Rotorcraft

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

Nov 16, 2006 - 11:50 AM
Sikorsky and China Aviation Industry Corp.
Nov 16, 2006 - 5:35 AM
A program intended to allow emergency response agencies to quickly identify, locate and coordinate helicopter assets is now available at Helicopter Associa
Nov 14, 2006 - 10:34 AM
The second prototype of the Bell/Agusta BA609 tiltrotor (S/N 60002) logged its first flight on November 9 at AgustaWestland’s facility in Cameri, Italy.
Nov 13, 2006 - 10:31 AM
New and revised performance and handling qualities requirements for normal- (Part 27) and transport-category (Part 29) rotorcraft have been proposed.
Nov 13, 2006 - 9:05 AM
On September 21, the FAA has scheduled the first <link http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20061800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-7203.htm _blank
Nov 13, 2006 - 6:29 AM
MD Helicopters has chosen Chelton Flight Systems to supply the EFIS cockpit for its light single helicopters.
Nov 13, 2006 - 5:51 AM
A September 7 information letter from Bell Helicopter warns Bell 206 and 206L operators of potential problems with STC'd Boundary Layer Research (BLR) tail
Nov 8, 2006 - 8:01 AM
Industry lobbying group the Union Française de l’Hélicoptère (UFH) is stepping up its efforts to improve public acceptance of helicopter operations in Fran
Nov 8, 2006 - 7:54 AM
The FAA is about to change helicopter certification rules to align them with the current&nbsp; performance levels of the aircraft they regulate.
Nov 8, 2006 - 7:45 AM
Bell Helicopter recently issued new information letters expressing concern about BLR Aerospace tailboom strakes.