Rotorcraft

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

August 11, 2020, 1:30 PM

Robinson Delivers 1,000th R66 Turbine Helicopter

The R66 fleet surpassed 1.2 million flight hours as Robinson delivered the 1,000th example.

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Aug 12, 2020 - 1:27 PM
Online registration for the FAA’s first virtual International Rotorcraft Safety Conference is now open.
Robinson R66 Turbine serial number 1000
Aug 11, 2020 - 1:30 PM
The R66 fleet surpassed 1.2 million flight hours as Robinson delivered the 1,000th example.
Aug 11, 2020 - 9:29 AM
The FAA has extended the rule requiring pilots operating civil helicopters under VFR to use the New York North Shore helicopter route to Aug. 5, 2022.
Aug 10, 2020 - 1:00 PM
Bell's manufacturing technology center is a roadmap to future factories.
Aug 8, 2020 - 11:27 PM
Bell's new Wichita facility was previously occupied by sister company Textron Aviation.
Leonardo flight support center
Aug 6, 2020 - 3:29 PM
Leonardo broke ground this week on its U.S. Navy TH-73A temporary support facility at the Peter Prince Airport in Milton, FL.
Aug 5, 2020 - 12:15 PM
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the air ambulance industry is holding its own—for now.
inadvertent instrument meteorological conditions course
Aug 4, 2020 - 11:25 AM
Aircraft insurer USAIG customers can now use their $2,500 Safety Bucks To Cover Airbus Helicopters' IIMC Course.
Sikorsky S-92
Aug 3, 2020 - 10:32 AM
Some 39 Sikorsky S-92s, comprising 19 percent of the global market, remain parked during the downturn.
Aug 3, 2020 - 9:00 AM
Changing regulations takes a long time, and there ought to be a simpler way to create mandates for safety improvements.