Rotorcraft

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

Wreckage from fatal 2013 crash of N471M secured on the deck of a ship
May 26, 2022 - 5:26 AM
Former FAA inspector Cislo testifies at Hansen Helicopter trial.
Female passenger exiting Blade helicopter with assistance from the pilot
May 25, 2022 - 10:34 AM
Blade Air Mobility is acquiring the commercial activities of three leading helicopter operators in Europe.
May 25, 2022 - 3:01 AM
PAL-V’s innovative flying car is gearing up to begin certification verification flights next year.
May 25, 2022 - 1:58 AM
Leonardo helicopters continue to sell well in the private/corporate transport market, where the company has relaunched the famous Agusta brand.
MD-530 F helicopter in flight
May 24, 2022 - 2:50 PM
MD Helicopters has delivered an MD-530F as part of its E-to-F conversion program which boosts high and hot performance.
Exterior of Leonardo's new helicopter service center at the Paris-Le Bourget Airport with two helicopters on the ramp in front of the facility
May 24, 2022 - 11:39 AM
Leonardo has opened a new helicopter service center at the Paris-Le Bourget Airport which will service the company's line of turbine twins.
Frederic Lemos and Cathal Loughnane stand with crossed arms alongside the Airbus ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter and Aston Martin DB 11 Superleggera
May 24, 2022 - 11:07 AM
Airbus Helicopters will manufacture a second batch of ACH130s with the Aston Martin luxury interior.
May 24, 2022 - 6:25 AM
As ACH reports a successful 2021 for sales, the company and its parent are driving new technologies to make helicopters cleaner and quieter.
Blade India Airbus H125
May 24, 2022 - 5:07 AM
The new service by Blade India offers per-seat helicopters charter flights in the former Portuguese state of Goa.
The H160 is expected to earn FAA certification this year, joining approvals from Europe, Brazil, and Japan and opening a large market for the flagship of Airbus Corporate Helicopters’ executive fleet.
May 22, 2022 - 3:00 AM
ACH at EBACE reported a significant demand boost for corporate helicopters and its bespoke designer interiors.