News and issues regarding all manner of civil and military rotorcraft and their powerplants, including helicopters, tilt rotors and unmanned air vehicles.
In a major deal announced at the Dubai Air Show last month, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of the Interior ordered 40 Sikorskys.
Sikorsky subsidiary Schweizer is developing a derivative of the existing Schweizer 333 light single.
VIP and government flight specialist Dubai Air Wing has ordered two AW139s in executive configuration.
Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) last month gave an update on its fleet expansion.
McAlpine Helicopters is now owned entirely by Eurocopter, which has renamed the company Eurocopter UK.
Last month the FAA issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SW-08-03) containing “recommendations for rotorcraft during icing conditions.” The
Sikorsky’s Keystone subsidiary will take over final assembly and completion of the S-76C++ and subsequent variants of the twin-turbine helicopter, includin
Early next year, Helsinki, Finland-based operator Copterline will restart one of the few scheduled public helicopter routes in the world.
The Bell 429 can hover out of ground effect (OGE) at 11,000 feet at its maximum takeoff weight of 7,000 pounds.