Rotorcraft

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

December 1, 2022, 7:32 AM

The "No Surprises Act" is a License To Steal

The federal "No Surprises Act" places the air ambulance industry in financial peril, according to the Association of Air Medical Services.

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Robinson Helicopter Founder Frank Robinson (right) with son Kurt current CEO (left) in front of Robinson Helicopter in hangar
Nov 14, 2022 - 10:09 AM
Frank Robinson, founder of iconic helicopter company, passed away over the weekend. He was 92.
Blade MediMobility helicopter on helipad with organ transport team
Nov 10, 2022 - 10:59 AM
Blade Air Mobility's organ transport business, MediMobility, now equates to nearly half of its revenues.
Airbus Helicopters is now offering a new "Lounge" cabin interior for its ACH160 aircraft.
Nov 10, 2022 - 4:05 AM
Italy's Air Corporate plans to base a newly acquired ACH160 in a special ‘Lounge” configuration in Milan early next year.
Nov 9, 2022 - 7:17 AM
Now flying 15 H145s and three H135s, German EMS operator DRF Luftrettung adds to its Airbus fleet with an order for two more H145s.
GE’s CT7-2E1 helicopter engine
Nov 8, 2022 - 12:33 PM
GE Aerospace has delivered its 250th CT7-2E1 helicopter engine to Leonardo Helicopter.
Airbus H145 helicopter owned by The Helicopter and Jet Company in flight
Nov 8, 2022 - 12:07 PM
Safran Helicopter Engines will provide support-by-the-hour for The Helicopter and Jet Company's Airbus fleet in Saudi Arabia.
Airbus helicopter in flight
Nov 8, 2022 - 10:25 AM
Airbus Helicopters gained significant new fleet clients for its HCare product support program during this week's European Rotors conference.
Airbus H145 owned by German air ambulance provider DRF Luftrettung in flight
Nov 8, 2022 - 9:50 AM
German air ambulance provider DRF Luftrettung has ordered more Airbus H145 helicopters and additional services from the manufacturer.
Bristow Group Sikorsky S-92 overflying offshore oil rig
Nov 8, 2022 - 9:16 AM
Helicopter services company Bristow Group quadruples net income on modest revenue gains.
Nov 7, 2022 - 11:04 AM
The helicopter went down shortly after departing Italy's Tremiti Islands, killing all seven aboard.