Rotorcraft

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

September 23, 2022, 5:25 AM

French Navy Receives First Airbus H160 for SAR Duties

Six civilian-standard helicopters are being taken into service by the Marine Nationale in advance of the first deliveries of militarized H160Ms.

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MD 500E helicopter in flight
Sep 7, 2022 - 3:27 PM
MD Helicopters's assets have been acquired by a new operating company and it has appointed a new board, CEO, and senior executives.
XL Aerospace's portable fuel nozzle test stand
Sep 7, 2022 - 10:28 AM
The XL Aerospace fuel nozzle test stand's configuration supports a range of Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C/T, PW206, and PW207 turboshaft engines.
Sep 6, 2022 - 10:27 AM
Safran is negotiating with Thales to acquire its aeronautical electrical systems business.
Photo collage of exterior of Airbus Helicopters AS350B2 converted by G2 Aviation and black leather interior of the VIP conversion
Sep 6, 2022 - 10:20 AM
Quebec-based G2 Aviation has converted a utility AStar to VIP configuration for use by Helicraft for VIP transport and aerial city tours.
Airbus H145 on airport ramp
Sep 6, 2022 - 9:59 AM
Sales of preowned heavy helicopters were the only class to buck the first-half 2022 trend, Aero Asset said.
Attendees of the the Aviation Workforce Development Roundtable held in Salt Lake City, Utah pose with helicopter in hangar
Sep 1, 2022 - 12:54 PM
HAI joined an Aviation Workforce Development Roundtable to discuss ways to attract interest in rotary-wing careers.
NASA Remote Operations for Autonomous Missions lab (Photo: NASA)
Sep 1, 2022 - 8:11 AM
Panelists at the VFS Electric Aircraft Symposium stressed the need for advanced air mobility infrastructure for commercial success.
Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter
Aug 30, 2022 - 8:31 PM
CH-47 engine fires are linked to use of nonstandard engine O-rings.
 Boeing-Leonardo MH-139A in flight
Aug 30, 2022 - 9:32 AM
Defense systems on Boeing-Leonardo MH-139A triggered the need for multiple STCs.
Aug 30, 2022 - 8:57 AM
PHI's new regional headquarters in Perth will oversee operations in the Asia Pacific.