Rotorcraft

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

May 11, 2022 - 12:17 PM
Blade Air Mobility said revenues from organ transports, short-haul passenger flights spurring growth.
Leonardo AW169 first flight on May 10, 2012
May 11, 2022 - 10:22 AM
Leonardo is marking the 10th anniversary of the AW169 on May 10, 2012, it has since delivered 140 of the light intermediate helicopters.
Airbus AS350 B2 formerly operated by Safari Aviation
May 10, 2022 - 8:12 PM
NTSB reports concluded that the fatal 2019 Safari Aviation Helitour crash was a result of the pilot continuing flight into IMC and called it "preventable."
May 10, 2022 - 12:25 PM
Results from recent NASA-backed flight tests with Joby’s eVTOL prototype demonstrate that its noise would be barely audible from city streets below.
Curti Zefhir helicopter on helipad at sunset
May 9, 2022 - 12:02 PM
Savback Helicopters will display the turbine-powered, two-seat Curti Zefhir at Wycombe Air Park during this year's Private Flyer luxury brand show.
One of Helinet's Sikorsky S-76 Children's Hospital of Los Angeles helicopters over the coast line
May 5, 2022 - 8:33 AM
Helinet will explore eVTOL applications to traditional helicopter missions.
BIH's Leonardo AW189 flying above water as seen from above
May 4, 2022 - 11:24 AM
Bristow Group to acquire British International Helicopter Services, a company that provides services to the UK military.
View of Rocket Lab's Electron booster with parachute midair as seen from Sikorsky S-92A helicopter
May 2, 2022 - 9:44 PM
Sikorsky S-92A snagged the first-stage booster of Rocket Lab's Electron midair but dropped it after the pilot noted "different load characteristics."
Sikorsky S-52 Hummingbird in flight near snow and ice covered trees
May 2, 2022 - 11:43 AM
Vertical Aviation Technologies is seeking a strategic partner to produce an updated, certified version of the Sikorsky S-52.
Airbus Helicopters H225 Super Puma
May 2, 2022 - 8:25 AM
Airbus H225 helicopters have found new life and missions in the wake of the 2016 offshore accident.