Rotorcraft

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

May 6, 2008 - 6:24 AM
Alaskan and Gulf Coast helo giant Era Aviation has entered the airline age with its recent signing of a five-year contract for use of Airline Automation In
May 6, 2008 - 6:23 AM
Apex Manufacturing and its owner, Jack Harootunian, 48, have been indicted on mail fraud charges for illegally selling substandard and counterfeit helicopt
May 6, 2008 - 6:21 AM
For years the conventional wisdom has been that to make money, you have to spend money–on facilities, workforce, R&D and, of course, business aircraft
May 6, 2008 - 6:20 AM
Even as the design was subjected to a grueling series of tests intended to determine its very future, an additional $1.5 billion in funding was approved la
May 6, 2008 - 6:19 AM
Russian rotorcraft maker Kazan primped its Ansat light-twin helicopter before representatives of operators from 20 countries during a company-wide open hou
May 6, 2008 - 6:18 AM
In the wake of an emergency AD demanding main-rotor blade inspections on the entire Sikorsky S-76 fleet (see page 6), Sikorsky issued a statement in which
May 6, 2008 - 6:17 AM
Nearly since the first U.S.-based emergency medical services (EMS) flight operation was performed in the early 1970s, controversy has swirled around the pr
May 6, 2008 - 4:38 AM
Grand Canyon air-tour proponents received yet another blow August 16 when the U.S.
May 5, 2008 - 11:40 AM
Movie stars tend to get what they want, so when comic actor Adam Sandler asked to borrow Sikorsky’s S-92 helicopter for a cameo appearance in his new film
May 5, 2008 - 6:34 AM
Less than two weeks after the July 16 crash of a Bristow Sikorsky S-76A+ (G-BJVX) that killed all 11 passengers and crew when the helicopter apparently los