Rotorcraft

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

May 13, 2020, 11:54 AM

First Ospreys for Japan Arrive In-country

Japan is the first, and to date only, overseas customer for the Bell Boeing V-22 tiltrotor.

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Apr 28, 2020 - 10:23 PM
The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team has released a new recommended practice training guide to mitigate risks, including plans based on real acccidents.
Apr 28, 2020 - 8:54 PM
Flying in masks and gloves and distancing from cabin medical crews is now required conduct for emergency helicopter pilots.
Apr 27, 2020 - 1:01 PM
Chip Paige was killed when a 1969 Bell UH-1H crashed into a Mesa, Arizona park.
Bell 525
Apr 27, 2020 - 11:44 AM
Bell recently completed noise testing on its 525 super-medium twin.
Apr 27, 2020 - 11:27 AM
An HAI webinar with JSFirm highlighted the job losses that has come from the Covid-19 crisis in the rotorcraft industry, but offered tools for job seekers.
Cougar Helicopters S92A+
Apr 27, 2020 - 9:00 AM
The Sikorsky S-92A+ upgrade kit provides added safety redundancy if primary lubrication fails and extends the overhaul interval by up to 25 percent.
Apr 21, 2020 - 9:57 AM
Elling Halvorson, who died on April 16 at the age of 88, founded Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters in 1965, a business that flies 600,0000 pax a year.
Apr 20, 2020 - 5:06 PM
Air ambulance bailout would cover estimated losses for the next six months.
Apr 17, 2020 - 9:46 AM
The Air Force tested its rescue helicopter in extreme temperature regimes.
Apr 16, 2020 - 11:52 AM
GE Aviation also announces availability of its TrueChoice Commercial Services maintenance plan for the T700.