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  • Rotor club: Our top 10 most influential helicopters


    With the Bell Helicopter 505 Jet Ranger X making its maiden flight recently – and with the technologically advanced 525 Relentless waiting in the wings – we run down a (entirely subjective) list of the most influential helicopters of all time. And before anyone complains at the lack of a tiltrotor or compound rotorcraft, for reasons of simplicity we kept to conventional helicopters, as the more complex designs would fill a list all of their own. So, in order of age:


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  • OSHKOSH: Carter reveals turbine plan, investor talks for VTOL prototype


    An engine ignition glitch spoiled the planned arrival of the Carter Aviation Technologies PAV-II prototype, but the...


  • Lockheed/Piasecki move beyond flying cars with ARES


    ​A Lockheed Martin/Piasecki team will build and fly a new kind of unmanned, vertical take-off and landing aircraft in...


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  • Rotor club: Our top 10 most influential helicopters

    News | 21 Nov 2014 12:02 | Dominic Perry

    With the Bell Helicopter 505 Jet Ranger X making its maiden flight recently – and with the technologically advanced 525 Relentless waiting in the wings – we run down a (entirely subjective) list of the most influential helicopters of all time. And before anyone complains at the lack of a tiltrotor or compound rotorcraft, for reasons of simplicity we kept to conventional helicopters, as the more complex designs would fill a list all of their own. So, in order of age:http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Rotor-club-Our-top-10-most-influential-helicopters-405973/
  • OSHKOSH: Carter reveals turbine plan, investor talks for VTOL prototype

    News | 30 Jul 2014 00:44 | Stephen Trimble

    An engine ignition glitch spoiled the planned arrival of the Carter Aviation Technologies PAV-II prototype, but the slowed-rotor compound aircraft still appears to be gaining momentum.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OSHKOSH-Carter-reveals-turbine-plan-investor-talks-for-VTOL-prototype-402158/
  • ANALYSIS: Looming FVL demonstrator awards plot uncertain path for US rotorcraft industry

    News | 22 Jul 2014 11:00 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Two companies will be chosen on 1 August to build separate demonstrators under the US Army-led Future Vertical Life (FVL) initiative.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Looming-FVL-demonstrator-awards-plot-uncertain-path-for-US-rotorcraft-industry-401100/
  • Obituary: Ed Swearingen

    News | 27 May 2014 12:10 | Stephen Trimble

    If the fates had intervened only slightly differently, the surname of "Swearingen" might have been as ubiquitous a brand as iconic standards of American aviation such as Beech, Cessna and Learhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Obituary-Ed-Swearingen-399710/
  • Lockheed/Piasecki move beyond flying cars with ARES

    News | 25 Feb 2014 11:06 | Stephen Trimble

    ​A Lockheed Martin/Piasecki team will build and fly a new kind of unmanned, vertical take-off and landing aircraft in mid-2015 that will seek to replace helicopters on a wide range of military missions.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/LockheedPiasecki-move-beyond-flying-cars-with-ARES-396289/
  • HELI-EXPO: AirMule set to lift Israeli start-up this year

    News | 05 Feb 2014 16:37 | Stephen Trimble

    Through more than eight decades the conventional single-rotor or tandem helicopter has defeated attempts to develop a more efficient means of vertical lift on nearly all commercial applications.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/HELI-EXPO-AirMule-set-to-lift-Israeli-start-up-this-year-395508/