Pilot error, lack of proficiency and operational issues were factors in the deadly collision of two Marine Corps CH-53 helicopters in January, a media investigation revealed. The helicopters, from a squadron of Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Hawaii, crashed in the ocean during a late-night training mission on Jan. 14, killing 12.
Boeing is apparently working on a large passenger aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing features. The company received a patent for a tilt-rotor design that has room for at least 100 passengers, according to a Business Insider report Thursday.
Airbus Helicopters said it will cut about 582 jobs at its facilities in France as the company continues to face lower demand along with the aftermath of a fatal crash of one of its H225 rotorcraft in Norway. The cuts, to be achieved through voluntary resignations, will amount to a small percentage of the aerospace giantís helicopter division in France, which employs more than 9700 people there, Bloomberg reported.