The tail rotor on a helicopter is located, as its name states, on the tail of the helicopter. Its’ purpose is to prevent the helicopter from spinning the opposite way of the main rotor blades. Imagine having to ride in a helicopter that is continuously spinning in circles, it would not be an as efficient form of transportation. Passengers would be sick or dizzy, and parts of the aircraft could possibly fall off with only one place to go, the ground. This would result in civilian injuries/deaths, along with a lot of property damage. The tail rotor blades counteract the main rotor blades allowing the helicopter to fly straight and be easily controlled by the pilot, especially during maneuvers. It spins horizontally to compensate for the torque created from the main rotor. The placement of the tail rotor placed away from the center of gravity, on the tail, allows for the most effective results.


Read more »


On April 6th 2017, there was an article posted to Flight Global by Kate Sarsfield in which she talks about how the Austrian manufacturer Diamond Aircraft, is entering the helicopter market by released the light single piston engine rotorcraft concept called the DART 280.


Read more »


Jet Support Services, INC or JSSI has decided to jump into the helicopter market. JSSI has already witnessed a monster growth since the announcement. They have seen a 250 percent jump in new contracts, which have been bringing in a 600 percent growth in contract value over the past year. To date JSSI’s concentration has been on hourly maintenance for a variety of different aircrafts, charging mostly hourly per maintenance call. Roughly two years ago the company decided to renew its focus on helicopter market. The company had always offered helicopter programs for decades but decided to push the market segment recently.


Read more »


When you hear airbus you think of quality because Airbus brings state of the art engineering and ingenuity when it comes to airplanes and helicopters. Helicopters are very popular for few reasons, one is that it is really easy to take off and land anywhere and this makes it very convenient for search and transferring goods to areas that are not easily accessible.


Read more »


Elbit Systems has announced that they have secured a $110 million contract in order to modernize and maintain Mil Mi-17 transports for an undisclosed country in the Asia-Pacific region. The helicopter upgrade contract will be carried out over the course of a five year period.


Read more »


In recent news, the Japanese Police Agency has purchased two of the latest Helionix-equipped helicopters for latest incorporation to fleet. These helicopters are one of a kind in the fleet being the first helionix Aircrafts that the Japanese police has ever had. The rightful owners of the helicopters will be the Wakayama Prefectural Police and the Kumamoto Prefectural Police to try to improve the quality of missions. The purchase of the H135 has been the first order of an aircraft from the Japanese Police Agency since they purchased the AS365 N3+ and H155 aircrafts in the year 2015. The estimated time of delivery for the H135 Is said to be in the year 2019.


Read more »


Turkish Aerospace Industries has begun the works to manufacture a latest light utility helicopter. The helicopter is known by the TAI T-625 and was introduced to try to be a leading competition in the defense market. Initially created to replace the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) “legacy UH-1H Huey utility helicopter” also a top choice in the lighter helicopter division.


Read more »


On December 16 2016th, S.L. Fuller wrote an article for Rotor Wing International talking about how Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems will support the Sea Hawk H-60 Sikorsky which will cover two operators. These two operators are the U.S. Navy and Saudi Arabia.


Read more »


On November 22 2016, Airbus posted an article on their website talking about how Airbus is delivering their last Ec135 T2 for the HATS or Helicopter Aircrew Training System for the Australian Defense Force. There was six of these that were recently delivered thus completing all the deliveries on time. There were 15 helicopters in total that were delivered. The EC135 T2 is part of the H135 series which consists of Light twin engine helicopters. The beginning flights of the EC135 T2 started in Nowra, Australia.


Read more »


Lockheed Martin has gained to upgrade the US militaries night vision Apache Aircrafts “Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/ PNVS). Retaining a good relationship with between the two on Oct. 4, the US ARMY granted Lockheed a $49.3 million contract to update “(M-DSA) upgrade kits and spares which will allow improvements on mission’s outcomes. The newest installments have become a part of the U.S Army’s Lot 1 production and will begin to take place in March 2019.


Read more »


Airbus Helicopters is the largest industry regarding helicopter deliveries. it is part of the Airbus group. Airbus Helicopter have teamed up with Helibras, they both are introducing the first Airbus Helicopter H225M in naval combat version. This is a huge step for the, it promises to hold the first aircraft in naval combat which is a big step for them. It is going to be a very big step toward a more successful operation system for them. This brand new H225M version is so unique. They have the expectation of it meeting with the requirements for the Brazilian Navy.


Read more »


On September 29th, 2016, Dominic Perry wrote an article for Flight Global talking about how Kenya is going to take delivery on five remanufactured Bell Helicopter Huey II rotorcrafts. These Huey II rotorcrafts have a worth of over $50 million. This was a contracted that was awarded to Kenya on September 26th. There are also various spare parts and training that is bundled up into this deal.


Read more »


As part of a $6 billion deal with Boeing, the British Defense Ministry will purchase nine surveillance planes and fifty attack helicopters from the American manufacturing corporation. To improve the U.K.’s defense strategy, Britain had committed to purchasing nine P-SA jets intended for sea patrols and hunting submarines that actively search to find enemy submarines.


Read more »


The United States Air Force has recently introduced its most recent first fully built HH-60G Pave Hawk Operational Loss Replacement, or OLR, helicopter. This helicopter will be the first of 21 HH-60G aircrafts that the United States Air Force has added to their fleet in order to replace the aircrafts lost in roughly 15 years of deployed combat operations since 9/11.


Read more »


Airbus Helicopters, the aircraft manufacturing giant, has been chosen by Ascent as the primary aircraft Service Provider of choice for the UK’s Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS). The contract from Ascent is worth a cool $728 million over the course of 17 years. The terms are that Airbus Helicopters will deliver over the course of 18 months, the load of aircrafts and the integrated support solution in preparation for the start of training which is scheduled for April 2018. Going back as far as 35 years ago, all UK military helicopter pilots have earned their stripes training on Airbus Helicopters which started with the Gazelle and eventually with the H125 Squirrel. In 2018 and moving forward, Ascent’s delivery of a key capability for the UK MOD will be supported by Airbus Helicopters. Philip Dunne the UK's Minister for Defence Procurement, has stated that this


Read more »


The Germans have requested for Airbus to create a sharper helicopter.  Testing sensors are undergoing strict evaluations to begin to install a HFI system (Hostile fire indication) as requested by the German Armed Forces.  A prototype of a German Army Sikorsky CH-53G helicopter has been made and tested on March 30th to observe the new functions of the innovation. The HFI was built to better detect a various range of different size caliber and even non-tracer ammunition. During the evaluations the rotorcraft was modified with acoustic and infrared sensors to be able to recognize fire based on sound and muzzle flashes.


Read more »


Dominic Perry wrote an article for Flightglobal discussed about how Airbus Helicopters won yet another deal with the UK Ministry of Defense’s rotary wing contract which is also under the MFTS. MFTS stands for Military Flying Training System. Airbus out beat its rival, Cobham who uses the AgustaWestland rotorcraft in order to win the contract.


Read more »


The Marine Corps has just taken delivery of the first two Kaman K-MAX Helicopters just last week on May 7th of 2016 at the Marine Corps Air station in Yuma, Arizona. Unique in purpose and design, the Kaman K-MAX Helicopter has interlinking rotors and whose primary mission is to handle cargo load operations with a maximum payload exceed 6,000 pounds. Jerry McCawley, Chief Pilot and Flight Safety Engineer with Lockheed Martin, revealed that the Kaman K-MAX Helicopters can actually fly by itself independent of a physical pilot.


Read more »


The Boeing Company recently announced that they have been awarded a new US Army contract worth over $1.5 billion to upgrade their Apache helicopter fleet. Over the course of the next several years, the Army will send 117 of their older Apache Helicopters to Boeing’s Mesa facility to be equipped with modern technology. The Army will use this new contract to bring their entire Apache fleet up to current specs and standards.


Read more »


The Dutch Military has awarded Boeing the contract for 12 CH-47F Chinook helicopters which has been valued at an estimated $308 million dollars. According to an announcement from the Defense Department, the funding for the helicopters comes as part of amendment to an already existing foreign military sales contract with the country of Netherlands. Work on the Chinooks will be conducted at Boeing’s facility in Ridley Township, Penn. And if recent announcements are to be believed, the deliveries are expected to be fulfilled this month with U.S. Army’s Contracting Command officials overseeing the program.


Read more »


ASAP Semiconductor's Certifications and Memberships

Thank You for Visiting.

Don’t forget That You Can Always Get an Instant RFQ Within Fifteen Minutes Or Less. All You Need to Do Is Fill Out the form On Our Home Page, and You Can Get Started today.

Request for Quote