Rotorcraft

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

January 23, 2023, 8:52 AM

Used Single-engine Helicopter Sales Fell in 2022

Sales for preowned, single-engine helicopters were down 12 percent in 2022 as supply dwindles.

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Bell 525 Relentless Helicopter on airport ramp
Feb 2, 2023 - 10:13 AM
Bell CEO Mitch Snyder notes that final type approval is in the FAA hands but the company's intent is to complete certification this year.
Feb 2, 2023 - 9:00 AM
A helicopter air ambulance pilot on his way to work was arrested for drunk driving after passing a sheriff's deputy's car.
Feb 1, 2023 - 11:46 AM
Volatus plans to build an eVTOL vertiport at the Bellefonte Airport near Penn State University later this year.
Hill HX50 helicopter
Feb 1, 2023 - 8:07 AM
Hill plans to begin flight testing of its HX50 helicopter later this year.
Robinson R44 helicopter
Jan 30, 2023 - 5:02 PM
Hartzell Engine Tec has received FAA PMA for its Sky Tec HT starters for Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters.
CH-53K F-35C
Jan 27, 2023 - 5:41 AM
Repositioning and retrieving aircraft is one of the tasks that the CH-53K military helicopter will perform in its operational life.
night vision mode view of man on ground pointing long gun at Michigan State Police helicopter
Jan 26, 2023 - 1:16 PM
A 33-year-old Detroit man who opened fire on state police helicopter was fatally shot by officers on the ground.
Bell 505 in hangar
Jan 26, 2023 - 10:16 AM
Despite a decline in deliveries of Bell military helicopters last year, the company delivered 176 civil helicopters in 2022, up from 156 the prior year.
Leonardo AW09 single-turbine-engine prototype PS4 on helipad in front of hangars
Jan 26, 2023 - 8:34 AM
Leonardo will fly its latest AW09 single turbine engine prototype with Safran's Arriel 2K engine.
Airbus Helicopters market chart
Jan 25, 2023 - 9:09 AM
Airbus Helicopters reported that it received 374 orders and made 344 deliveries last year.