Rotorcraft

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

September 23, 2022, 5:25 AM

French Navy Receives First Airbus H160 for SAR Duties

Six civilian-standard helicopters are being taken into service by the Marine Nationale in advance of the first deliveries of militarized H160Ms.

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(Photo: Global Medical Response)
Sep 27, 2022 - 11:25 AM
Rotorcraft Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (R-ASIAS) mirrors safety reporting programs developed for fixed-wing aircraft.
U.S. student naval aviators in front of Leonardo TH-73A helicopter
Sep 27, 2022 - 11:07 AM
Student naval aviators will now train in the Leonardo TH-73A Thrasher.
Sikorsky S-92 operated by Bristow Norway on airport taxiway
Sep 26, 2022 - 1:12 PM
Issues with Vespel spline adapters continue to overhang S-92 main gearboxes.
Leonardo AW139, N811TA, in grass adjacent to runway following an emergency landing at the Houma-Terrebone, Louisiana Airport on Sept. 24, 2022
Sep 26, 2022 - 12:10 PM
All survive after a Bristow medevac flight experiences cockpit smoke and loss of flight controls, resulting in an emergency landing in southern Louisiana.
Aerial view of H160 owned by the French navy overflying a French lifeboat
Sep 23, 2022 - 5:25 AM
Six civilian-standard helicopters are being taken into service by the Marine Nationale in advance of the first deliveries of militarized H160Ms.
Bell 505 helicopter
Sep 22, 2022 - 2:28 PM
Growth will be driven by the demand for light helicopters, greater aftermarket demand, and the commercialization of UAM and eVTOL aircraft.
two Airbus H125s in flight at sunset
Sep 16, 2022 - 5:39 AM
The order for 27 Airbus H125 helicopters will be used by the Brazilian air force and navy flight training programs.
Crashed Hansen helicopter on tuna boat deck (Photo: U.S. Attorney's office).
Sep 12, 2022 - 11:28 AM
Hansen Helicopters CEO John Walker was remanded into custody on Monday after judge expressed concerns about 'getting burned.'
MH-139A Grey Wolf
Sep 9, 2022 - 3:12 PM
The FAA STCs clear the path for the Boeing-Leonardo MH-139A helicopter's operational testing.
Crashed Hansen helicopter on tuna boat deck
Sep 9, 2022 - 5:59 AM
Prosecutor: Case 'about greed.'