Rotorcraft

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

Jan 8, 2007 - 11:57 AM
Bell Helicopter, which builds the 206 and 407 single-turbine rotorcraft, unveiled the seven-seat Model 417 at the Helicopter Association International’s He
Jan 8, 2007 - 11:49 AM
In response to recommendations of the joint industry/government International Helicopter Safety Team, MD Helicopters will include as standard equipment on
Jan 8, 2007 - 10:36 AM
The NTSB determined the probable causes of two helicopter accidents.
Jan 8, 2007 - 10:15 AM
The canyon is called Descent and the maneuver was called the “yo-yo” by Sundance Helicopter pilots and the “Thelma-and-Louise” by Papillon Airways pilots.
Jan 8, 2007 - 9:24 AM
The NTSB last week issued a scathing report highly critical of both the FAA and the transport-helicopter industry for not embracing flight-data recorders.
Dec 21, 2006 - 11:15 AM
Ten months ago all 16 of England’s and Wales’ air ambulances created the Association of Air Ambulance Charities (AAAC) to lobby the government to consider
Dec 21, 2006 - 10:19 AM
Giuseppe Airaudi, 52, and his passenger died in the crash of an Agusta Bell AB412 on November 27 in the Italian Alps.
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).