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


Hill Helicopters Tops 1,000 Orders

Hill reveals wheeled and skidded prototypes
Hill Helicopters live-streaming event December 6, 2023
Maintenance and Modifications

Hillsboro Aviation Appointed Airbus Helicopters Mx Center

Suite of services includes maintenance, upgrades, warranty work, aircraft completions, and OEM part sales
Hillsboro Aviation

Airbus H160 Swashplate Bearings Trigger EASA Emergency AD

Inspections are required every 15 flight hours after 'premature degradation' detected
Airbus H160 helicopter

Vortex Ring Drill Triggered Bell 429 In-flight Break-up

NTSB faults pilot, instructor in 2022 fatal accident
Bell 429 crash April 2022

Philadelphia News Helicopter Crash Kills Two

The A-Star crashed at night in a remote area of a forest
Training and Workforce

Coptersafety Receives FAA Approval for its Airbus H145 Training

Coptersafety receives FAA Part 142 approval for its H145 training program

Leonardo Philadelphia Marks 700th Helo Delivery

Leonardo has delivered 700 helicopters from its Philadelphia campus since 2004
Leonardo has delivered 700 helicopters from its Philadelphia campus since 2004

Airbus Bags Biggest H145M Helicopter Order

German armed forces order up to 82 Airbus H145M helicopters
Airbus H145M

HAI Celebrates 75th Anniversary

The helicopter trade association was established in 1948
Heli-Expo 2020
Regulations and Government

City Controller Blasts LAPD Helicopters

Police chief says LAPD helicopters save lives, protect property
Maintenance and Modifications

Robinson Discounts R66 Stabilizer Kit

R66 horizontal stabilizer kit priced at $3,600

Air Ambulance Pilot Charged with Drunk Flying

The former Air Evac pilot committed the alleged offense while transporting a passenger

Osprey Crash Triggers Worldwide Grounding

Tiltrotor crashes in the last two years have killed 20
MV-22 Osprey

Airbus H160 Gains Canadian Certification

Worldwide fleet has logged more than 2,800 flight hours
Airbus Helicopters' H160

European Rotors Sees Another Year of Growth

Event showcased growing interest in rotorcraft on the continent
A helicopter landing at European Rotors show in Madrid
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Court Approves Air Methods Bankruptcy Plan

Air Methods to receive $185 million under reorganization plan
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Maintenance and Modifications

Boost Systems Cargo Baskets Win Transport Canada STC

FAA certification is pending
AS350 with Boost cargo baskets
Regulations and Government

Navajo Nation Wants Air Tours To Pay Up

The tribe may support air tours in exchange for economic incentives

Hill Helicopters Surpasses 1,000 Orders

Hill secures flight operations facility, will begin testing engine
Hill Helicopters launch event
Regulations and Government

Congress Takes Up Parks Air Tour Management Program

Critics charge that new rules will cripple air tour industry
Rushmore Helicopters photo in South Dakota
Maintenance and Modifications

Offshore Heavy Helicopter Issues Open Gates for Super-mediums

Covid supply chain overhang could be the perfect opportunity for offshore super-medium helicopters
Phi Sikorsky s-92 and oil rigs
Maintenance and Modifications

USCG Begins Sikorsky Jayhawk Rebuilding Program

Coast Guard will rebuild 45 Jayhawks with new airframes
MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter

Departing European Rotors Helicopter Crashes

Three injured as Enstrom crashes onto busy Madrid motorway

Air Ambulances Fly Through Economic Turbulence

Below cost reimbursements threaten the industry
Air Methods helicopter ambulance

Helijet Lightning Strike Worse Than Initially Reported

S-76 landed safely after being substantially damaged

Airbus Helicopters Announces Orders, New Training Center

Airbus Helicopters training center will open in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, in 2025
Airbus Helicopters and ÖAMTC Air Rescue sign contract for H135s
Maintenance and Modifications

GPMS Expands in Europe with Léman Aviation Partnership

The partnership aims to introduce Foresight MX, an advanced HUMS, to European operators
Regulations and Government

Coulson Wins $16 Million SoCal Firefighting Contract

Coulson will fly firefighting CH-47s for California's Quick Reaction Force
Coulson CH-47

Leonardo Logs Helicopter Orders at European Rotors

New orders placed for AW189, AW169, and AW09 models
Omni Helicopter International operates Leonardo AW189s

Brazil's Omni Will Add Three AW189 Helicopters to Fleet

Omni Helicopter International is mainly active in South America's offshore oil and gas sector
Omni Helicopter International operates Leonardo AW189s