Rotorcraft

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

September 29, 2022, 11:20 AM

HAI Slams National Parks Air Tour Plan

HAI president James Viola believes a proposed parks overflight plan could put air tour operators out of business.

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Houston police helicopters in line outside of Helicopter Patrol hangar
Oct 7, 2022 - 12:05 PM
The fatal May 2, 2020 crash of a Houston police helicopter occurred after an uncommanded right yaw, resulting in a loss of control.
Oct 7, 2022 - 9:41 AM
Airbus Helicopters and Korea Aerospace Industries have delivered the first jointly-produced light civil helicopter.
Oct 6, 2022 - 3:19 PM
Pete Bunce says FAA reform is needed for U.S. aerospace to remain competitive.
Helicopter pilot in flight deck at night wearing night vision goggles
Oct 6, 2022 - 10:35 AM
Florida's Polk County Sheriff's Office will receive the first Robinson R66 helicopter fitted with night vision goggles.
Oct 5, 2022 - 1:46 PM
FAA's Lirio Liu hails the potential of fly-by-wire in light rotorcraft as 'a major advancement.'
Oct 3, 2022 - 12:36 PM
EASA is raising the bar for helicopter emergency medical service operations in Europe, with new rules to take effect by mid-2023.
Helicopter in flight over coastal Hawaiian mountains
Sep 29, 2022 - 11:20 AM
HAI president James Viola believes a proposed parks overflight plan could put air tour operators out of business.
Hamilton County Sheriff's Department MD 500 helicopter parked at airport
Sep 29, 2022 - 10:53 AM
Hamilton County Ohio plans to replace outdated MD-series 500 sheriff helicopters with drones.
(Photo: Global Medical Response)
Sep 27, 2022 - 11:25 AM
Rotorcraft Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (R-ASIAS) mirrors safety reporting programs developed for fixed-wing aircraft.
U.S. student naval aviators in front of Leonardo TH-73A helicopter
Sep 27, 2022 - 11:07 AM
Student naval aviators will now train in the Leonardo TH-73A Thrasher.