Rotorcraft

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

Bristow AW139
Sep 2, 2020 - 5:41 PM
Bristow Group is rebranding its wholly-owned Brazilian subsidiary Aeroleo and is writing off its investment in another Brazilian operator Lider.
Airbus UH-72B
Sep 2, 2020 - 2:42 PM
The updated helicopter replaces the tailrotor on the UH-72A Lakota with a Fenestron.
Sep 2, 2020 - 10:54 AM
Tokyo’s Metropolitan Government is evaluating the Leonardo AW609 tiltrotor to deliver service to Ogasawara island.
MH-47G Block II
Sep 2, 2020 - 4:37 AM
The latest special forces version of the Chinook is lighter and better-performing than its predecessor.
Lufthansa Aviation Training H145/135 Full-flight Simulator (Photo: Lufthansa Aviation Training)
Sep 1, 2020 - 11:21 AM
Lufthansa Aviation Training marked an expansion in HEMS training with German approval of its Airbus H145/135 Level D full-flight simulator.
MD530F
Aug 31, 2020 - 6:49 PM
MD Helicopters has received FAA approval to increase the MD530F’s max gross take-off weight from 3,100 to 3,350 pounds.
Mi-171 Sh-VN Storm
Aug 27, 2020 - 6:40 AM
Russian Helicopters is displaying an impressive range of its military products at the Army 2020 International Military-Technical Forum.
Aug 26, 2020 - 2:14 PM
Island Express Helicopters is blaming the fatal crash of its S-76 on air traffic controllers.
MD 902
Aug 26, 2020 - 11:13 AM
MDHI's factor service center's work on the CoxHealth MD 902 Explorer including a 5,000-hour airframe overhaul, inspections, repairs and modifications.
Bell 206B main rotor blades (Photo: Van Horn Aviation)
Aug 26, 2020 - 10:18 AM
Van Horn Aviation's newly approved Bell 206B main rotor blades have different carbon fiber ply counts and orientations, providing for a smoother ride.