Rotorcraft

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

June 29, 2022, 3:20 PM

Sikorsky Raider X Now 90 Percent Complete

Sikorsky's entry in the Army's Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program moves closer to first flight.

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Digital rendering of Garmin GI 275 installed in a Robinson Helicopter cockpit
Jul 6, 2022 - 12:55 PM
Garmin has received STC approval for installation of its GI 275 electronic flight instrument in R44 and R22 helicopters.
Jul 6, 2022 - 11:05 AM
Bristow Group's new long-term maintenance agreements with Leonardo Helicopters and Pratt & Whitney cover airframes and engines.
Simona Sirancova, Magdalena Karska and Duncan Van De Velde share glasses of champagne in front of Bell 505 helicopter. (Photo: Bell)
Jul 6, 2022 - 10:29 AM
Bell's fleet of Europe-based 505 helicopters has grown to 65.
The Rogerson Kratos Top Drop conversion of the Black Hawk costs about one-third of the price of a new fire-fighting helicopter.
Jul 5, 2022 - 8:30 AM
Rogerson Kratos subsidiary Top Drop is repurposing Black Hawks to fight fires.
Polish Ministry of Defense AW149 in flight over mountainous region
Jul 1, 2022 - 9:49 AM
Polish Ministry of Defense will operate new AW149 helicopters in a variety or roles.
Computer rendering of VTOL air medic aircraft in flight over European city
Jun 30, 2022 - 11:22 PM
EASA proposed VTOL air taxi rules sets operating standards and limitations.
Jun 30, 2022 - 3:22 PM
The Helicopter Association International and the Aircraft Electronics Association are teaming on a maintenance safety management system.
Leonardo AW139 operated by Penzance Helicopters lifts off from helipad
Jun 30, 2022 - 12:38 PM
Starspeed will assume the operations of Penzance Helicopters to provide service to the Isles of Scilly.
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Jun 30, 2022 - 9:13 AM
Lessor LCI is acquiring 19 helicopters from Lobo Leasing in South America, Africa, and Europe.
Jun 30, 2022 - 8:03 AM
William Hunt retiring from Leonardo Helicopters after serving as CEO of U.S. operations since 2013.