Rotorcraft

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

June 23, 2022, 1:03 PM

Airbus Hails First 100% SAF-powered Helicopter Flight

An Airbus H225 earlier this month performed the first-ever helicopter flight using 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel in all of its engines.

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May 18, 2022 - 2:07 PM
RotorTech UK organizers pulled the plug on next month's show after losing indoor exhibit space.
Manufacturing line with workers at Vita Inclinata
May 18, 2022 - 9:58 AM
Vita systems has quadrupled its manufacturing lines and integrated new technologies to ramp up production in order to meet global demand for products.
The Avicopter AC313A in flight over mountainous terrain on its first flight
May 18, 2022 - 7:43 AM
The Avicopter AC313A heavy lift helicopter makes its first flight and AVIC's AC352 super-medium is expected to be certified later this year.
Bell 505 helicopter in flight over sand dunes
May 17, 2022 - 9:22 AM
The Bell 505 will be the new military training helicopter for the South Korean Army and Navy.
Enstrom 480B helicopter lifting off from grass strip
May 15, 2022 - 9:02 AM
Indiana-based Surack Enterprises bought Enstrom Helicopter Corporation after a previously-announced deal to sell the company collapsed.
May 11, 2022 - 12:17 PM
Blade Air Mobility said revenues from organ transports, short-haul passenger flights spurring growth.
Leonardo AW169 first flight on May 10, 2012
May 11, 2022 - 10:22 AM
Leonardo is marking the 10th anniversary of the AW169 on May 10, 2012, it has since delivered 140 of the light intermediate helicopters.
Airbus AS350 B2 formerly operated by Safari Aviation
May 10, 2022 - 8:12 PM
NTSB reports concluded that the fatal 2019 Safari Aviation Helitour crash was a result of the pilot continuing flight into IMC and called it "preventable."
May 10, 2022 - 12:25 PM
Results from recent NASA-backed flight tests with Joby’s eVTOL prototype demonstrate that its noise would be barely audible from city streets below.
Curti Zefhir helicopter on helipad at sunset
May 9, 2022 - 12:02 PM
Savback Helicopters will display the turbine-powered, two-seat Curti Zefhir at Wycombe Air Park during this year's Private Flyer luxury brand show.