Rotorcraft

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

Bell 407GXi helicopter parked on airport ramp
Feb 6, 2023 - 10:29 AM
Air ambulance provider Life Flight Network has expanded its Bell helicopter fleet to 29 with the recent addition of four Model 407GXis.
Hill Helicopters GT50 turbine engine
Feb 6, 2023 - 9:34 AM
According to Hill Helicopters, the unit cost of the GT50 turbine engine for its HX50 helicopter will be less than $100,000.
Bell 525 Relentless Helicopter on airport ramp
Feb 2, 2023 - 10:13 AM
Bell CEO Mitch Snyder notes that final type approval is in the FAA hands but the company's intent is to complete certification this year.
Feb 2, 2023 - 9:00 AM
A helicopter air ambulance pilot on his way to work was arrested for drunk driving after passing a sheriff's deputy's car.
Feb 1, 2023 - 11:46 AM
Volatus plans to build an eVTOL vertiport at the Bellefonte Airport near Penn State University later this year.
Hill HX50 helicopter
Feb 1, 2023 - 8:07 AM
Hill plans to begin flight testing of its HX50 helicopter later this year.
Robinson R44 helicopter
Jan 30, 2023 - 5:02 PM
Hartzell Engine Tec has received FAA PMA for its Sky Tec HT starters for Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters.
CH-53K F-35C
Jan 27, 2023 - 5:41 AM
Repositioning and retrieving aircraft is one of the tasks that the CH-53K military helicopter will perform in its operational life.
night vision mode view of man on ground pointing long gun at Michigan State Police helicopter
Jan 26, 2023 - 1:16 PM
A 33-year-old Detroit man who opened fire on state police helicopter was fatally shot by officers on the ground.
Bell 505 in hangar
Jan 26, 2023 - 10:16 AM
Despite a decline in deliveries of Bell military helicopters last year, the company delivered 176 civil helicopters in 2022, up from 156 the prior year.