Rotorcraft

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

January 7, 2019, 4:00 PM

Bell Unveils Nexus Air Taxi Concept at CES

Bell’s proposed solution for urban air mobility has a name, configuration and a team of partners aimed at bringing the Nexus to service by the mid-2020s.

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Bell Nexus in flight
Jan 7, 2019 - 4:00 PM
Bell’s proposed solution for urban air mobility has a name, configuration and a team of partners aimed at bringing the Nexus to service by the mid-2020s.
Columbia Helicopters
Jan 7, 2019 - 11:46 AM
Bristow says "market conditions" prevented it from closing on its planned purchase of Columbia by the end of 2018.
Jan 3, 2019 - 10:32 AM
Spain is expanding its rotary-wing force through deals to buy NH90s in both transport and maritime versions, and to upgrade its Chinooks
Dart Aerospace emergency float system for Bell 505 Jet Ranger X
Jan 2, 2019 - 10:48 AM
The system, the first of its kind, is incorporates a six-pod, tri-bag design to provide greater stability without impeding egress
Dec 29, 2018 - 4:39 PM
A SAR AW139 crashed after hitting a zipline on the UAE's highest peak enroute to pick up an injured patient.
Dec 28, 2018 - 5:29 AM
The Sikorsky-Boeing team developing the Defiant tactical/utility transport compound helicopter demonstrator has unveiled the prototype
Dec 22, 2018 - 3:52 AM
As the year draws to an end, Leonardo has achieved significant first flight milestones for two of its important defense programs
Dec 21, 2018 - 5:15 AM
With a first flight set for next spring, the LAH is an attack version of the H155 Dauphin developed jointly by KAI and Airbus
VSR700 in flight
Dec 20, 2018 - 2:11 PM
The autonomous, unmanned "tactical vehicle" is based on the Helicopteres Guimbal Cabri G2 and fitted with a diesel engine.
Dec 19, 2018 - 10:12 AM
Bell VP Jay Ortiz and Puerto Rican dealer charged in connection with sales of 429s, 407.