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

Bell 505 high-altitude testing
Aug 25, 2015 - 11:13 AM
Bell 505 is approximately halfway through its flight-test program and is on track to gain Transport Canada certification by year-end.
Aug 21, 2015 - 4:15 PM
Government funds promised for the projects have not been forthcoming
Bristow Airbus Helicopters H175
Aug 19, 2015 - 9:22 AM
Continuing slump in oil prices is hitting the OGP services industry hard, says one operator.
Aug 18, 2015 - 12:14 PM
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has delivered the first nine T129s; will stage demonstrations in Poland this weekend
Final Bell 412EP delivered to Philippines
Aug 17, 2015 - 8:38 PM
The Philippines service also accepted two AgustaWestland AW-109E armed helicopters during a ceremony at Villamor Air Base.
Aug 17, 2015 - 3:33 PM
The company is raising its credit line by $400 million with an eye to making an as yet undisclosed acquisition or acquisitions.
Aug 17, 2015 - 3:08 PM
The NYPD began taking deliveries of the 429 last year to replace its four AgustaWestland AW119 singles.
UAV in flight
Aug 17, 2015 - 2:59 PM
One Swiss helicopter operator studied and dismissed drones as a complement to its fleet.
AW609 in flight
Aug 17, 2015 - 2:35 PM
The company is on track for certification in 2017 and customer deliveries in 2018.
Helicidade, operator of this heliport just across the Pinheiros River, faces difficult economic times. Still, its loud-and-clear message is,“We’ll be here tomorrow!”
Aug 11, 2015 - 5:20 PM
Heliport operator confident of better times despite drop in activity.