Rotorcraft

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

November 14, 2022, 10:09 AM

Robinson Helicopter Founder Frank Robinson Dies at 92

Frank Robinson, founder of iconic helicopter company, passed away over the weekend. He was 92.

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Detached Tail boom from Bell 407 helicopter accident laying in dirt
Nov 19, 2022 - 10:07 AM
Bell 407 operators are advised to torque check tail boom attachment hardware following a June in-flight separation accident.
Map depicting 2020 Canberra area Orroral Valley brushfire in Australia
Nov 17, 2022 - 8:15 AM
Australian coroner's court is investigating a 2020 Orroral Valley bushfire, which was started by army helicopter’s search light.
Norsk Luftambulanse air ambulance in flight with crew member standing in open door
Nov 15, 2022 - 3:46 PM
According to Norway’s Accident Investigation Board, ice-clogged inlet barrier filters likely caused the dual flameout on an Airbus H145 helicopter.
Crash Resistant Fuel System installed on Airbus Helicopters AS350 AStar fuselage display during HAI Heli-Expo 2022
Nov 14, 2022 - 11:51 AM
EASA is proposing a rule that would require crash-resistant fuel systems in all in-production helicopters and most in-service rotorcraft.
Robinson Helicopter Founder Frank Robinson (right) with son Kurt current CEO (left) in front of Robinson Helicopter in hangar
Nov 14, 2022 - 10:09 AM
Frank Robinson, founder of iconic helicopter company, passed away over the weekend. He was 92.
Blade MediMobility helicopter on helipad with organ transport team
Nov 10, 2022 - 10:59 AM
Blade Air Mobility's organ transport business, MediMobility, now equates to nearly half of its revenues.
Airbus Helicopters is now offering a new "Lounge" cabin interior for its ACH160 aircraft.
Nov 10, 2022 - 4:05 AM
Italy's Air Corporate plans to base a newly acquired ACH160 in a special ‘Lounge” configuration in Milan early next year.
Nov 9, 2022 - 7:17 AM
Now flying 15 H145s and three H135s, German EMS operator DRF Luftrettung adds to its Airbus fleet with an order for two more H145s.
GE’s CT7-2E1 helicopter engine
Nov 8, 2022 - 12:33 PM
GE Aerospace has delivered its 250th CT7-2E1 helicopter engine to Leonardo Helicopter.
Airbus H145 helicopter owned by The Helicopter and Jet Company in flight
Nov 8, 2022 - 12:07 PM
Safran Helicopter Engines will provide support-by-the-hour for The Helicopter and Jet Company's Airbus fleet in Saudi Arabia.