Rotorcraft

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

May 2, 2008 - 5:41 AM
Plano, Texas Police threatened to close the airspace over future news events after helicopters from nearby television stations disrupted their attempts to
Apr 21, 2008 - 11:02 AM
Despite the fatal loss of one of its prototypes, Agusta and program partner Bell Helicopter are confident of the success of the AB139 and recently celebrat
Apr 21, 2008 - 10:15 AM
With more than 90 percent of the wreckage recovered, the UK’s Department for Transport’s Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) has released preliminary
Apr 21, 2008 - 6:00 AM
With little fanfare and a lot of crossed fingers, flight test of the embattled Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey resumed in the final days of May at the U.S.
Apr 21, 2008 - 5:58 AM
The U.S.
Apr 18, 2008 - 11:42 AM
In the aeronautical mountain range, a few peaks are still unclimbed.
Apr 18, 2008 - 11:02 AM
By mid-June the national wildfire situation was speeding past all-time record proportions in nearly every category.
Apr 18, 2008 - 11:00 AM
The inexorable “bigger is better” economic logic of consolidation that has reshaped much of the fixed-wing side of aviation is now beginning to emerge in t
Apr 18, 2008 - 10:09 AM
Anti-noise Advocates Lose Grand Teton Appeal<br />A federal appeals court has dismissed a bid by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Wilderness S
Apr 18, 2008 - 10:03 AM
It seems summer is the time of year for somnolent helicopter programs to wake up and stretch their rotors toward the sun…and certification.