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

Regulations and Government

Congress Takes Up Parks Air Tour Management Program

Critics charge that new rules will cripple air tour industry
Rushmore Helicopters photo in South Dakota
Maintenance and Modifications

Offshore Heavy Helicopter Issues Open Gates for Super-mediums

Covid supply chain overhang could be the perfect opportunity for offshore super-medium helicopters
Phi Sikorsky s-92 and oil rigs

Air Ambulances Fly Through Economic Turbulence

Below cost reimbursements threaten the industry
Air Methods helicopter ambulance
Maintenance and Modifications

USCG Begins Sikorsky Jayhawk Rebuilding Program

Coast Guard will rebuild 45 Jayhawks with new airframes
MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter

Departing European Rotors Helicopter Crashes

Three injured as Enstrom crashes onto busy Madrid motorway

Helijet Lightning Strike Worse Than Initially Reported

S-76 landed safely after being substantially damaged
Regulations and Government

Coulson Wins $16 Million SoCal Firefighting Contract

Coulson will fly firefighting CH-47s for California's Quick Reaction Force
Coulson CH-47

Airbus Helicopters Announces Orders, New Training Center

Airbus Helicopters training center will open in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, in 2025
Airbus Helicopters and ÖAMTC Air Rescue sign contract for H135s
Maintenance and Modifications

GPMS Expands in Europe with Léman Aviation Partnership

The partnership aims to introduce Foresight MX, an advanced HUMS, to European operators

Leonardo Logs Helicopter Orders at European Rotors

New orders placed for AW189, AW169, and AW09 models
Omni Helicopter International operates Leonardo AW189s
Training and Workforce

Bell Valencia Trains Hundreds Annually

Bell 429 simulator at Valencia Spain logs more than 1,000 hours each year
Maintenance and Modifications

Airbus Helicopters Continues To Attack Supply-chain Issues

The rotorcraft OEM is buying suppliers, out-of-production aircraft for parts
Airbus Helicopters MRO
Training and Workforce

Bell Delivers 505th Model 505 Turbine Single

Bell 505 now in service on six continents
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Finance, Taxes, Insurance

UAE Exits VRT500 Helicopter Partnership

UAE may develop the VRT500 coaxial helicopter independently
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European Rotors Opening Next Week in Madrid

Rotorcraft show is the largest such event in Europe
Madrid, Spain

FAA Grants Approval for Thales AStar 4-axis Autopilot

EASA and Transport Canada approvals to follow
Thales StableLight autopilot for Airbus H125 helicopter

Compressor Cracks Cited in Canadian Helo Crash

Rolls-Royce is encouraging operators to upgrade to new forged design
TSB photo of the Hughes 369D crash

Schweizer Completes First OEM Certified Helicopter

The program adds new life to older Schweizer helicopters
Schweizer S300CBi helicopter
Regulations and Government

Hansen Helicopters Mx Director Pleads Guilty

Phillip Kapp faced multiple charges including defrauding the FAA and NTSB
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Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Levl Closes $54M Deal with EMS Operator Avincis

Lobo's joint venture leasing unit closed the deal with Europe's largest air ambulance operator
Airbus H145 helicopter (Photo: Lobo Leasing and Avincis)

ARC Resurrects the Avian Pegasus Gyroplane

ARC will begin Pegasus test flights in early 2024 at its facility in Cranfield, UK
ARC Aerosystems' Lynx P9 compound rotorcraft.

AW169 Targets Gulf Government Sales

The new skid undercarriage is well-suited to military and government agency applications
Abelo ATR deal at Dubai Airshow 2023

Eve Air Mobility Eyes Bangalore as Launchpad for India Operations

India's massive population makes for an deal backdrop
Eve Air Mobility's eVTOL aircraft could operate in the Indian city of Bangalore.

Electric Air Taxis Take Flight in New York City

Joby and Volocopter fly their eVTOL prototypes from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport
Joby NYC demo flight

Russian Knights Lead Dubai Presence

Russia’s aerospace industry is making a rare international appearance in Dubai
Russian Knights at Dubai Airshow 2023
Maintenance and Modifications

FlySight and Centum Integrate SAR Capabilities

Combined SAR solution utilizes cell phone signals

Bell Delivers First Batch of Forty 505 Helicopters to Korea

Helicopters will be used by Korea's navy and army for primary rotorcraft flight training
Bell 505 Military Trainer

Korea’s Helicopters Make Dubai Debut

Both helicopters are showing their capabilities in the daily Dubai flying displays
Korean KUH-1E helicopter
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

UAE Tech Start-up Eanan Unveils Cargo Drones

The company operates in the Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub at Dubai South.
Eanan cargo drone

Flightwin Adding Applications for Unmanned Rotorcraft Family

The FWH-1500 has completed fire suppression and flood relief missions
Flightwin FWH-1500