Rotorcraft

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

Apr 5, 2016 - 12:03 PM
The company has updated the hour meter and offers an updated hub and redesigned main rotor spindles.
Kamov Ka-52 Alligator
Apr 5, 2016 - 9:15 AM
Russia started using both the Ka-52 and the Mil Mi-28 attack helicopters in its campaign to bolster the Syrian Arab Army.
AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat
Apr 1, 2016 - 9:52 AM
With the order, the Philippines becomes the third customer for the improved Lynx helicopter, joining the UK and Korea.
Bell 505 signing
Mar 31, 2016 - 12:26 PM
Latin American customers account for nearly a quarter of the five-seat helicopter’s backlog.
Mar 29, 2016 - 10:09 AM
Stability augmentation system reduces single-pilot workload while providing precise “hands off” control of the aircraft during all modes of flight.
Mar 24, 2016 - 11:42 AM
Proposed changes establish a new ditching certification methodology by which a target probability of capsize following a ditching can be determined.
Mar 22, 2016 - 12:55 PM
The FAA and industry partners are working on the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing System for rotorcraft.
Mar 22, 2016 - 10:03 AM
According to the AAIB, the helicopter’s decreasing airspeed went unnoticed by the pilots until the helicopter was in a critically low-energy state.
Mar 22, 2016 - 9:33 AM
Rule will elimination of the requirement for HEMS operators to file a flight plan and allow helicopters to fly point-to-point below 5,000 feet.
Mar 16, 2016 - 4:47 PM
Launch customers are Heli-Union, HeliDax, Helicopters Italia, Advanced Helicopter Services and Bristow Group.