The German army currently has 74 NH90 TTH helicopters, while the German navy will start to receive its 18 helicopters in October 2019. Christian Keller Photo
newsNovember 23, 2020Airbus keen to play key role in ‘European answer’ to new NATO rotorcraft program

Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Even says the OEM “should play a key role” in a recently-announced program to develop Next-Generation Rotorcraft Capabilities signed by five NATO member countries.

rotor-radioNovember 17, 2020Rotor Radio: The hype and hysteria about eVTOLs

Brian Garrett-Glaser, managing editor of Vertical’s sister publication joins Rotor Radio to discuss air taxis, the possibilities of electric propulsion, technologies emerging from the sector and how these aircraft will augment helicopters.

featuresNovember 18, 2020Vertical survey finds Covid-19 is having ‘profound’ impact on helicopter industry

How has the helicopter industry been faring under Covid-19? Not great. The results from our State of the Industry survey shed new light on the far-reaching impacts of the pandemic.

news November 23, 2020 Airbus: helicopter industry sales down by 40-50%

The global helicopter industry has seen a downturn in new aircraft sales of 40 to 50 percent in 2020, according to new figures from Airbus Helicopters, thanks to the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

news November 20, 2020 Airbus set to launch Tiger Mark III upgrade program

Airbus Helicopters expects to launch a Tiger “Mark III” upgrade program with France, Germany and Spain by the end of 2020, ushering in the next evolution of the multi-role attack helicopter.

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Congratulations to last week’s photo contest winner, Paige Hernandez! Here’s our next round of finalists; to vote, just “like” your favorite by Monday, November 23.

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