Rotorcraft

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

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
Jul 25, 2007 - 7:16 AM
Simulator builder Frasca International unveiled its MentorH deployable helicopter flight training device (FTD) at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association
Jul 25, 2007 - 7:13 AM
AgustaWestland has designated Kaigai Aviotech of Japan to sell the AW119 Ke, AW109 Power and Grand in the Japanese commercial market.
Jul 25, 2007 - 7:09 AM
Eurocopter will make its EC 145 available with certified night-vision goggle (NVG) capability in Europe, Canada and the U.S.
Jul 25, 2007 - 7:07 AM
Eurocopter logged orders for 114 civil and military helicopters worth E1.2 billion at this year’s Paris Air Show and says it is on track to sell 700 helico
Jul 25, 2007 - 6:57 AM
Sikorsky is confident its upgraded medium twin, the S-76D, will make its first flight in the fourth quarter of next year, said Bruce McKinney, v-p for Euro
Jul 25, 2007 - 6:53 AM
Sikorsky is readying its X-2 demonstrator for flight tests late this year.
Jul 25, 2007 - 6:47 AM
Retrofit technology that could turn the Pentagon’s fleet of Black Hawks and other helicopters into 200-knot, high-altitude speedsters, and later be applied