Rotorcraft

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

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X in flight
May 19, 2016 - 3:30 PM
Bell does not expect that moving 505 production from Lafayette, La., to Mirabel, Quebec, will increase production costs or the helicopter's price.
May 18, 2016 - 9:48 AM
Company is now describing the Bell 525 Relentless as an 18-seater for offshore oil-and-gas operations—two more seats than originally anticipated.
May 18, 2016 - 3:38 AM
Mixed feedback on safety while some concerned patient care might be diminished.
NetJets London Heliport
May 17, 2016 - 12:03 PM
Now rebranded NetJets London Heliport, the port also recently celebrated its 500,000th movement.
Kamov Ka-60 on ramp
May 17, 2016 - 7:28 AM
Updates also provided on existing Kamov machines, including Ka-27 series and long-delayed first flight of Ka-62.
May 13, 2016 - 7:31 AM
The Italian-based group’s transition from Finmeccanica is proceeding, but heritage names may persist in some form or other
May 12, 2016 - 2:52 PM
Low oil prices are taking their toll on operators.
May 12, 2016 - 11:07 AM
New two-bay paint shop and delivery center make the Prague facility Bell's regional customization, delivery and aftermarket service center in Europe.
May 12, 2016 - 9:45 AM
Manufacturer is developing the retrofit kit for AS350B2s, B3s and B3es and EC130B4s.
May 10, 2016 - 12:20 PM
The training helicopter has the same airframe, rotor system and Lycoming O-540-F1B5 as the R44 Raven I, but the Cadet’s rear seats are removed.