Rotorcraft

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

Rotorcraft

Leonardo Joins with CAE for New U.S. Training Center

CAE to provide its Series 3000 FFS sims for new Leonardo Philadelphia training center.
Rotorcraft

Essex Unveils Ergonomic Collective Grip for Helicopters

Essex offers new ergonomic collective grip and cyclic grips.
Article image
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.
Article image
Rotorcraft

Airbus Bags Asian Sales for Large Helicopters

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

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.
Article image
Rotorcraft

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.
Article image
Rotorcraft

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.
Article image
Rotorcraft

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.
Article image
Avionics

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.
Article image
Rotorcraft

Donaldson Filters New Medium Twins

The company was tapped to provide inlet barrier filters for the Bell 525 and Airbus H160, both awaiting certification.
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

HeliSpeed Seeking FAA Pilots

Blackpool, UK-based HeliSpeed is broadening out to offer training, with skills shortages a common theme.
Rotorcraft

OPS Signs Exclusive Distribution Deal

The company is now the distributor for Italian manufacturer Tecnologie Industriali and Aeronautiche.
Rotorcraft

Airbus Reveals Superyacht App

ACH augmented reality app helps superyacht builders avoid helipad mistakes.
Article image
Rotorcraft

ASG Recruits 200 Helo Pilots for Clients

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

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.
Article image
Rotorcraft

Heads Up for Helicopter Pilots

SkyLens is, a wearable, head-up display (HWD), which looks like safety glasses with a rectangular box on top.
Article image
Maintenance and Modifications

Leonardo Testing RFID Tags To Monitor AW189 Components

Leonardo, Gulf Helicopters in pilot project to test RFID tags to monitor components on AW189s.
Rotorcraft

Milestone Diversifies as Offshore Continues Recovery

Milestone Aviation originated $1.5 billion in helicopter lease transactions last year.
Article image
Rotorcraft

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.
Article image
Rotorcraft

Leonardo Investing In Training and Tech

Strong sales propel Leonardo investment in new training center
Rotorcraft

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.
Article image
Rotorcraft

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.
Maintenance and Modifications

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.
Article image
Maintenance and Modifications

Brightwater Aviation Plans UAG Acquisition

United Aero Group acquisition to expand BrightWater Aviation portfolio.
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.
Article image
Rotorcraft

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.
Article image
Rotorcraft

Airbus Scores New Air Ambulance Order From AMGH

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