Rotorcraft

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

November 13, 2019, 3:25 AM

Airbus's VSR700 Rotary-wing UAV Takes Flight

The VSR700 unmanned helicopter is intended to serve onboard vessels of the French navy to extend their surveillance horizon

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Leonardo, Abu Dhabi Aviation contract signing
Nov 19, 2019 - 12:49 PM
The order will increase the Abu Dhabi Aviation AW139 fleet, as well as add a new type, the AW169.
Nov 18, 2019 - 4:07 AM
VR-Technologies announces P&W engine choice for the VRT500 on same day UAE investment company agrees to buy half the Russian company.
AW 149
Nov 18, 2019 - 12:11 AM
If the UK chooses the AW149 production could be transferred from Milan to Yeovil.
Bell 412EP
Nov 17, 2019 - 7:16 AM
Abu Dhabi Aviation's new Ghana and Cyprus joint ventures meet the requirement for local content.
Nov 17, 2019 - 7:12 AM
The special-purpose terminal designed by Falcon Aviation is suited to all rotorcraft types, but especially the AW609 Tiltrotor.
Bell 505 Jet Ranger X
Nov 17, 2019 - 5:09 AM
Bell signs deal for twelve 505s.
Nov 17, 2019 - 2:40 AM
The Russian Helicopters Mi-38 utility transport aims to become the modern replacement for the long-lived and highly popular Mi-8/17 series.
Leonardo AW189
Nov 17, 2019 - 2:29 AM
Falcon Aviation Services is expanding its offshore oil and gas helicopter fleet with two more Leonardo AW189s. One is leased from Milestone.
 Falcon Aviation’s Code-F Plot hangar,
Nov 17, 2019 - 1:01 AM
All bizjet MRO is to relocate to DWC, with turboprop maintenance staying in Abu Dhabi.
H160
Nov 16, 2019 - 9:28 AM
France intends to acquire 169 H160Ms for the HIL program, comprising 80 for the army, 49 for the navy, and 40 for the air force.