Rotorcraft

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

Bell 525 FTV3
Apr 27, 2016 - 12:28 PM
Two more test vehicles are scheduled to join the program this year—FTV4 in August and FTV5 in September.
Apr 26, 2016 - 9:23 AM
Received $10,000 fine and five year's probation on felony conflict-of-interest charges and for making false statements to federal investigators.
Super Puma on aircraft carrier
Apr 20, 2016 - 8:19 AM
The island nation is evaluating new medium lift helicopters, and also planning to replace some older CH-47 Chinooks.
Apr 18, 2016 - 7:00 AM
Two accidents and claims of discriminatory practices pose challenges for the company.
Apr 12, 2016 - 3:36 PM
Several congressmen believe a division of the Interior Department has been taking fuel stores to which it has no legal right.
Apr 12, 2016 - 8:50 AM
Available for new and existing customers, features include WireAware, FastFind and simplified frequency entry
Sino-US Finmeccanica Helicopters
Apr 12, 2016 - 5:30 AM
Sino-US, a subsidiary of Zenisun Group, signed off on the deal for 25 EMS-equipped AW119Kxs.
Apr 11, 2016 - 9:00 AM
The industry-government partnership is targeting a reduction to 0.61 fatal accidents per 100,000 flight hours by 2019.
AW139 in flight
Apr 11, 2016 - 8:00 AM
Active in Asia, Africa and Latin America, Héli-Union sees decline in oil-and-gas activity but bets on new aircraft to meet oil firms’ requirements.
Apr 7, 2016 - 8:00 PM
Business jet and helicopter markets in China have cooled due a slowing economy and an anti-luxury backlash.