Rotorcraft

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

May 23, 2015 - 1:17 PM
The HMVS system seeks to actively cancel rotor-induced vibration at its source.
May 22, 2015 - 11:56 AM
A switch illuminates the master caution panel indicating “tailboom” in the event of a failure.
touchscreen cockpit of V-280
May 21, 2015 - 9:10 AM
Touchscreen technology is at the heart of the panel, which won’t be installed in the aircraft until 2025 or 2030.
May 20, 2015 - 2:30 PM
Bell Helicopter has achieved its first European sale for the 407GXP single.
May 19, 2015 - 4:45 PM
As a result of a January crash of a 280FX, the safety agency is shortening the window between inspection intervals for the helicopter maker.
Bell 429 cabin interior
May 19, 2015 - 8:50 AM
Mecaer has developed a stylish cabin that is quiet and high-tech.
May 17, 2015 - 9:15 AM
The market is relatively slow but both manufacturers see Europe as key.
May 14, 2015 - 1:22 PM
The company attributed the $75 million loss to a one-time impairment-of-goodwill charge of $49.8 million.
Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk
May 14, 2015 - 10:14 AM
The helicopter manufacturer is building a production kit version of the autonomy system developed under its Matrix research program.
May 10, 2015 - 12:51 PM
The course covers the procedures, methods used and the skills required in all aspects of helicopter accident investigation.