news March 11, 2021 GPMS closes Series A to bring predictive maintenance to light helicopter, eVTOL markets
GPMS raised an undisclosed Series A to continue rolling out its cloud-based predictive maintenance solution to the Part 27 and eVTOL markets.
news March 11, 2021 Northrop Sky Viper chain gun seeks a spot on Army’s FARA helicopter
Northrop Grumman is nearing production of a new 20-millimeter chain gun the company hopes will arm the U.S. Army’s future attack aircraft.
news March 11, 2021 CHC to buy Babcock’s oil-and-gas aviation business
Offshore transport giant CHC has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Babcock International's oil-and-gas aviation business.
news March 8, 2021 Idaho Guard pilots caught in rain, fog before fatal February crash
While flying in through Idaho mountains in February, Idaho National Guard pilots accidentally flew their UH-60 Black Hawk into thick fog and rain, blinding their view of the surrounding mountains.
news March 3, 2021 Shadow replacements shine at U.S. Army’s rainy drone ‘rodeo’
Four potential replacements for the Army’s RQ-7 Shadow drone wowed soldiers and their commanders during a demonstration of their capabilities in a chilly Georgia downpour.
news March 1, 2021 New inspections ordered for Bell 505 collective sticks
Transport Canada is now mandating fluorescent penetrant inspections of Bell 505 helicopter collective sticks every 25 flight hours.
news March 1, 2021 Erickson rebuilding Air Crane as potentially pilotless combat logistics helicopter
Erickson envisions a souped-up, optionally piloted version of the S-64 Air Crane helicopter ferrying vehicles and bulk cargo to U.S. military troops in the field.
news February 26, 2021 Understanding the weather conditions behind the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
A meteorologist takes a closer look at the weather conditions in the Los Angeles area on the morning of Jan. 26, 2020.