Vertical Lift’s Evolving Nature as a Business Tool: With Leonardo’s push for the AW609’s certification and other manufacturers’ drive for speed improvements, we look at demand for helicopter services among corporate and VIP operators. We also update you on plans for electric power and a new generation of vertical-lift aircraft.
Advanced Battery Technology: As visionaries and aircraft designers explore the promise of electric propulsion, we fill you in on the latest in helicopter batteries.
Middle East and African Markets: W examine the state of civil helicopter operations in the Persian Gulf states and the prospects for activities in other key Middle East and African markets.
Rotorcraft Technology Summit Report: We summarize the discussions at R&WI’s Sept. 19 to 20 Rotorcraft Technology Summit on certification streamlining, HUMS technology for light helos, drones as a business opportunity, “data mining,” low-level helo infrastructure, technologies on the operations horizon andsingle-engine IFR.
December 2016/January 2017
2016 Year in Review: From April’s EC225 crash and the effects of slumping oil to light helicopter initiatives and new drone rules, R&WI’s staff and contributors debate the most significant rotorcraft developments of 2016.
2017 Outlook: Tapping the expertise of R&WI’s Editorial Advisory Board, industry analysts and operators, our staff sums up prospects for vertical flight in 2017.
Executive Outlook Panel: A select group of rotorcraft industry leaders, including our Editorial Advisory Board members, share their perspective and plans for meeting the challenges of the coming year.
2017 Annual Reports/Company Profiles: Industry-leading companies provide updates about important changes, growth, and initiatives within their organizations and operations.