Rotorcraft

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

December 5, 2022, 11:01 PM

U.S. Selects Bell's V-280 Valor Tiltrotor For New Assault Aircraft

Bell's V-280 Valor tiltrotor technology beats Sikorsky and Boeing in battle to replace up to 4,000 Black Hawks for the U.S. Army.

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Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor airccraft
Dec 5, 2022 - 11:01 PM
Bell's V-280 Valor tiltrotor technology beats Sikorsky and Boeing in battle to replace up to 4,000 Black Hawks for the U.S. Army.
Rega Air Rescue Service Helicopter in flight over mountains in Swiss Alps
Dec 5, 2022 - 9:18 AM
Rega—a helicopter emergency medical services provider in Switzerland—will operate 21 Airbus H145 helicopters by 2021.
Dec 1, 2022 - 7:32 AM
The federal "No Surprises Act" places the air ambulance industry in financial peril, according to the Association of Air Medical Services.
Sikorsky UH-60 helicopter on airport ramp
Nov 30, 2022 - 6:10 PM
BLR Aerospace has received FAA STC approval for its patented FastFin system for the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.
Airbus DisruptiveLab demonstration helicopter illuminated on helipad
Nov 30, 2022 - 10:26 AM
Airbus's latest helicopter is a flying laboratory designed to test technologies to cut carbon emissions and noise.
Bell Helicopter training student and instructor in flight deck
Nov 29, 2022 - 9:25 AM
The Bell Training Academy has exceeded 230,000 flight training hours and trained over 130,000 pilots from more than 135 countries.
Brazilian Military Police Helicopter in hangar
Nov 28, 2022 - 3:49 PM
Aviation Specialties Unlimited was awarded a contract to supply night vision equipment to military and government customers in Brazil.
RAF Westland WS-61 Sea King helicopter on airport ramp
Nov 28, 2022 - 9:15 AM
British government to provide trio of retired Westland WS-61 Sea King helicopters to Ukraine.
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.