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 - 10:54 AM
Successfully completing phase one of what will be the world’s first civil certification of a tiltrotor aircraft, veteran convertiplane pilot Roy Hopkins re
Oct 12, 2007 - 10:51 AM
Heli-USA has taken a break from the usual Hawaiian air-tour repertoire of overflying thick jungles, pristine tropical rainforests, volcanoes surging with l
Oct 12, 2007 - 10:49 AM
Like its predecessors, it would be the most widely recognized helicopter in the world– the personal transport for the world’s most powerful leader, a leade
Oct 12, 2007 - 8:02 AM
Twenty-five years ago, former Bell Helicopter engineer Frelon Tullos founded Heli-Dyne Systems in response to a market he recognized, one that his former e
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.