Rotorcraft

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

Feb 23, 2021 - 4:28 PM
Fly Lindy plans to offer per-seat, scheduled helicopter charter shuttle service between New York City, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore starting in June.
Erickson S-64F
Feb 23, 2021 - 3:59 PM
Erickson said it would begin flying an optionally-piloted S-64F+ in 2022 and that it aimed for first customer deliveries in 2024.
Bell 505
Feb 22, 2021 - 11:15 AM
Transport Canada issues emergency airworthiness directive mandating inspection of collective sticks in Bell 505s.
U.S. Army TH-67 receiving water cannon salute
Feb 19, 2021 - 11:47 AM
The Bell 206 derivative served as the U.S. Army's primary training helicopter since 1993.
Ingenuity micro copter
Feb 18, 2021 - 4:40 PM
NASA's Ingenuity micro copter was parachuted onto the planet’s surface from the belly of the Perseverance rover.
Feb 18, 2021 - 10:43 AM
Blade Urban Air Mobility announced that it would base helicopters at Vertiport Chicago.
Feb 17, 2021 - 10:40 AM
The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) has developed a list of recommended practices focusing on spatial disorientation.
Airbus Racer
Feb 15, 2021 - 3:23 PM
Airbus will begin final assembly of the first Racer compound helicopter in the coming weeks.
Feb 15, 2021 - 10:55 AM
Airbus Helicopters has broken into the U.S. offshore market with a deal to provide four H160s to PHI and Shell.
Feb 15, 2021 - 7:49 AM
A new Airbus HCare support contract will cover Air Methods fleet of 80 EC135 light twins.