Rotorcraft

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

Nov 13, 2019 - 10:02 AM
An EASA proposed amendment adds provisions into small and large rotorcraft certification specifications to ensure that human factors are accounted for.
Bell 525
Nov 13, 2019 - 6:00 AM
Bell 412 is region's workhorse
Nov 13, 2019 - 3:25 AM
The VSR700 unmanned helicopter is intended to serve onboard vessels of the French navy to extend their surveillance horizon
Nov 12, 2019 - 1:40 PM
The initial two aircraft are at the Eglin complex to perform developmental and operational tests ahead of the main production run
Nov 11, 2019 - 6:17 PM
A new study by the Australia Helicopter Industry Association ties reformulated avgas to rash of piston helicopter engine problems there.
Nov 6, 2019 - 12:03 PM
Outlerlink is adding cloud-based analytics to its IRIS aircraft monitoring system.
Bell 429
Nov 5, 2019 - 3:44 PM
U.S. HEMS provider Life Flight Network has ordered eight new Bell helicopters.
AW169 in flight
Nov 5, 2019 - 2:56 PM
Travis County, Texas Star Flight is operating three Leonardo AW169s configured for HEMS and SAR.
Nov 5, 2019 - 11:35 AM
Demand for offshore helicopter services is improving, but it could take more time for contract rates to improve for operators
Nov 5, 2019 - 9:05 AM
Speakers at Vertical Flight Expo heard that after ten turbulent years, the helicopter market could be recovering from the oil price downturn.