Rotorcraft

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

Jun 10, 2014 - 6:00 PM
Company will also conduct prototype assembly and flight-testing of the aircraft from its plant in Mirabel, Quebec.
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 strives to reach level three of the FAA’s SMS program.
Jun 4, 2014 - 5:25 AM
The University of Michigan Health System, the first U.S. operator to use the EC155 for medevac missions, has been flying the helicopter since 2012.
Jun 3, 2014 - 3:40 PM
Offshore Long Island route became mandatory in 2012 but is scheduled to expire under a sunset provision on August 6.
Jun 3, 2014 - 3:30 PM
Canadian health and safety investigators charged Ontario’s troubled air ambulance service with 17 violations.
Jun 3, 2014 - 3:15 PM
Blade app lets customers book a seat on an existing flight or charter a whole helicopter and then use the app to help fill the seats.
Jun 3, 2014 - 5:10 AM
Certification of the redesigned vertical bevel gear shaft for the EC225 clears the way for fleet retrofit, especially for offshore operators.
Jun 3, 2014 - 1:50 AM
The North Sea offshore industry is looking for practical ways to implement new, stringent measures on backup breathers, passenger size and more.
Jun 2, 2014 - 3:10 AM
Without FAA action the controversial route expires in August; helicopter association has an alternative noise-mitigation plan.