Rotorcraft

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

Rotorcraft

Hillsboro Creates New Heli Academy

Hillsboro Aero Academy has launched a new division and campus with its Hillsboro Heli Academy.
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CNC Launches Secure Online Video Portal for Law Enforcement

CNC Live allows real-time sharing, archiving of aerial footage by hundreds of users.
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Sikorsky Outlines Vision for Urban Air Mobility

Sikorsky suggests that urban mobility solutions might also come from non-aviation companies.
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Lynn Tilton: Making Helicopters Great Again

MD Helicopters plans to submit a proposal for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program.
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Helicopter Shipper Makes Heli-Expo Debut

Though the company has facilitated the shipping of 2,000 helicopters worldwide, Direct Helicopter International made its first appearance at Heli-Expo.
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Donaldson Filters New Medium Twins

The company was tapped to provide inlet barrier filters for the Bell 525 and Airbus H160, both awaiting certification.
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HAI Head Notes Clock Ticking on ADS-B

Matt Zuccaro says the rotorcraft industry's level of equipage ahead of the FAA's Jan. 1, 2020 mandate, is not where it should be.
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Italian Style for Aircraft Interiors

Integral to the display are craftsmanship of Tramontano leathers, the high-tech processing of carbon-fiber and the design of computer and communication.
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Airbus Embraces Big Data

Airbus Helicopters pairs with Skytrac, launches Flight Analyser app
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Milestone Diversifies as Offshore Continues Recovery

Milestone Aviation originated $1.5 billion in helicopter lease transactions last year.
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Tests Prove Efficacy of Astronautics' Wireless Comm System

The entire system was tested from end-to-end, from the airborne hardware to the secure ground system, enabling secure two-way data transmittal.
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HeliSpeed Seeking FAA Pilots

Blackpool, UK-based HeliSpeed is broadening out to offer training, with skills shortages a common theme.
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OPS Signs Exclusive Distribution Deal

The company is now the distributor for Italian manufacturer Tecnologie Industriali and Aeronautiche.
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East African Operator Acquires Its First Sikorsky S-92

Everett Aviation provides a variety of offshore and onshore transportation services, including VIP and search and rescue.
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Airbus Reveals Superyacht App

ACH augmented reality app helps superyacht builders avoid helipad mistakes.
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ASG Recruits 200 Helo Pilots for Clients

ASG claims its proprietary process experience helped it lure qualified helicopter pilots, despite a shortage of them.
Maintenance and Modifications

Brightwater Aviation Plans UAG Acquisition

United Aero Group acquisition to expand BrightWater Aviation portfolio.
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Air Methods Signs Analysis Program with Spectro Jet-Care

Spectro Jet-Care will provide healthcare analysis services for the 450 helicopters that Air Methods owns, leases, or maintains.
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Airbus Offering Crash-resistant Fuel System for B3/B4 Singles

Airbus is offering discounted crash-resistant fuel systems for more models of its single-engine helicopters.
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Light Twin Sales Lift Pre-owned Helicopter Market

Aero Assets released the report Preowned Helicopter Trend Report (2018), based on the firm’s proprietary intelligence and knowledge.
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FAA OKs Sikorsky S-70M for Utility Ops

The restricted type certification allows Sikorsky to produce the S-70M for certain civil uses, including aerial firefighting.
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Heads Up for Helicopter Pilots

SkyLens is, a wearable, head-up display (HWD), which looks like safety glasses with a rectangular box on top.
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Leonardo Testing RFID Tags To Monitor AW189 Components

Leonardo, Gulf Helicopters in pilot project to test RFID tags to monitor components on AW189s.
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Leonardo Investing In Training and Tech

Strong sales propel Leonardo investment in new training center
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Kaman Looks To Bring Pilot-optional K-Max to Market

The Connecticut airframer believes it will have an optional unmanned operation kit for the K-Max available for certification by 2020.
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Airbus Offers More Details On New H145

Airbus will offer improved features to owners of legacy H145s, it said Tuesday at Heli-Expo 2019.
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Kopter Selects Louisiana for U.S. Production and Service Center

The Swiss OEM will occupy a nearly 85,000-sq-ft facility in Lafayette, Louisiana, which was once intended to house the Bell 505 production line.
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Flightdocs Demos New Flight Operations Platform

The cloud-based Flightdocs Operations was designed to intigrate all aspects of operations for rotorcraft operators.
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Avalex Offers Rugged Surveillance Equipment for Helos

Avalex has seven different product lines that it puts together, essentially as a complete mission kit for operators.
Maintenance and Modifications

Tanis Earns STC for S-64 Preheat System

The system prepares the aircraft for start up in cold weather operations.