Rotorcraft

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

Sikorsky S-76 in flight
Jun 15, 2015 - 7:10 AM
Parent company still has to make up its mind about selling or spinning off Sikorsky.
Russian Helicopters Mi-26s
Jun 13, 2015 - 11:30 AM
The constantly evolving Mi-8/17 family of helicopters accounted for more than half of all shipments in the past several years.
Ka-226T
Jun 12, 2015 - 6:10 AM
India’s selection of the Kamov Ka-226T for its recon and surveillance helicopter requirement was a blow to Airbus Helicopters, but a boon to Turbomeca.
Airbus Helicopters H160
Jun 11, 2015 - 12:00 PM
X4 program materializes into innovative AW139 competitor but drops fly-by-wire controls.
Sikorsky S-76 in flight
Jun 11, 2015 - 8:50 AM
Modified S-76 has logged more than 75 hours of flight testing, including autonomous zone selection and landing.
Kaman K-Max
Jun 8, 2015 - 5:24 PM
The K-Max was certified in 1994 and the production line was shuttered in 2003 after 38 were built.
Jun 5, 2015 - 10:23 AM
The consequence is reduced production of medium and heavy helicopters.
CHC Sikorsky S-92
Jun 3, 2015 - 11:59 AM
Helicopter is equipped with dual Universal Avionics UNS-1Espw SBAS-FMSs and uses four-axis coupled modes in the pseudo-ILS mode down to circling minimums.
Sikorsky S-97 Raider
Jun 2, 2015 - 1:08 PM
Prototype is representative of a multimission, high-speed helicopter for the U.S. Army, manufacturer says.
May 26, 2015 - 4:16 PM
Deal with JSC Ural Works of Civil Aviation (UWCA) to assemble 407GXPs in Russia will speed their inclusion on the country's aircraft registry.