment on its proposed operations and licensing regulations.
Apr 3, 2007 - 8:33 AM
A 16-month, $16 million (including options) contract to service new Statoil Snøehvit production platforms in the Barents Sea has been awarded to Norsk Heli