Rotorcraft

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

May 20, 2017 - 8:25 AM
The light single fleet has accumulated more than 1.8 million hours since the helicopter's 2001 service entry.
May 16, 2017 - 5:01 PM
MD 530Fs for Kenya, Bell 429s for Slovakia, and CH-47Ds for Greece would all be supplied under FMS terms
May 16, 2017 - 7:20 AM
The preliminary report hints at an unsure crew operating in poor weather with suspect data.
TH-57 in flight
May 15, 2017 - 12:58 PM
The service seeks to extend aircraft life by transferring a portion of training to simulators.
May 15, 2017 - 8:06 AM
The reorganized company qualifies for small-business set-aside contracts.
May 4, 2017 - 10:56 AM
Revenue fall blamed on "lower utilization in U.S. oil and gas operations, fewer search and rescue subscribers and the end of some dry-leasing contracts."
Apr 28, 2017 - 12:45 PM
In the 2016 crash the main rotor separated from the aircraft; the investigation continues.
Apr 27, 2017 - 12:31 PM
Blade’s Bounce on-demand service to JFK starts at $695 for the whole helicopter (typically an Astar) and $195 for per-seat scheduled service.
Apr 27, 2017 - 11:21 AM
Civil helicopter deliveries increased to 78 in the quarter, up from 56 in the same period last year.
Apr 25, 2017 - 11:49 AM
Sikorsky's civil helicopter sales have been hit particularly hard by the global energy slump.