Rotorcraft

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

...
Oct 8, 2007 - 7:11 AM
“Because it is there.”<br /> <br /> If ever there was a case of a reporter taking a quote out of context, this is it.
...
Oct 8, 2007 - 7:02 AM
Eurocopter is making further strides toward its aim of certifying a helicopter to make IFR approaches to a hover, over a given point on the ground and at a
Oct 8, 2007 - 6:44 AM
Tail-rotor failure appears to be the culprit in the May 4 crash of a Eurocopter AS 350 news helicopter in New York City.
...
Oct 8, 2007 - 6:42 AM
AgustaWestland appointed former Bell CEO John Murphey to run Agusta-WestlandBell (AWB), the joint-venture company formed to manage the US-101 helicopter pr
Oct 8, 2007 - 6:39 AM
Germany’s Federal Border Police (FBP) EC 135s and EC 155s will be equipped with the EADS Defence Electronics Hellas obstacle-warning laser radar.
Oct 8, 2007 - 6:37 AM
German air rescue operator DRF (Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht) is to fly cross-border aeromedical missions into Denmark.
Oct 8, 2007 - 6:34 AM
The FAA has granted type certification to two new variants of GE’s CT7-8 turboshaft.
...
Oct 8, 2007 - 6:32 AM
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is generally seen as the next big market for the helicopter industry–OEMs, operators, training schools and maintenance
Oct 4, 2007 - 1:15 PM
The FAA issued a request for comment on proposed airworthiness standards for certification of the Bell/Agusta BA609–“a multi-turbine-engine powered-lift ca
Oct 4, 2007 - 5:57 AM
Byerly Aviation of Springfield, Ill., and Keystone Helicopter of West Chester, Pa., have both received the FAA’s prestigious Diamond Award of Excellence fo