Mark Huber
Contributor - Rotorcraft

Mark Huber (RotorWriter@Twitter) is an aviation industry veteran who has worked in the flight training, aircraft sales, aircraft component, and airport development businesses. He has flight time in more than 50 different and diverse aircraft including helicopters, aerobatic aircraft, vintage warbirds, jet fighters, turbine business aircraft, and transport category aircraft. He has jumped out of several of these—on purpose—with a parachute. His defense and aviation journalism has been published in a variety of national and international periodicals. 

Latest from Mark Huber


The Resurgence of Sikorsky's Helibus

Sikorsky readies production ramp-up for its S-92 heavy twin
Sikorsky S-92
Maintenance and Modifications

AeroBrigham Nears Brazil ANAC Approval

AeroBrigham to offer MRO services to Brazilian customers
AeroBrigham to receive Brazil ANAC
Training and Workforce

Bell Appoints Chinook Canada 505 Dealer

Chinook offers maintenance and pilot training
Bell 505 at Heli-Expo 2024

Skyryse Taking Deposits for Fly-by-wire Turbine Single

Deliveries of $1.8M Skyryse One could begin next year
Robinson R66 at Heli-Expo 2024
Maintenance and Modifications

Sikorsky Tackles S-92 Supply Chain

Record flight hours strain parts supply
Sikorsky S-92

Hill Lands at Heli-Expo

Order book for Hill HX50 and HC50 models tops 1,200
Hill Helicopter at Heli-Expo 2024

MagniX Eyes Medium Bells for Next Electrification Project

MagniX electric propulsion units already tested on Robinson R44
Bell 412 at Heli-Expo 2024

Bristow Signs for up to 20 Leonardo AW189s

Bristow's new order could nearly double the size of its AW189 fleet
Bristow AW189
Maintenance and Modifications

Astronautics' Mini-WACS Approved for Airbus Singles

AeroSync Mission supports post-flight data export and storage
Astronautics AeroSync Mission mini-WACS

StartStick Marks 2,500th Delivery

Lightweight GPU available for most turbine helicopters
Starstick GPU
Training and Workforce

Helo Scholarship Programs Aimed at Teenagers, Women Pilots

High school students sponsored at Heli-Expo
VAI, Jeff Pino Foundation scholarships

David Smith Named Robinson Helicopter CEO

Kurt Robinson remains on board and will serve as an advisor
David Smith left, Kurt Robinson, right
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Sikorsky HEX Takes Shape

Sikorsky plans to fly the HEX aircraft in 2026
Sikorski HEX
Maintenance and Modifications

Bell 505 Gains Autopilot, Aux Fuel Approvals

EASA approves installation of GFC 600H autopilot
Bell 505 at Heli-Expo 2024
Maintenance and Modifications

PAC International Logs Busy 2023

Metro Aviation unit specializes in helicopter completions and modifications
Metro Aviation unit PAC International 2023 in review

Leonardo Offering Wireless HUMS on AW09 Helicopter

System will work with leading tracking services
Leonardo AW09 mock up at Heli-Expo 2024

Airbus Helicopters Positioning for the Offshore Boom

Airbus Helicopters ramps up H175, H160 production
Airbus Offshore

Airbus Signs Deals for more than 130 Helicopters

Saudi, German operators commit to Airbus singles and twins
Airbus H125
Maintenance and Modifications

Enstrom Offer More Options for Helicopters

Autopilot, air conditioning, and lithium-ion battery to be offered
Enstrom on the floor at Heli-Expo 2024

PHI Celebrates Its 75th Year

Helicopter services company has grown to a fleet of more than 200
PHI booth at Heli-Expo 2024

Leonardo Lands Substantial New Orders

The company announces 50 orders at Heli-Expo
Leonardo and THC announcement

CEO: MD Helicopters 'Not There Yet'

Supply challenges remain even as MDH unveils upgrade programs, books more orders
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

LCI: Offshore Squeeze Will Continue

Shortage of lift for offshore energy will continue in the short-term
Training and Workforce

Heli-Expo Sponsoring Career Fair

Workshops and job fair offered
Military to Civilian job Fair
Regulations and Government

UK Tax Triggers North Sea Layoffs

Contagion spreads to offshore helicopter operators
Airbus H225 and oil rig

Brisk Growth Seen for Heavy Lifters

Demand for heavy lift helicopters will continue through the next decade
Erickson AIr Crane
Training and Workforce

Aviation Search Group Places 800th Helo Pilot

Company was founded in 1999 by aviation professionals
Helicopter pilot Matt Thurber
Maintenance and Modifications

Airwolf Medium Bell TT Straps Gain DLA Source Approval

The straps already had STC approval from the FAA
Airwolf Aerospace’s Bell UH-1 series TT straps

Union Balks at Bringing Super Pumas Back to North Sea

Calls it an 'insult' to the memory of 33 killed
Regulations and Government

IG Criticizes FAA's Airport Improvement Funding

FAA did not follow proper procedures when allocating $106 million in airport improvement funding
Newark Airport