Rotorcraft

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

Rotorcraft

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.
Rotorcraft

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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Maintenance and Modifications

Dallas Airmotive Adds A109 Engine Mx Package Options

Dallas Airmotive is offering Leonardo A109 operators three new maintenance package options for overhauls of the helicopter’s P&WC PW207C engine.
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Preowned Dealer Sees Average Aircraft Size Sold Increase in 2018

Rotortrade is opening more offices worldwide as sales remain strong.
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Whirly-Girls Awards $235,000 in Scholarships

Whirly-Girls International gave scholarships to 24 deserving women during Heli-Expo 2019.
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Rotorcraft

LCI Adds to Australasia Leased Helicopter Fleet

Medium-twin helicopter lessor LCI now has 48 rotorcraft in its porfolio, along with another 21 managed helicopters.
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Rotorcraft

Schweizer Inks $11M Fleet Order from IDAG

IDAG will firmly be the largest operator of Schweizer helicopters after a new, 25 helicopter order.
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Airbus Embraces Big Data

Airbus Helicopters pairs with Skytrac, launches Flight Analyser app
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Enstrom Unveils Refreshed 280FX Helo

Updates to the Enstrom 280FX include an improved cabin door and collective.
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Rotorcraft

Astronics Max-Viz EVS Gets Ok on More Helos

The STC covers multiple Textron and Leonardo helicopter models, including the AW109 and AW119.
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Rotorcraft

Bell Assigns 206B Flight Training to Universal Helicopters

As the airframer looks to divest flight training for its legacy products, it has found a ready and qualified partner.
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Airbus Scores New Air Ambulance Order From AMGH

Airbus lands mixed order from H125s and H135s from Air Medical Group Holdings
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Rotorcraft

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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Rotorcraft

French Pilots Plan Circumnavigation in Guimbal Helo

The estimated 70-leg journey will take the crew across 16 countries.
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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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Rotorcraft

Collins Power Transmission Looks To Build from CH-53K

The company's Rome, New York facility provides power transmission parts for dozens of different helicopter models.
Maintenance and Modifications

Tanis Earns STC for S-64 Preheat System

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

Kopter to Assemble SH09 Helicopter in Louisiana, USA

Kopter to Assemble SH09 Helicopter in Louisiana, USA
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Rotorcraft

Sikorsky Launches New S-92A+ and S-92B Variants

Sikorsky Launches New S-92A+ and S-92B Variants
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Rotorcraft

Frasca Delivers AS350 Flight Training Device to Alaska's Temsco

The trainer will also be used for mission training and encompass rapidly changing weather, white-out conditions and flat-light conditions.
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EuroTec Offers Innovative Aftermarket Solutions

Helicopter MRO EuroTec offers new avionics, battery, and camera installations.
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Rotorcraft

Kopter Rotates Toward Design Freeze

P3 has more than 50 hours of testing.
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Rotorcraft

Honeywell Expands Helo Connectivity Solutions

Colorado-based Air Methods will equip its helicopters with Honeywell's digital Mission Communications Terminal satcom controller.
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FlightSafety Expands Courses for Vets

Veterans, National Guard members, reservists, and active duty military may qualify for substantial assistance for FlightSafety training.
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Rotorcraft

Heli-One Receives STC Approvals for S-76 Upgrades

The flight deck STC covers three UA EFI-890H advanced flight displays and a UA UNS-1Lw flight management system with Vision-1 svs.
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Rotorcraft

Leonardo Helicopters' Sales, Profits Surging

Leonardo Helicopters managing director Gian Piero Cutillo says company will achieve double-digit profitability next year.
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Ramco Eyes 'Gold Mine' of Data for AI Use in Mx

Ramco is looking to automate tasks that are timing consuming and frustrating, from planning out maintenance to allocation of costs.
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FAA Evaluates Universal's Heli-ClearVision EFVS

The testing furthers a partnership to develop and mature regulations in support of EFVS/EHVS for rotorcraft.
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Rotorcraft

Mecaer Delivers Landmark VIP Bell 505

Canada’s Helite Aviation takes first Jet Ranger X in North America with "Magnificent" interior.
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Rotorcraft

Lord Nears Nod for AS350 Elastomeric Tail Rotor Bearing

The Lord TRB is expected to provide extended life to the part, which lower maintenance and direct operating costs.