news June 3, 2021 USAF: No budget for MH-139 Grey Wolf because of certification delay
Because of an unspecified delay in FAA certification of the MH-139, the U.S. Air Force has no plans to buy any of the aircraft in 2022.
news June 1, 2021 U.S. Army buying fewer helicopters to pay for Future Vertical Lift
Speedy future rotorcraft that will field in the 2030s are already sucking up U.S. Army aviation funding, with reduced orders for the Apache and Black Hawk helping to pay for prototypes of the helicopters that could replace them.
Many heliport accidents are due to obstruction hazards and design failures, but pilots receive little training on how to assess heliport infrastructure, according to a new white paper.
news May 27, 2021 The life extension of the CH-146 Griffon and a plan for what comes next
The life extension project to see the CH-146 Griffon helicopter continue flying into the 2030s has become far more complex than many first imagined.
news May 18, 2021 Airbus H145 helicopter joins Sûreté du Québec fleet
The Quebec Provincial Police (Sûreté du Québec) has acquired a pre-owned Airbus H145 helicopter that will be entering operational service soon.
news May 13, 2021 NATO gives industry aim points for next-gen rotorcraft
NATO has published an unclassified list of required and desired attributes for its Next Gen Rotorcraft Capability (NGRC) and has invited industry to pitch ideas.
news May 10, 2021 Indian Navy issues RFI for lease of 24 light helicopters
The RFI calls for 24 helicopters with ground support equipment, all maintenance support including performance-based logistics, and training of aircrew and maintainers.