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


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
Regulations and Government

Appeals Court Drops Charges against Hansen Helicopters Chief Pilot

The decision marks a significant development in the ongoing fraud case
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Skyryse Claims First Automated Autorotation Landing

The company aims to roll out the first production example of its converted R66 helicopter in early 2024
Skyryse is modifying Robinson R66 helicopters to use its automated flight controls
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Rotor Technologies' Uncrewed Helicopter Completes Landmark Flight Campaign

Two R220Y helicopters flew autonomously for more than 20 hours
Rotor Technologies' R220Y autonomous helicopter

Errant Washer Triggers S-92 MGB Leak, Emergency Landing

Norwegian authorities blame emergency S-92 landing on maintenance
The washer was probably introduced into the aircraft’s main gearbox during maintenance.

Life Flight Network Adds Three New Bells to Fleet

Air ambulance provider builds Bell fleet to 32
Bell Textron announced that Life Flight Network has added two more Bell 407GXi helicopters to its fleet. (Photo: Bell)

GAO: U.S. Guard Helo Pilots Burdened by Limited Flight Hours

Lack of pilot proficiency factors into Guard helicopter accidents examined by the Government Accountability Office
Apache AH-64E
Maintenance and Modifications

Broken Supply Chain Hobbles Offshore S-92 Operators

Aircraft's dispatch reliability plummets as safety concerns rise
An S-92 helicopter (Photo: Bristow)
Regulations and Government

Air Ambulance Industry Pushes Back against New VA Rule

Lawsuits, legislation attempt to block new ambulance reimbursement scheme
Charter & Fractional

Vancouver-based Helijet Orders Beta eVTOL Aircraft

Helijet plans to operate eVTOLs for IFR in Pacific Northwest
Helijet will operate Beta's Alia eVTOL aircraft from its base in Vancouver

Helijet S-76 IFR Lands Safely after Lightning Strike

The helicopter lost twol rotor blades and its flight instruments were compromised
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Air Methods Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The helicopter air ambulance provider will continue to operate during restructuring
Air Methods Bell 407 (Photo: Air Methods)

Florida Keys HEMS Signs for Trio of Leonardo AW139s

Florida's Trauma Star is taking new AW139 helicopters
Leonardo AW139

Airbus Helicopters Expands 3D Printing Capacity

Airbus will use 3D printing for eVTOL and Racer compound helicopter
Airbus 3D printing

Report: Air Methods Considering Bankruptcy

Would an Air Methods bankruptcy be a harbinger for medevac industry?
Air Methods EC135 (Photo: Air Methods)

Wisk Plans To Fly Gen 6 eVTOL Prototype Next Year

Wisk is displaying a mockup of its Gen 6 air taxi at NBAA-BACE
Wisk at NBAA-BACE 2023

FlightAware Adds Helicopters to Global Tracking Service

New technology enables tracking of hard-to-find helicopters
FlightAware Global for Helicopters
Regulations and Government

EASA Could Increase Pilot Age Limit For HEMS Operations

The air safety agency has submitted its official Opinion on possible rule changes to the European Commission

Dart and United Develop Super Puma Firefighting Kit

The new multi-mission package aims to close a gap in capability for Category 1 aircraft
Dart and United Rotorcraft have developed an aerial firefighting system for Airbus Super Puma helicopters.

Airbus ACH160 Helicopter Marks Its First BACE

Airbus Corporate Helicopters getting more business from jet owners
SmartSky at NBAA-BACE 2023

Robinson Sees Increased Helicopter Production in 2023

New R66 horizontal stabilizer to be offered as a retrofit
A Robinson R66 helicopter is pictured in flight.