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May 01, 2019

Hybrid Electric Helicopters

Say “electric” or “hybrid-electric” engines, and what comes to mind for many is urban air…

April 25, 2019

State Electrical Company Launches China’s First Airbus H215

China’s State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC) has taken delivery of Airbus H215 helicopter, becoming…

April 05, 2019

Vertical Flight Solutions Gains FAA Approval for New H130 Main Battery Kit

Helicopter operators flying the EC130/H130 series aircraft now have access to the newest technology in…

April 05, 2019

New Collins Electric Aircraft Lab Has High Voltage Goals

A new $50 million high-voltage lab, “The Grid,” being built by Collins Aerospace in Rockford,…

March 29, 2019

UTC’s Hybrid-Electric Regional Plane Promises 30 Percent Fuel Savings

United Technologies Corp. has selected regional turboprops as its inroad to the electric transportation market,…

March 26, 2019

FAA Certifies GE CT7-2F1 to Power Bell 525 Relentless

The FAA has certified GE’s CT7-2F1, a major step toward clearing the Bell 525 ...

March 21, 2019

Bell Teams With Rolls Royce For Future Propulsion of Advanced Tiltrotors

Bell has entered a partnership with engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce to develop an "optimized propulsion system"…

March 06, 2019

Airbus Selects Pratt & Whitney PW206B3 for H135 Navy Trainer Proposal

Airbus Helicopters has selected the Pratt & Whitney PW206B3 engine to power its twin-engine H135…

March 03, 2019

An Interview With Franck Saudo, CEO of Safran Helicopter Engines

Rotor & Wing International was recently granted an exclusive interview with Franck Saudo, chief executive…

February 13, 2019

Bell 407GXi Receives Chinese Certification

The Bell 407GXi light single helicopter has received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration…