Rotorcraft

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

Sep 21, 2006 - 7:53 AM
CAE is relocating its Sikorsky S-76 and Gulfstream IV simulators from its SimuFlite facility in Dallas, to its new business aviation training center near M
Sep 21, 2006 - 7:46 AM
At a briefing at February’s Heli-Expo in Dallas, members of the industry’s newly formed International Helicopter Safety Team briefed delegates on their str
Sep 21, 2006 - 7:44 AM
Late last month Sikorsky said it remained “open for business” as a strike by production workers entered its second month.
Sep 21, 2006 - 7:42 AM
Bell’s new high-performance main rotor system flew for the first time at Mirabel, Canada, at the end of February.
Sep 21, 2006 - 7:41 AM
Avidyne has launched a range of active surveillance traffic systems for helicopters, with prices beginning at $9,900–less than half the cost of competing s
Sep 21, 2006 - 7:38 AM
Sikorsky is to open a third engineering design center to support its aftermarket, commercial and U.S.
Sep 21, 2006 - 7:37 AM
Honeywell has announced plans to build an FAA-certified, 1,800-shp version of its military T53 turbo-shaft engine to fit the recently certified Bell 210.<b
Sep 21, 2006 - 7:24 AM
Eurocopter test pilot Didier Delsalle (center) and president and CEO Fabrice Brégier (right) accepted the world record verification from Fédération Aéronau
Sep 21, 2006 - 7:20 AM
As demand for new helicopters surpasses the manufacturers’ ability to deliver, marketing consultant HeliValue$ said that prices are increasing dramatically
Sep 21, 2006 - 7:19 AM
If deals closed are the standard by which a trade show’s success is measured, Heli-Expo 2006 was an unqualified triumph.