Rotorcraft

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

Sep 27, 2007 - 6:10 AM
A Petroleum Helicopters Bell 407 ditched into the Gulf of Mexico on August 16 after an apparent catastrophic engine failure.
Sep 27, 2007 - 6:09 AM
MD Helicopters has requested a concessionary renegotiation of the land leases for its main plant and offices at Falcon Field in Mesa, Ariz.
Sep 26, 2007 - 12:24 PM
Eurocopter is considering introducing fiber placement for helicopter composite fuselage manufacturing as a way to replace manual lay-up and reduce costs by
Sep 26, 2007 - 12:23 PM
American Eurocopter has received an FAA aircraft production certificate to manufacture its U.S.
Sep 26, 2007 - 12:22 PM
A malfunction of the flight-control system played a role in the 2005 fatal crash of a Sikorsky S-76 in Estonia, according to an interim report issued by Es
Sep 26, 2007 - 12:17 PM
Pilots flying helicopters for the French hospitals’ emergency medical services went on strike twice recently to protest low wages and long hours.
Sep 26, 2007 - 12:10 PM
Despite an agreement signed in 2006 to mitigate noise around the famous French Riviera city of Saint-Tropez, helicopter operators and local authorities are
Sep 26, 2007 - 11:21 AM
British racing driver Colin McRae was killed when the Eurocopter AS 355 Twin Squirrel he was flying crashed near his home in Scotland on September 15.
Sep 25, 2007 - 4:29 PM
Eurocopter and the house of Hermès revealed their “l’Hélicoptère par Hermès,” an EC 135 with a decidedly up-market interior, yesterday morning here at the
Sep 25, 2007 - 12:08 PM
Eurocopter and the house of Hermès revealed their “l’Hélicoptere par Hermès,” an EC 135 with a decidedly up-market interior, today at the NBAA Convention.