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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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.
Supernal cabin concept on display at NBAA2022
Jan 23, 2023 - 12:30 PM
The Canadian Business Aviation Association's participation in an industry-government advanced air mobility task group will help shape priorities for AAM.
Airbus H125 on helipad in Rio de Janeiro overlooking city
Jan 23, 2023 - 8:52 AM
Sales for preowned, single-engine helicopters were down 12 percent in 2022 as supply dwindles.
Black Hawk helicopter sits in hangar beneath U.S. flag
Jan 20, 2023 - 9:36 PM
Sikorsky delivered its 5,000th Black Hawk Helicopter to the U.S. Army, which plans to fly the type for at least another 40 years.
Crash site photo of Yellowhead Helicopters Bell 212 main rotor blade A Strap and failed hub strap retaining pin
Jan 19, 2023 - 12:56 PM
A defective rotor pin triggered the 2021 fatal crash of a Bell 212 in Canada resulting in a worldwide fleet grounding.
Kaman K-Max heavy-lift helicopter in flight carrying external load
Jan 19, 2023 - 11:43 AM
Kaman will discontinue its K-Max, saying production of the heavy-lift helicopter is not a "compelling" growth opportunity.