press-releasesVertical’s 2021 Helicopter and Engine Manufacturers Survey now open
Do you operate or maintain civil helicopters? Take part in our annual industry survey to tell OEMs what they’re doing right — and what they need to do better.
newsApril 7, 2021Bell expects 525 certification by the end of this year
Nearly a decade after it was first unveiled, the Bell 525 is finally nearing the certification finish line.
press-releasesApril 6, 2021Robinson R66 police helicopter joins Polk County Sheriff’s aviation fleet
Florida’s Polk County Sheriff’s Office has taken delivery of its first R66 police helicopter, configured with a Wescam MX-10 EO/IR imaging system and an HD infrared sensor.
press-releasesMarch 30, 2021Sikorsky and DARPA fly OPV Black Hawk with supervised autonomy
Sikorsky and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently demonstrated complete supervised autonomy capabilities on the S-70 Optionally Piloted Vehicle Black Hawk.
features April 14, 2021 A day in the life of a helicopter pilot in the offshore wind turbine sector
Offshore wind farm support is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the helicopter industry. Particularly common in Europe, many of these operations require flights to wind farms in the unpredictable North Sea.
news April 13, 2021 Blade orders up to 20 eVTOL aircraft from Beta Technologies
Blade Urban Air Mobility has ordered up to 20 aircraft from Beta Technologies, becoming the first passenger service customer for Beta’s six-seat Alia eVTOL.
news April 9, 2021 Airbus gears up for H160 entry into service
Airbus Helicopters is betting on a variety of launch applications, combined with innovative customer support, to rapidly gain experience and establish an impeccable track record for the H160 medium twin.