Rotorcraft

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

January 13, 2020, 7:51 PM

Leonardo Wins U.S. Navy Helo Trainer Deal

Leonardo selected to provide up to 130 training helicopters to U.S. Navy in a deal potentially worth $650 million.

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H145 Jupiter
Jan 23, 2020 - 3:00 PM
Airbus Helicopters is providing four additional H145 twins as part of an expansion of the UK Military Flight Training System (UKMFTS).
Dwayne Williams
Jan 23, 2020 - 1:00 PM
HAI Flight Instructor of the Year recipient Dwayne Williams has had a 50-plus-year career with the U.S. Army, PHI, Bell, MD Helicopters, and Aerodynamics.
Jan 23, 2020 - 12:00 PM
Safran Helicopter Engines certified four new models in 2019 and is continuing work on electric and hybrid systems.
Jan 23, 2020 - 12:00 PM
An order for 12 Bell 505s heralds Horizon Flight Academy's phaseout of aging Bell 206s.
Gary Wiltrout
Jan 23, 2020 - 10:00 AM
HAI Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award goes to pilot Gary Wiltrout.
NSW Ambulance Aeromedical Rescue Helicopter Service
Jan 22, 2020 - 4:00 PM
New South Wales Ambulance Service is the HAI Golden Hour Reward recipient.
Bryn Elliott
Jan 22, 2020 - 2:00 PM
Recipient of the HAI 2020 Law Enforcement Award, Elliott founded Police Aviation Research.
Mark Ogden
Jan 22, 2020 - 2:00 PM
Excellence in Communications Award honoree Mark Ogden has spent 20 years editing magazines focused on civil, military, and aerial firefighting ops.
Corey Brekke
Jan 22, 2020 - 1:00 PM
Corey Brekke was named winner of the HAI Salute to Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award.
Captain Claude Vuichard,
Jan 22, 2020 - 12:00 PM
The 2019 edition of the handbook includes the Vuichard Recovery, developed to make recovering from the insidious and dangerous “vortex ring state” safer.