News and issues regarding all manner of civil and military rotorcraft and their powerplants, including helicopters, tilt rotors and unmanned air vehicles.
Eurocopter is investigating all-electric helicopter system architectures, including flight controls, with the goal of having them in service within 10 year
Bell is planning to add the second 429 prototype to its flight-test effort next month.
An accident caused by the loss of a tail-rotor blade prompted the FAA to issue an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) for the MD 369 series.
The FAA is proposing to amend one engine inoperative (OEI) rating definitions.
Workers at the IAR Ghimbav helicopter manufacturing plant in Brasov, Romania, have suspended their strike after three days.
Eurocopter is still talking to the Romanian privatization agency, AVAS, about taking over 65 percent of helicopter and light aircraft manufacturer IAR Ghim
French-based engine maker Turbomeca has chosen Monroe, N.C.
Turbomeca is endeavoring to improve product support after customers voiced dissatisfaction, notably about parts availability.
Eurocopter is to issue a Service Bulletin that should solve a fleet-wide problem with the EC 145’s tail-rotor controls.
MD Helicopters (MDH) last month dismissed as ill-founded “rumors” circulating that the company is for sale.<br /><br />In a statement, chairman and CEO Lyn