Rotorcraft

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

Nov 1, 2006 - 11:33 AM
Pilots of a Sikorsky S-92A from Norway’s Norsk Helikopter put out a Mayday call one day near the end of March, after being warned of a major drop in main r
Nov 1, 2006 - 11:31 AM
French companies Turbomeca and Microturbo have built a new turbine engine manufacturing and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in the UK near
Nov 1, 2006 - 11:30 AM
Eurocopter is celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of its most popular helicopters–the Sud-Aviation (SA) 318 Alouette (Skylark).
Nov 1, 2006 - 11:16 AM
Spanish operator Helisureste has inaugurated a replacement service between the Mediterranean islands of Malta and Gozo, using a Bell 412.
Nov 1, 2006 - 9:05 AM
Since 1999, the North American aero-medical transport industry, particularly its helicopter EMS community, has become increasingly introspective regarding
Oct 31, 2006 - 11:05 AM
Preventing helicopter fuel contamination is the topic addressed in a March 24 edition of the FAA’s <i>Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin</i>.
Oct 30, 2006 - 11:59 AM
Eurocopter is concerned that some pilots could confuse different versions of the AS 350B3 Ecureuil single-turbine helicopter that feature different kinds o
Oct 30, 2006 - 11:54 AM
The Center’s manager, Xavier Burette, said the school, a Héli-Union subsidiary, opened in April 2002 in Angoulême.
Oct 30, 2006 - 11:53 AM
Paris-based Héli-Union, which operates a fleet of 35 mostly twin-engine helicopters mainly for oil majors, has signed a draft joint venture operating agree
Oct 30, 2006 - 11:49 AM
Just as the cold weather starts to take hold in the higher reaches of North America, Sikorsky’s S-92 has passed one of its critical remaining airworthiness