Rotorcraft

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

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

Sikorsky Launches New S-92A+ and S-92B Variants
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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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Kopter Rotates Toward Design Freeze

P3 has more than 50 hours of testing.
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Honeywell Expands Helo Connectivity Solutions

Colorado-based Air Methods will equip its helicopters with Honeywell's digital Mission Communications Terminal satcom controller.
Rotorcraft

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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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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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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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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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.
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Equity Firm Acquires Helo Cargo Supplier Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems' cargo equipment is found on more than 30 different helicopter types.
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Metro Aviation Purchases Guardian Mobility

Pairing Guardian to Outerlink broadens Metro's portfolio of FDM and tracking solutions.
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Accidents

Fatal Helicopter Accident Rate Climbing

Private flying, utility missions saw increases in fatal crashes.
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Dart Gets Canadian Nod for New Emergency Float System

Intended for use on the Airbus H130 family, the system features quick release fittings that allow for removal of much of the unit in under five minutes.
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Deborah Wells Joins BBA Aviation's Global Engine Services

Wells will oversee GES’s global strategic operational and business improvement from the company’s main headquarters at DFW airport.
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Accidents

First Fatal Bell 505 Crash Kills Five In Kenya

Night-time crash occurred shortly after takeoff killing four Americans
Charter & Fractional

Luxaviation Launches Global Helo Charter Alliance

Luxemburg-based Luxaviation Helicopters today launched a network of charter operators offering global access to more than 70 VIP-outfitted rotorcraft.
Rotorcraft

New Airbus H145 To Have Five-Blade Rotor, Fadec

Improved Airbus H145 will be available in 2020, upgrades to be available for retrofit.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Precision Aviation Group, Lord Partner on Bell Spares

PAG-Lord partnership will make it easier for 206 and 407 operators to access spares
Rotorcraft

Airbus Helicopters Remains Upbeat about Industry Growth

Airbus predicts the rotorcraft market will grow 2 percent to 5 percent over the next few years, even if the oil and gas segment remains uncertain.
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