Helicopter

How Russians tried to sell Mi-24 attack helicopters to police

Mil Mi-24 Hind is one of the most notorious attack helicopters in the world, famous for its firepower. In the 1990s a police variant was designed... with cannons. The mid-90s was a difficult period for all ex-soviet manufacturers. As the Soviet Union crumbled, its research and manufacturing facilities were transformed into companies, which had to adapt to a capitalist economy.  With government orders running thin, every possible niche for re...


The largest helicopter ever built: Mil V-12

The largest helicopter ever built was Soviet Union’s Mil V-12, which was able to carry 196 passengers. The empty weight of this giant was 69,100 kg.General characteristicsThe Mil V-12 could reach a sp...


Boeing delivers first MH-47G Block II Chinook to U.S Army

The United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) received the first new-generation MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopter. While the factory in Philadelphia where the helicopter was made was closed for almost three weeks due to COVID-19, the MH-47G was delivered on time.  ...


Top 10 attack helicopters in service today

The design formula of attack helicopter has matured since its introduction in the shape of American Bell AH-1 Cobra in 1967. As of 2020, a modern attack helicopter has shaped itself into a universal combat platform that follows the same mainline design principles and elements. A modern, dedicated attack helicopter is most likely to include all of these elements: tandem seat (usually gunner in the front, pilot in the rear), narrow body, little to...


Helicopter company sues air controllers for Kobe Bryant crash

A tragic case of helicopter crash that killed the 41-year-old retired Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and eight others, now is supplemented with new indictments. Two air-traffic controllers are blamed for the incident by Island Express, the company that operated the helicopter....


U.S. Air Force UH-1N Huey helicopter shot in Virginia

One crew member was reportedly injured after a military helicopter was shot at during training in Virginia, U.S. Air Force said....


Disassemble your Mi helicopter to 500K pieces in 30 days

Disassemble your Mi helicopter to 500K pieces in 30 days

Every helicopter operator may eventually come to a point where their aircraft just can‘t get off the helipad. In such case, it is convenient to have your maintenance station near you. However, havin...


Defining urban travel in 1950s: the story of New York Airways

New York Airways provided a dream service – avoiding traffic and traveling through New York much faster while paying for the service as much as for a taxi. Read more:...


New York helicopter crash reignites lawmakers concern

  A private helicopter crashed on the roof of a 54-story building in New York City. The pilot died on impact, no other victims are reported....


Helicopter crash in Afghanistan kills 25 people on board

A helicopter of the Afghan National Army crashed shortly after takeoff on October 31, 2018, in Farah province, west of Afghanistan, killing 25 people on board....