Rotorcraft

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

September 23, 2022, 5:25 AM

French Navy Receives First Airbus H160 for SAR Duties

Six civilian-standard helicopters are being taken into service by the Marine Nationale in advance of the first deliveries of militarized H160Ms.

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Airbus H175M helicopter for New Medium Helicopter program
Jul 16, 2022 - 9:50 AM
Having said that it would build the H175M in the UK if the type is selected for the NMH requirement, Airbus has now announced four industrial partners.
Helicopter owned by Bristow Group illuminated by helipad lights at night
Jul 14, 2022 - 11:04 AM
Air & Sea Analytics predicts substantial price hikes for the offshore helicopter market.
Schweizer 300C helicopter taking off from airport helipad next to hangar
Jul 14, 2022 - 10:09 AM
New production Schweizer 300C piston engine training helicopters are being sold to militaries in Senegal and El Salvador.
Jul 14, 2022 - 9:39 AM
The new "slimline" advanced glass cockpit for MD 500E Helicopter features Garmin avionics and has been granted FAA approval for installation.
Jul 12, 2022 - 8:42 AM
The conglomerate’s CEO lays claim as one of the world’s top 100 defense companies
Jul 11, 2022 - 12:00 PM
According to Aero Asset's new report on the preowned single-engine rotorcraft market, transactions have dropped 10 percent this year.
Helitour helicopter in flight over Hawaiian mountains
Jul 11, 2022 - 11:58 AM
Hawaii Governor David Ige says bill ascribes FAA authority to the state and is unenforceable.
Digital rendering of Safran Helicopter Engines and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) helicopter
Jul 10, 2022 - 10:19 AM
Safran and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited have created a new joint venture in India to develop, produce, sell, and support helicopter engines.
Leonardo AW609 (Photo: Leonardo)
Jul 8, 2022 - 8:15 AM
Bristow's first AW609 is on the Leonardo production line in Philadelphia.
H125 (Photo: Airbus Helicopters)
Jul 8, 2022 - 7:52 AM
Airbus H125 and H130 family of light singles have been delivered to more than 2,000 customers since 1974.