Rotorcraft

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

Rotorcraft

Airbus Pitches the H160 Helicopter to the EMS Market

Airbus Pitches the H160 Helicopter to the EMS Market
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Rotorcraft

Helicopter Services Company PHI Files for Bankruptcy

PHI said it would continue to operate while it restructures under federal bankruptcy protection.
Aircraft

Check out Mecaer’s “Magnificent” Interior for the Bell 505

Check out Mecaer’s “Magnificent” Interior for the Bell 505
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Rotorcraft

Leonardo Trekker Gets FAA Nod

Leonardo said it holds orders for more than 60 Trekkers from customers in Europe, North and Latin America, and Asia.
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Rotorcraft

Helicopters Lift Leonardo's Annual Results

Aided by the success of its helicopter division, Leonardo posts strong 2018 financial results.
Aircraft

A deep dive into Bell’s Nexus eVTOL Air Taxi Aircraft of the Future

A deep dive into Bell’s Nexus eVTOL Air Taxi Aircraft of the Future
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Rotorcraft

Bristow's Credit Downgraded, Stock Slides Below $1

Credit rating agency Moody's downgrades $750 million worth of Bristow debt, citing a variety of company problems
Accidents

Bristow Bell 407 Louisiana Crash Proves Fatal

Two were aboard a Bristow Bell 407 that crashed on Sunday near Galliano, Louisiana
Rotorcraft

Airbus Snags Orders for 43 Helicopters at Heli-Expo

Airbus Helicopters took in orders for 43 aircraft at this week's Heli-Expo in Atlanta
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Safran Helicopter Engines, CHC Sign MRO Contract

Safran has produced more than 12,000 units in the past 40 years.
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PACDelivers EMS Airbus EC135P2+

PAC International has delivered its fourth EMS-congigured Airbus EC135P2+ to Wake Forest Baptist Health AirCare.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Concorde Awarded STC for S-92A Lead-acid Battery

A new STC allows replacement of NiCad batteries with Concorde lead-acid batteries in Sikorsky's S-92A.
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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U.S. Army Orders Elbit Common Helmet Mounted Display System

Elbit Systems of America will begin delivering its Common Helmet Mounted Display to the U.S. Army in 2020.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Dart Introduces New Firefighting Buckets, Skylight Window

Smaller firefighting buckets and a new Skylight window are highlights of the Dart Aerospace exhibit at Heli-Expo 2019.
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Hickok IFR Procedures Now Showing on ForeFlight

ForeFlight's Content Packs demonstrate unique new uses, with Hickok custom approach procedures becoming available soon.
Rotorcraft

EuroTec Delivers 407GXP, Completing K-Max

EuroTec has delivered a Bell 407GXP for Swiss VIPs and is near completing a Kaman K-Max for Rainier Heli.
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Milestone Poker Fundraiser Reaps Rewards for HeliOffshore

Poker fundraiser supports HeliOffshore's work to enhance safety for its member operators.
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Dart Cargo Net Boosts AW139 Capacity

The Dart Aerospace high-capacity cargo net will add another 160 pounds to the AW139 load-carrying limit.
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Cabin Interior and Electronics

SureFlight Shows Off Tricked-out Bell 505

The light single helicopter was finished with the completion specialist's GT package offering a host of customized options and upgrades.
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Leonardo Joins with CAE for New U.S. Training Center

CAE to provide its Series 3000 FFS sims for new Leonardo Philadelphia training center.
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Essex Unveils Ergonomic Collective Grip for Helicopters

Essex offers new ergonomic collective grip and cyclic grips.
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Maintenance and Modifications

OEMs Extend Service Agreements for BBA's GES

BBA Aviation’s Global Engine Services group companies announced a series of extensions for their support agreements with various manufacturers.
Rotorcraft

Bell Business Accelerates in 2019

Sales, deliveries, equipment development, and support alliances mark 2019 as a busy year for Bell.
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Airbus Bags Asian Sales for Large Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters announces sales of H175s, H225 in China, Japan.
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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.
Rotorcraft

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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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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