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  • Top 10 highlights from 50 Paris air shows

    ​On the eve of the 51st Paris air show, and in anticipation of a memorable week at Le Bourget, we take a look back at ten highlights of previous editions of Le Salon.

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  • Dauphin 'not competitive' against AW139: Eurocopter CEO

    ​Eurocopter is being out-competed by its rivals in the medium-weight class, according to the airframer's chief...

  • Russian Helicopters schedules first flight of high-speed type for 2018

    Russian Helicopters plans to perform the maiden flight of its new developmental high-speed rotorcraft towards the end...

  • PARIS: Eurocopter test pilots bid farewell to experimental X3 rotorcraft

    Although Eurocopter's test pilots think flying the X3 high-speed compound rotorcraft is "a dream come true", they will...

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  • ANALYSIS: Bluecopter eco-testbed showcases mature technologies

    News | 14 Jul 2015 08:23 | Dominic Perry

    ​“Maybe the biggest breakthrough is that there is no breakthrough.”
  • Top 10 highlights from 50 Paris air shows

    News | 12 Jun 2015 10:32

    ​On the eve of the 51st Paris air show, and in anticipation of a memorable week at Le Bourget, we take a look back at ten highlights of previous editions of Le Salon.
  • ANALYSIS: Dauphin's demise spurs X4 development at Airbus Helicopters

    News | 24 Feb 2015 10:21 | Dominic Perry

    ​On 3 March in Orlando, Airbus Helicopters will finally reveal the future of its medium-class rotorcraft. Work on the new model, known so far by its experimental designation of X4, has been under way since at least 2010, but there is still little clarity on what the helicopter looks like or what specifications it will boast.
  • 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:
  • ANALYSIS: Russian Helicopters looks to civil market for renewed lift

    News | 12 Aug 2014 08:43 | Dominic Perry

    If you wanted proof that undoubted success in the military segment does not automatically translate into the civil sphere then you could look no further than Russian Helicopters. While its military products are in some cases class-leading – whatever you think of the Mi-17’s appearance it continues to sell in droves – the company’s two latest civil developmental programmes are showing teething troubles. The Ka-62, a 6.5t rotorcraft that features a great deal of Western content, is slipping ever later. First flight was originally due last year, but that has now been pushed into the second half of 2014. And the Mi-38, a 15.6t helicopter that made its first flight in 2003, has been crawling incrementally closer to certification.
  • FARNBOROUGH: Airbus leads Clean Sky 2 rotorcraft development effort

    News | 16 Jul 2014 17:01 | Kate Sarsfield

    Airbus Helicopters is planning a rapid return for the technology employed on its record-breaking X3 compound rotorcraft demonstrator that flew off into graceful retirement last month.