Rotorcraft

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

Sep 20, 2006 - 11:57 AM
About 3,600 Sikorsky Aircraft workers in Connecticut and Florida went on strike on February 20, voting a tentative agreement down 2,045 to 1,072 mainly bec
Sep 20, 2006 - 10:37 AM
In response to recommendations of the joint industry/ government International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), MD Helicopters will include as standard equip
Sep 20, 2006 - 10:02 AM
Two instances of bearing failure in GE CT7-8A turboshaft engines prompted the FAA to issue an emergency AD (2006-06-51) on March 17.
Sep 20, 2006 - 9:48 AM
Predictions for the number of civil helicopter deliveries over the next decade differ somewhat, according to forecasts released at Heli-Expo in Dallas in l
Sep 19, 2006 - 1:24 PM
The FAA has put its proposed expansion of the drug and alcohol testing program on the back burner for six months, canceling the April 10 compliance date.
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Sep 19, 2006 - 1:16 PM
Summer in the Swiss Alps is short, and construction companies have to work fast in the mountains and valleys.
Sep 19, 2006 - 1:14 PM
Carson Helicopters and Sagem Avionics’ U.S.
Sep 19, 2006 - 1:12 PM
The Helicopter Association International expects to have its international online database of disaster-relief rotorcraft ready for rollout next month.
Sep 19, 2006 - 1:10 PM
Spanish operator Helisureste has taken delivery of an Agusta- Westland 139.
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Sep 19, 2006 - 1:05 PM
Having flown more than 32,000 hours to date on the Kamov Ka-32, British Columbia, Canada-based Vancouver Island Helicopters (VIH) Logging can claim the tit