Rotorcraft

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

Sep 14, 2016 - 6:05 AM
The company is more aggressively pursuing additional markets.
Sep 13, 2016 - 4:58 PM
Such a system could provide significant gains in a helicopter's lift-to-drag ratio.
Sep 13, 2016 - 4:45 PM
The company recently hinted that it is in the process of curtailing its massive buy of 200 Bell 407GXPs.
Sep 13, 2016 - 4:20 PM
One helicopter operator gave attendees a new way to arrive in Black Rock in style.
Sep 13, 2016 - 9:44 AM
New derivative features Safran Helicopter Engine Arriel 2E engines (1,000 shp each) and Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics.
Dallas Cowboys Airbus H145
Sep 12, 2016 - 9:46 AM
Team owner Jerry Jones's new medium twin helo is painted in team livery, including the Cowboys’ signature blue star on the top of the vertical stabilizer.
Sep 8, 2016 - 5:09 PM
The 2R was certified in December 2015 and is slated to power the Bell 505 JetRanger X light single.
Sep 8, 2016 - 6:12 AM
The improved systems offers significant weight saving as well as a smoother ride
Sep 6, 2016 - 9:43 AM
There have been two accidents involving Bell 206s where a malfunction of the main transmission freewheel system led to a failure of the main rotor mast.
Sep 2, 2016 - 11:22 AM
Overall, accident rate for civil helicopters declined in the U.S. for the first six months of 2016, to 3.28 per 100,000 flight hours