Rotorcraft

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

July 2, 2020, 11:03 AM

Airbus H160 Gets EASA Nod

Airbus Helicopters’ medium twin H160 received EASA type certification approval on July 1.

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Jun 18, 2020 - 3:13 PM
The compound Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant helicopter broke the 200-knot speed barrier earlier this month.
Jun 18, 2020 - 2:06 PM
Sens Schatz, Hirono introduce legislation to mandate 135 for air tour, skydiving ops.
Jun 17, 2020 - 10:53 AM
Precise Flight's Pulselite bird strike prevention system STC has been expanded to include Bell 429 and 505 helicopters.
Leonardo EMS-equipped AW109 Trekker
Jun 16, 2020 - 1:05 PM
Leonardo has sold over 70 of its AW109 Trekker skid gear light twins, including to a helicopter EMS services in Normandy, France.
Jun 15, 2020 - 3:54 PM
New Bristow CEO Chris Bradshaw says industry consolidation "long overdue."
AW189K
Jun 15, 2020 - 12:33 PM
Leonardo has received EASA certification for the super-medium twin AW189K, a variant developed with a pair of Safran Aneto 1K engines.
Jun 15, 2020 - 9:48 AM
A bill to mandate HTAWS and flight recorders for large helicopters was introduced by House and Senate Democrats.
Kaman is offering a kit to turn the K-Max into an unmanned/optionally manned aircraft, and it will be available for both new-build and in-service helicopters.
Jun 13, 2020 - 3:22 PM
Kaman Aerospace has already received commitments for its first five unmanned K-1200 K-Max helicopter kits for civil operators.
Ascent
Jun 11, 2020 - 10:51 AM
Ascent has partnered with Thai helicopter operators SRS Aviation and Advance Aviation to offer on demand helicopter charter in several locations.
Jun 10, 2020 - 12:04 PM
Airbus Helicopters is poised to receive French government financial support to develop a hybrid powerplant for its H125 single.