Rotorcraft

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

PJ Helicopters UH-60A Utility Hawk helicopter collects water from lake for utility firefighting mission
Feb 7, 2023 - 3:00 PM
GPMS's Foresight MX health and usage monitoring system has received FAA supplemental type certificate approval for installation in Black Hawk helicopters.
Bell 525 super-medium twin-engine helicopter in flight
Feb 7, 2023 - 12:51 PM
GE center would provide remote engine diagnostics and analytics for rotorcraft customers.
Global Medical Response employee, Bell Employee and Air Link air ambulance employee pose for photo with Bell air ambulance helicopter
Feb 7, 2023 - 12:30 PM
Air ambulance provider Global Medical Response operates 220 Bell helicopters for various missions in North America.
Bell 407GXi helicopter parked on airport ramp
Feb 6, 2023 - 10:29 AM
Air ambulance provider Life Flight Network has expanded its Bell helicopter fleet to 29 with the recent addition of four Model 407GXis.
Hill Helicopters GT50 turbine engine
Feb 6, 2023 - 9:34 AM
According to Hill Helicopters, the unit cost of the GT50 turbine engine for its HX50 helicopter will be less than $100,000.
Bell 525 Relentless Helicopter on airport ramp
Feb 2, 2023 - 10:13 AM
Bell CEO Mitch Snyder notes that final type approval is in the FAA hands but the company's intent is to complete certification this year.
Feb 2, 2023 - 9:00 AM
A helicopter air ambulance pilot on his way to work was arrested for drunk driving after passing a sheriff's deputy's car.
Feb 1, 2023 - 11:46 AM
Volatus plans to build an eVTOL vertiport at the Bellefonte Airport near Penn State University later this year.
Hill HX50 helicopter
Feb 1, 2023 - 8:07 AM
Hill plans to begin flight testing of its HX50 helicopter later this year.
Robinson R44 helicopter
Jan 30, 2023 - 5:02 PM
Hartzell Engine Tec has received FAA PMA for its Sky Tec HT starters for Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters.