Rotorcraft

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

December 1, 2022, 7:32 AM

The "No Surprises Act" is a License To Steal

The federal "No Surprises Act" places the air ambulance industry in financial peril, according to the Association of Air Medical Services.

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Dec 1, 2022 - 7:32 AM
The federal "No Surprises Act" places the air ambulance industry in financial peril, according to the Association of Air Medical Services.
Sikorsky UH-60 helicopter on airport ramp
Nov 30, 2022 - 6:10 PM
BLR Aerospace has received FAA STC approval for its patented FastFin system for the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.
Airbus DisruptiveLab demonstration helicopter illuminated on helipad
Nov 30, 2022 - 10:26 AM
Airbus's latest helicopter is a flying laboratory designed to test technologies to cut carbon emissions and noise.
Bell Helicopter training student and instructor in flight deck
Nov 29, 2022 - 9:25 AM
The Bell Training Academy has exceeded 230,000 flight training hours and trained over 130,000 pilots from more than 135 countries.
Brazilian Military Police Helicopter in hangar
Nov 28, 2022 - 3:49 PM
Aviation Specialties Unlimited was awarded a contract to supply night vision equipment to military and government customers in Brazil.
RAF Westland WS-61 Sea King helicopter on airport ramp
Nov 28, 2022 - 9:15 AM
British government to provide trio of retired Westland WS-61 Sea King helicopters to Ukraine.
Detached Tail boom from Bell 407 helicopter accident laying in dirt
Nov 19, 2022 - 10:07 AM
Bell 407 operators are advised to torque check tail boom attachment hardware following a June in-flight separation accident.
Map depicting 2020 Canberra area Orroral Valley brushfire in Australia
Nov 17, 2022 - 8:15 AM
Australian coroner's court is investigating a 2020 Orroral Valley bushfire, which was started by army helicopter’s search light.
Norsk Luftambulanse air ambulance in flight with crew member standing in open door
Nov 15, 2022 - 3:46 PM
According to Norway’s Accident Investigation Board, ice-clogged inlet barrier filters likely caused the dual flameout on an Airbus H145 helicopter.
Crash Resistant Fuel System installed on Airbus Helicopters AS350 AStar fuselage display during HAI Heli-Expo 2022
Nov 14, 2022 - 11:51 AM
EASA is proposing a rule that would require crash-resistant fuel systems in all in-production helicopters and most in-service rotorcraft.