Rotorcraft

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

June 29, 2022, 3:20 PM

Sikorsky Raider X Now 90 Percent Complete

Sikorsky's entry in the Army's Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program moves closer to first flight.

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Sikorsky’s FARA Competitive Prototype, RAIDER X®, is seen at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida in June 2022
Jun 29, 2022 - 3:20 PM
Sikorsky's entry in the Army's Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program moves closer to first flight.
Heli-One maintenance technicians inspect flight deck of a helicopter at Heli-One's Rzeszow, Poland facility
Jun 29, 2022 - 11:54 AM
Approval for Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO) allows a company to support an aircraft through its complete lifecycle.
A U.S. Army Black Hawk Helicopter lifts off near tree line.
Jun 29, 2022 - 9:36 AM
The U.S. Army currently operates a fleet of 2,100 Black Hawks and intends to continue flying them for another 30 years.
Computer rendering of CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL taking off from vertiport
Jun 28, 2022 - 10:59 AM
Munich Airport and Airbus are partnering to help cities and regions develop infrastructure to support advanced air mobility (AAM) services using eVTOLs.
H145M helicopter in flight performing a steep turn maneuver
Jun 28, 2022 - 9:51 AM
The Cypriot National Guard has ordered six militarized H145s from Airbus Helicopters.
Jun 24, 2022 - 12:25 PM
HAI and the Eastern Region Helicopter Council have partnered with PlaneNoise and the FAA for noise abatement solutions in the Washington, D.C. region.
Jun 24, 2022 - 11:56 AM
NBAA is praising the formation of the bipartisan Congressional Advanced Air Mobility Caucus, which aims to educate members about this emerging technology.
Jun 24, 2022 - 11:30 AM
Australia’s CASA is taking steps to address the lack of specific aircraft class ratings for single-pilot, less complex, multi-engine helicopters.
Airbus H225 in flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel
Jun 23, 2022 - 1:03 PM
An Airbus H225 earlier this month performed the first-ever helicopter flight using 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel in all of its engines.
Airbus H145 helicopter owned by Bavarian police takes off from airport helipad
Jun 22, 2022 - 11:33 AM
Universal is providing panel and helmet mounted enhanced vision displays to European law enforcement agencies.