Rotorcraft

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

Mar 8, 2007 - 5:39 AM
Several European helicopter pilots recently formed the Flying Bulls, the only civil helicopter aerobatic team in Europe.
Mar 8, 2007 - 5:32 AM
The classic clash between operators and their neighbors is a relative constant in helicopter circles.
Mar 8, 2007 - 5:09 AM
Agusta S.p.A., the Italian element of AgustaWestland, is suing the French procurement agency, the DGA, claiming that an unfair tender essentially eliminate
Mar 8, 2007 - 4:59 AM
The FAA on February 9 released its final rule on proposed changes to the rules governing air-tour operators, who must demonstrate compliance within six mon
Mar 8, 2007 - 4:57 AM
Turbomeca officials in late January broke ground for a new, more modern factory at the company’s headquarters in Bordes, southwest France.
Mar 8, 2007 - 4:56 AM
AgustaWestland last month announced that its sales in India are growing, with seven deliveries last year (not all new rotorcraft), four planned this year a
Mar 8, 2007 - 4:54 AM
Turbomeca and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will soon be flight testing their codeveloped 1,200-shp Ardiden 1H (or Shakti, under its Indian designati
Mar 8, 2007 - 4:52 AM
Late in January in Paris, Eurocopter disclosed that it took orders last year for a record 615 helicopters worth €4.9 billion ($6.4 billion).
Mar 7, 2007 - 4:51 AM
A Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB SW-07-16) issued February 9 warns operators of possible debonding of the main rotor blades on Robinson R
Feb 21, 2007 - 3:50 AM
Eurocopter last year took orders for a record 615 new helicopters, 47 percent of them civil.