Rotorcraft

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

Oct 18, 2006 - 11:23 AM
Russia’s UTair Airlines plans to begin offshore services in India by year-end, as part of a contract with Gazprom subsidiary Zarubezhneftegaz.
Oct 18, 2006 - 11:22 AM
Turbomeca’s high-altitude Ardiden gas turbine has made its first run in southwestern France.
Oct 18, 2006 - 9:59 AM
Sikorsky’s new S-76D twin-turbine helicopter, scheduled to enter service in 2008, will be equipped with Thales’ TopDeck integrated modular avionics, accord
Oct 17, 2006 - 10:49 AM
Sikorsky’s S-92 equipped with the OEM’s new rotor ice protection system (RIPS) has been FAA certified for flight in known icing conditions.
Oct 17, 2006 - 10:05 AM
The pilot, the sole person aboard, was killed October 9 in the crash of a Tri-state Emergency Systems Agusta A109 (N7YL) about five miles from the airport
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Oct 16, 2006 - 10:48 AM
It’s one of the world’s more exclusive clubs, made up of pilots whose job in the growing world of luxury superyachts is helicopter operations.<br /> <br /
Oct 16, 2006 - 9:19 AM
Dundee, Scotland-born David Paris, 55, joined the Royal Navy in January 1967, for an eight-year hitch as a pilot.
Oct 16, 2006 - 9:13 AM
Every customer who signed up for the 427 IFR model has swallowed the premium associated with upgrading to the bigger 429.
Oct 16, 2006 - 9:07 AM
Bell’s 429 IFR light twin caused quite a stir at its February launch.
Oct 16, 2006 - 8:43 AM
India’s Dhruv medium twin has reportedly impressed state oil corporation ONGC, which manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) says has a pressing need for