Rotorcraft

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

July 2, 2020, 11:03 AM

Airbus H160 Gets EASA Nod

Airbus Helicopters’ medium twin H160 received EASA type certification approval on July 1.

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Jul 1, 2020 - 9:45 AM
UAE's Horizon International Flight Academy achieved the milestone with the 12 Bell 505 light singles it's received since January.
CH-53K King Stallion
Jun 30, 2020 - 11:20 AM
The next-generation heavy-lifter for the Marine Corps has successfully undertaken its first sea trials.
Chuck Aaron
Jun 29, 2020 - 3:10 PM
Chuck Aaron's helicopter upset and instrument training coming to Southern Utah University.
AH-64E Apache Guardian
Jun 27, 2020 - 6:28 AM
The addition of AH-64 gunships to the Moroccan inventory is part of an ongoing effort to strengthen and modernize the kingdom’s military forces.
Jun 25, 2020 - 10:34 AM
Richard Paul Harper admitted in a plea agreement to switching the fuselages and data plate of a damaged helo and trying to resell it.
Jun 24, 2020 - 3:11 PM
Bell is expanding its virtual training offerings during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kopter SH09 helicopter prototype 3
Jun 24, 2020 - 11:02 AM
Leonardo subsidiary Kopter said flight testing of the third SH09 light helicopter prototype restarted in Pozzallo, Italy, after a Covid-incuded pause.
Jun 19, 2020 - 2:21 PM
The Helicopter Association International's "Covid Clean" program seeks to reassure rotorcraft customers.
Airbus H145
Jun 19, 2020 - 12:30 PM
Customer deliveries of the new Airbus Helicopters H145 D3 will begin later this summer.
Jun 18, 2020 - 3:13 PM
The compound Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant helicopter broke the 200-knot speed barrier earlier this month.