Rotorcraft

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

February 27, 2021, 8:18 PM

Turkey Unveils Unmanned, Electric Attack Helicopter

Turkish Aerospace Industries expects to fly the new, electric-powered, unmanned T629 attack helicopter later this year.

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Dubai Expo
Mar 3, 2021 - 11:59 AM
Leonardo, Falcon Aviation Services building new rotorcraft terminal for Dubai Expo 2020
Mar 3, 2021 - 11:19 AM
The USHST has unveiled recommended practices document for developing stability augmentation systems and autopilots in light helicopters.
Robert Sumwalt
Mar 1, 2021 - 8:00 AM
In the wake of the Kobe Bryant crash report, NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt is pressing for more IFR helicopter operations.
TAI T629
Feb 27, 2021 - 8:18 PM
Turkish Aerospace Industries expects to fly the new, electric-powered, unmanned T629 attack helicopter later this year.
Feb 26, 2021 - 12:14 PM
The crash that killed Kobe Bryant could have been avoided if the pilot just decided to land the helicopter instead of continuing the flight.
Feb 26, 2021 - 12:12 PM
Aerion ADS-B system will monitor helicopter operations in the Bodo Oceanic flight region to altitudes of 10,000 feet.
CH-53K Israel
Feb 26, 2021 - 4:43 AM
Sikorsky’s latest heavylift helicopter has been chosen over the CH-47 to replace first-generation CH-53s in service with the Israeli Air Force.
Feb 23, 2021 - 4:28 PM
Fly Lindy plans to offer per-seat, scheduled helicopter charter shuttle service between New York City, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore starting in June.
Erickson S-64F
Feb 23, 2021 - 3:59 PM
Erickson said it would begin flying an optionally-piloted S-64F+ in 2022 and that it aimed for first customer deliveries in 2024.
Bell 505
Feb 22, 2021 - 11:15 AM
Transport Canada issues emergency airworthiness directive mandating inspection of collective sticks in Bell 505s.