Rotorcraft

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

Oct 12, 2007 - 7:54 AM
In the arcane world of helicopter rotor aerodynamics, two concepts that show promise for enhancing safety and performance in the world of high-density-alti
Oct 12, 2007 - 7:50 AM
“‘What do they know about the helicopter business? They’ll be begging to be bought out in six months.’ That’s what the rest of the industry was saying abou
Oct 12, 2007 - 7:48 AM
Amid numerous press accounts of helicopter heroism during the war in Iraq comes this story of the sort of everyday utility humanitarianism that should walk
Oct 12, 2007 - 7:47 AM
It’s unclear what the following facts really say about a mode of transportation that’s nearly 60 years old, but a new Nevada corporation has set up shop se
Oct 12, 2007 - 7:46 AM
Some pilots don’t look forward to flying in bad weather, but helicopter pilot and TV news reporter Johnny Rowlands actually fires up his Bell JetRanger and
Oct 12, 2007 - 7:43 AM
As evidence of a continual, albeit gradual, increase in the sale of commercial helicopters, multi-ship purchases are on the upswing.
Oct 12, 2007 - 7:40 AM
Agusta officials have revealed they are currently negotiating with Bell to increase the share the Italian manufacturer holds in the BA609 tiltrotor program
Oct 12, 2007 - 7:36 AM
Just when it looks like the V-22 Osprey program might have a good day, the fates conspire to create more clouds on the horizon.
Oct 9, 2007 - 9:04 AM
After a government-appointed arbitrator stopped discussions on May 9, mechanics at Norwegian offshore operator Norsk Helikopter went on strike, curtailing
Oct 9, 2007 - 9:00 AM
North Sea oil and gas producers could be facing a summer of extreme discontent should a voting majority of union members at CHC Scotia have their way.