Rotorcraft

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

Rotorcraft

Italian Style for Aircraft Interiors

Integral to the display are craftsmanship of Tramontano leathers, the high-tech processing of carbon-fiber and the design of computer and communication.
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Avionics

HAI Head Notes Clock Ticking on ADS-B

Matt Zuccaro says the rotorcraft industry's level of equipage ahead of the FAA's Jan. 1, 2020 mandate, is not where it should be.
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Donaldson Filters New Medium Twins

The company was tapped to provide inlet barrier filters for the Bell 525 and Airbus H160, both awaiting certification.
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Tests Prove Efficacy of Astronautics' Wireless Comm System

The entire system was tested from end-to-end, from the airborne hardware to the secure ground system, enabling secure two-way data transmittal.
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HeliSpeed Seeking FAA Pilots

Blackpool, UK-based HeliSpeed is broadening out to offer training, with skills shortages a common theme.
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OPS Signs Exclusive Distribution Deal

The company is now the distributor for Italian manufacturer Tecnologie Industriali and Aeronautiche.
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Airbus Reveals Superyacht App

ACH augmented reality app helps superyacht builders avoid helipad mistakes.
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ASG Recruits 200 Helo Pilots for Clients

ASG claims its proprietary process experience helped it lure qualified helicopter pilots, despite a shortage of them.
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Light Twin Sales Lift Pre-owned Helicopter Market

Aero Assets released the report Preowned Helicopter Trend Report (2018), based on the firm’s proprietary intelligence and knowledge.
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Heads Up for Helicopter Pilots

SkyLens is, a wearable, head-up display (HWD), which looks like safety glasses with a rectangular box on top.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Leonardo Testing RFID Tags To Monitor AW189 Components

Leonardo, Gulf Helicopters in pilot project to test RFID tags to monitor components on AW189s.
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Milestone Diversifies as Offshore Continues Recovery

Milestone Aviation originated $1.5 billion in helicopter lease transactions last year.
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Kaman Looks To Bring Pilot-optional K-Max to Market

The Connecticut airframer believes it will have an optional unmanned operation kit for the K-Max available for certification by 2020.
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Leonardo Investing In Training and Tech

Strong sales propel Leonardo investment in new training center
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FAA OKs Sikorsky S-70M for Utility Ops

The restricted type certification allows Sikorsky to produce the S-70M for certain civil uses, including aerial firefighting.
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Airbus Offering Crash-resistant Fuel System for B3/B4 Singles

Airbus is offering discounted crash-resistant fuel systems for more models of its single-engine helicopters.
Maintenance and Modifications

Air Methods Signs Analysis Program with Spectro Jet-Care

Spectro Jet-Care will provide healthcare analysis services for the 450 helicopters that Air Methods owns, leases, or maintains.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Brightwater Aviation Plans UAG Acquisition

United Aero Group acquisition to expand BrightWater Aviation portfolio.
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East African Operator Acquires Its First Sikorsky S-92

Everett Aviation provides a variety of offshore and onshore transportation services, including VIP and search and rescue.
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Kopter Selects Louisiana for U.S. Production and Service Center

The Swiss OEM will occupy a nearly 85,000-sq-ft facility in Lafayette, Louisiana, which was once intended to house the Bell 505 production line.
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Airbus Scores New Air Ambulance Order From AMGH

Airbus lands mixed order from H125s and H135s from Air Medical Group Holdings
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Bell Assigns 206B Flight Training to Universal Helicopters

As the airframer looks to divest flight training for its legacy products, it has found a ready and qualified partner.
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Astronics Max-Viz EVS Gets Ok on More Helos

The STC covers multiple Textron and Leonardo helicopter models, including the AW109 and AW119.
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Enstrom Unveils Refreshed 280FX Helo

Updates to the Enstrom 280FX include an improved cabin door and collective.
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Airbus Embraces Big Data

Airbus Helicopters pairs with Skytrac, launches Flight Analyser app
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Schweizer Inks $11M Fleet Order from IDAG

IDAG will firmly be the largest operator of Schweizer helicopters after a new, 25 helicopter order.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Dallas Airmotive Adds A109 Engine Mx Package Options

Dallas Airmotive is offering Leonardo A109 operators three new maintenance package options for overhauls of the helicopter’s P&WC PW207C engine.
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LCI Adds to Australasia Leased Helicopter Fleet

Medium-twin helicopter lessor LCI now has 48 rotorcraft in its porfolio, along with another 21 managed helicopters.
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Airbus Taps Pratt for Navy Helo Trainer Entry

Airbus Helicopters has selected the PW206B3 to power the EC135 twin it is proposing for the U.S. Navy's new training helicopter
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Preowned Dealer Sees Average Aircraft Size Sold Increase in 2018

Rotortrade is opening more offices worldwide as sales remain strong.