Rotorcraft

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

Rocket Bell 222
Jul 11, 2021 - 10:04 PM
Rocket using Bell 222s to provide first-world air ambulance service in South Africa
Jul 9, 2021 - 10:05 AM
The sole occupant pilot survived the crash of a firefighting Bell 212 into California's Lake Shastina.
Jul 8, 2021 - 12:37 PM
Volocopter and aviation training group CAE are partnering to develop, certify, and deploy a pilot training program to support commercial eVTOL ops.
Jul 8, 2021 - 11:35 AM
The FAA is mandating replacement of certain main rotor hub strap pins on Bell 204, 205, and 212 helicopter models following fatal crash in Canada.
Jul 7, 2021 - 12:28 PM
Aviation Blade Services has a new partnership agreement to support the main and tail rotor blades on Taiwan's S-70/UH60s.
Van Horn Aviation's new tail rotor system for the Airbus Helicopters AS350/H125
Jul 7, 2021 - 9:46 AM
Van Horn expects its new tail rotor system for the Airbus AStar helicopter family to be available next year.
BELL SIL
Jul 6, 2021 - 5:05 PM
Bell's SIL will support the Army's future vertical lift programs.
Bell V-280
Jun 28, 2021 - 11:12 AM
Bell is retiring its V-280 tiltrotor demonstrator to focus on the Army's next phase of future vertical lift competition.
Chinook RAF
Jun 24, 2021 - 6:02 AM
With its latest order the RAF becomes the first export customer for the Block II version of Boeing's Chinook helicopter.
Jun 23, 2021 - 10:12 AM
Operator, pilot's estate, settle with families in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash.