Rotorcraft

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

Apr 8, 2020 - 10:25 PM
Air Ambulances Seek $363.5 Million In Emergency Covid-19 Relief
Kopter SH09
Apr 8, 2020 - 5:49 PM
Leonardo pays $185 million for Kopter, as well as bonuses to owner Lynwood if certain milestones are met over the life of Kopter’s SH09 program.
Apr 6, 2020 - 8:04 AM
EASA has issued guidance for continued helicopter operations in the face of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.
Helijet helicopter
Apr 3, 2020 - 8:50 AM
Responding to the Covid-19 crisis, Helijet is offering free flights to medical professionals in the Vancouver area.
CH-47 Chinook
Apr 3, 2020 - 5:04 AM
Boeing suspends operations at its military rotorcraft assembly plant in Ridley Township, Pa. outside Philadelphia.
air ambulance in flight
Apr 2, 2020 - 10:19 AM
Responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, Air BP is providing free jet fuel for a number of UK air ambulance helicopter services.
Voom
Mar 31, 2020 - 9:45 AM
Airbus closed its Voom per seat helicopter charter operation, saying that data generated from the booking app will inform its urban air mobility plans.
The London Heliport at Battersea
Mar 30, 2020 - 11:18 AM
The London Heliport at Battersea is closed until at least April 13.
EpiShuttle
Mar 30, 2020 - 10:41 AM
German helicopter air ambulance service DRF Luftrettung will begin transporting Covid-19 patients in “EpiShuttles” this week to protect patients and crew.
AW139 covid
Mar 28, 2020 - 2:12 PM
Leonardo is using fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters to aid Italian authorities in the country’s ongoing struggle against Covid-19.