Rotorcraft

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

Dec 19, 2006 - 4:22 AM
In an effort to encourage users to take advantage of its online Event Reporting safety-management system, the Helicopter Association International (HAI) re
Dec 19, 2006 - 3:58 AM
The second prototype of the Bell/Agusta BA609 tiltrotor has been flying in airplane mode since November 9 (see <b>AIN</b>, December 2006, page 3).
Dec 19, 2006 - 3:56 AM
In the continuing legal saga involving hundreds of helicopter pilots employed by Lafayette, La.-based PHI, a spokesperson for the pilots’ union told <stron
Dec 19, 2006 - 3:51 AM
Charles Vehlow, newly appointed president of MD Helicopters, hopes to become the strong link in a broken supply chain that has plagued the Mesa, Ariz.-base
Dec 8, 2006 - 9:02 AM
While many medium to large turbine helicopters offer autopilots to enhance mission safety and comfort, Sikorsky is in the final stages of developing an aut
Dec 8, 2006 - 8:57 AM
Flight-testing is well under way for a new helicopter autopilot that, compared with other currently available systems, cuts both weight and cost in half, s
Dec 8, 2006 - 8:53 AM
A laser obstacle-avoidance system now entering service on military helicopters might prove useful for civil applications.
Dec 8, 2006 - 8:34 AM
Over the last six years, the North American aeromedical transport industry, particularly its helicopter EMS community, has become increasingly concerned ab
Dec 8, 2006 - 7:41 AM
The labor union representing helicopter pilots employed by PHI voted November 10 to end a two-month-long strike against the company.