Rotorcraft

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

Jul 4, 2014 - 2:30 AM
The jump was Bush’s first from a helicopter and eighth parachute jump.
Jul 3, 2014 - 2:45 AM
These are heady days for the company, under new ownership and with a new model planned for next year.
Jul 2, 2014 - 2:55 AM
Vibration suppressor could be part of a larger system integrated into all Sikorsky helicopters
Jul 2, 2014 - 2:10 AM
Hospitals, EASA agree autopilot improves safety, while BEA finds no record of automation-caused helicopter accident.
Jun 24, 2014 - 2:15 PM
Agency seeks more time to ponder whether to make the New York North Shore Helicopter Route permanent.
Jun 19, 2014 - 2:55 PM
The helicopter set an unofficial speed record of 255 knots a year ago.
Jun 12, 2014 - 2:40 PM
Witnesses said the empty helicopter became airborne, hit the ground and rolled over, its rotor blades striking and killing the pilot.
Jun 10, 2014 - 6:00 PM
Company strives to reach level three of the FAA’s SMS program.
Jun 10, 2014 - 6:00 PM
Company also doubled its workforce and expects to ramp up production to 50 helicopters next year.
Jun 10, 2014 - 6:00 PM
Company will also conduct prototype assembly and flight-testing of the aircraft from its plant in Mirabel, Quebec.