Rotorcraft

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

February 27, 2021, 8:18 PM

Turkey Unveils Unmanned, Electric Attack Helicopter

Turkish Aerospace Industries expects to fly the new, electric-powered, unmanned T629 attack helicopter later this year.

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U.S. Army TH-67 receiving water cannon salute
Feb 19, 2021 - 11:47 AM
The Bell 206 derivative served as the U.S. Army's primary training helicopter since 1993.
Ingenuity micro copter
Feb 18, 2021 - 4:40 PM
NASA's Ingenuity micro copter was parachuted onto the planet’s surface from the belly of the Perseverance rover.
Feb 18, 2021 - 10:43 AM
Blade Urban Air Mobility announced that it would base helicopters at Vertiport Chicago.
Feb 17, 2021 - 10:40 AM
The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) has developed a list of recommended practices focusing on spatial disorientation.
Airbus Racer
Feb 15, 2021 - 3:23 PM
Airbus will begin final assembly of the first Racer compound helicopter in the coming weeks.
Feb 15, 2021 - 10:55 AM
Airbus Helicopters has broken into the U.S. offshore market with a deal to provide four H160s to PHI and Shell.
Feb 15, 2021 - 7:49 AM
A new Airbus HCare support contract will cover Air Methods fleet of 80 EC135 light twins.
Feb 12, 2021 - 2:19 PM
HAI encourages industry to use its vast menu of helicopter safety programs that address culture, processes, training, and technology.
Airbus Helicopters H225
Feb 12, 2021 - 11:55 AM
The leasing deal will bring Air Center Helicopters' leased Airbus H225 fleet from Milestone Aviation to 18 aircraft.
USHST video
Feb 11, 2021 - 10:56 AM
U.S. Helicopter Safety Team releases video on the perils of flying VFR into IMC.