Rotorcraft

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

August 11, 2022, 10:31 AM

Leonardo Logs VIP Orders at LABACE

Leonardo logged orders for three VIP configured helicopters during LABACE 2022 which will be delivered next year from Leonardo's new facility in Itapevi.

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Digital rendering of Bristow's Beta Alia 250 eVTOL
Aug 11, 2022 - 12:29 PM
Helicopter operator Bristow has placed a firm order for five Beta Alia 250 eVTOLs and has options for 50 more.
New bridges linking Vancouver with floating downtown heliport
Aug 11, 2022 - 10:57 AM
Pacific Heliport Services has completed a major upgrade project on the public-use heliport in downtown Vancouver, Canada.
Leonardo AW169 on static display at LABACE 2022
Aug 11, 2022 - 10:31 AM
Leonardo logged orders for three VIP configured helicopters during LABACE 2022 which will be delivered next year from Leonardo's new facility in Itapevi.
Aug 10, 2022 - 10:27 AM
Continuing 5G concerns prompt requested for expanded radar altimeter exemption for air ambulances
Photo of Summit Aviation team and helicopters outside hangar
Aug 10, 2022 - 9:00 AM
Summit Aviation has served S-92 operators since 2016 and expects to expand its support of the S-92 helicopter following authorization by Sikorsky.
Airbus Helicopters ACH160 in flight over city
Aug 9, 2022 - 12:31 PM
Airbus Helicopters has handed over the first ACH160—the VIP-outfitted version of the H160—to a customer in Brazil.
AC352 Chinese Variant of the Airbus Helicopter H175
Aug 4, 2022 - 11:18 AM
The AC352—the Chinese-manufactured variant of the Airbus Helicopters H175—has been awarded airworthiness certification from the CAAC.
XTI's under development TriFan 600 on showroom floor
Aug 4, 2022 - 10:50 AM
Colorado-based XTI has slipped the entry-into-service schedule for its under development TriFan600 into 2027.
Bell 505 owned by Cotswold Aviation on display in showroom
Aug 4, 2022 - 10:39 AM
With deliveries of the first Bell 505 beginning in 2017, the company has announced the milestone 400th delivery of the model to a customer in the UK.
The Raider X will be powered by GE’s T901 engine, and its rigid, four-bladed contrarotating main rotors and rear thruster enable a cruise speed of more than 200 knots and improved manuevering capability.
Aug 1, 2022 - 8:23 AM
Sikorsky's competitive prototype for the Army's FARA program is 90 percent complete.