Helicopter Names

A Blue Airbus EC120 Flying over a city Airbus EC120 Helicopter

The Airbus H120 is a member of Airbus Helicopters' light Colibri family of aircraft. It draws on the company’s 50+ years of experience designing, manufacturing and supporting light single-engine helicopters.

Some 700 Colibris have been delivered in 50 plus countries, with more than 600 being in-service worldwide today.

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Airbus EC135 Rescue Helicopter Airbus EC135 Helicopter

One of Airbus Helicopters’ most successful light aircraft, the H135 (formerly known as the EC135 T3/P3) is known for its high endurance, compact build, low sound levels, reliability, versatility and cost-competitiveness. This twin-engine helicopter can perform many different missions, landing almost anywhere, particularly high and hot, while carrying more payload over longer distances than other rotorcraft in its category.

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Airbus EC175 Helicopter
Airbus Helicopters
Airbus X3 Helicopter
Bell 206L4 Helicopter
Bell 249 Helicopter
Bell 407 Helicopter
Bell 407GT Helicopter
Bell 407GX Helicopter
Bell 412 Helicopter
Bell 412EPI Helicopter
Bell 429WLG Helicopter
Bell 47 Helicopter
Bell 505 Helicopter
Bell 525 Helicopter
Bell AH-1 Cobra Helicopter
Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
Bell Helicopters

Founded in July, 1935 by Larry Bell as Bell Aircraft Corporation, today's Bell Helicopter continues to set the pace for the industry and expand the scope of vertical lift - but in those early days...

"The company specialized in the design and production of fighter aircraft, first the XFM-1 Airacuda, a twin-engine fighter to oppose attacking bombers, and the the famous P-39 Airacobra. The company also designed and built the first P-59 Airacomet, the first American jet fighter, and the P-63 Kingcobra, the successor to the P-39.

In 1941, just before the US entered into WWII, Larry Bell saw...a small [helicopter] model crafted by inventor and philosophy student, Arthur Middleton Young...

...In just six months, the team designed and constructed the first Bell helicopter, designing and fabricating parts as they went and solving problems with the use of mathematics, model experiments, intuition and trial-and-error. The first helicopter was officially designated the Model 30...

The fuselage was made partly of plywood beams. The original tail cone, which was made at the Buffalo factory, was of riveted magnesium. The rotor blades were a composite of fir and balsa wood, with a steel reinforcement bar down the leading edge. Ship 1 was powered by a 165-hp Franklin engine mounted vertically. It drove both the 32-ft. main rotor and the anti-torque rotor at the end of the tail boom...first flight [was] made on December 29, 1942."[1]

The rest, as they say, is history.

Bell OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter
Bell UH-1 Huey Helicopter
Bell V-280 Valor
Boeing AH-64 Apache Helicopter
Boeing CH-47 Chinook Helicopter
Boeing Helicopters

Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing is the prime contractor for the International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing provides products and support services to customers in 150 countries and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.
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Hughes Helicopters

Hughes Helicopters was a major manufacturer of military and civil helicopters from the 1950s to the 1980s.
The company began in 1947, as a unit of Hughes Aircraft, then was part of the Hughes Tool Company after 1955.[1] It became the Hughes Helicopter Division, Summa Corporation in 1972, and was reformed as Hughes Helicopters, Inc. in 1981. However, throughout its history, the company was informally known as "Hughes Helicopters". It was sold to McDonnell Douglas in 1984 and made a subsidiary under the name McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems. See MD Helicopters for history of the company after this acquisition.


Hughes OH-6 Cayuse Helicopter

The history of the Hughes OH-6 Cayuse helicopter is a long and illustrious one, full of accomplishment and faithful service. Nicknamed the “Loach”, this small observation chopper saw a lot of active duty and more than achieved the original goals set when it was designed.

MD Helicopters
Robinson Helicopters

Frank Robinson was born in Carbonado, Washington in 1930. The youngest of four children, he grew up during the Depression. At the age of nine, Frank saw a picture in the Seattle Post Intelligencer of Igor Sikorsky hovering his VS300 Prototype helicopter. The idea that a machine could remain stationary in the air fascinated Frank, and set the course for his life’s work. As a young man, he worked his way through college focusing his education on helicopter design. In 1957, he earned a BSME degree from the University of Washington and later attended graduate school at the University of Wichita.
Robinson began his career in 1957 at the Cessna Aircraft Company working on the CH-1 Skyhook helicopter. After 3 1/2 years at Cessna, he spent one year at Umbaugh working on the certification of its gyroplane and then 4 1/2 years at McCulloch Motor Company doing design studies on inexpensive rotorcraft. Robinson went on to spend a year at Kaman Aircraft working on gyrodyne-type rotorcraft, followed by two years at Bell Helicopter where he earned a reputation as a tail rotor expert. In 1969, he moved to Hughes Helicopter Company to work on a variety of R&D projects, including a new tail rotor for the Hughes 500 helicopter and the quiet helicopter program.
Unable to interest any of his employers in his concept for a small, low-cost helicopter, Robinson resigned from Hughes and in June of 1973 founded Robinson Helicopter Company (RHC) in his Palos Verdes home. The first R22 prototype was built in a tin hangar at the nearby Torrance Airport, and in August of 1975, Robinson flew the R22 on its first flight. In 1979, after 3 1/2 years of testing and technical analysis, the R22 received its FAA Type Certificate. The first R22 was delivered in late 1979 and soon became the world's top selling civil helicopter. The R22 holds the most world records in its weight class including speed and altitude.
In the mid-1980s, Robinson began to develop the four-seat R44 helicopter, which took its first flight in March of 1990. FAA certification was received in late 1992, and deliveries began in 1993. As popularity of the R44 grew, Robinson expanded the R44 product line to include the Newscopter, and the specially equipped Police helicopter. In 2002, the Raven II, an R44 with a fuel-injected engine was introduced and the R44 quickly became the company's best-selling helicopter. By the end of 2010, more than 5000 R44 helicopters had been delivered worldwide.
Preliminary designs for a five-place turbine helicopter began in 2001, but it was in 2005 that engineering began in earnest after Robinson reached an agreement with Rolls Royce to develop the RR300 turbine engine. Five years later, on October 25, 2010, Robinson's R66 Turbine received FAA certification. The first R66 was delivered in November 2010 and by December 31, 2010 the company had accumulated a backlog of more than 100 orders.
Frank Robinson’s story and accomplishments have been recognized with numerous prestigious awards and honors as well as countless magazine covers. In 2013, Robinson received the prestigious Daniel Guggenheim Medal “for his conception, design, and manufacture of quiet, affordable, reliable, and versatile helicopters.” Among his many honors, Frank is also a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, a Cierva Lecturer, a full member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, and a Fellow of the American Helicopter Society.

Robinson R22 Helicopter
Robinson R44 Helicopter
Robinson R66 Turbine Helicopter
Sikorsky CH-53 Helicopter
Sikorsky H-3 Helicopter
Sikorsky H-92 Helicopter
Sikorsky Helicopters

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of military and commercial helicopters; fixed-wing aircraft; spare parts and maintenance, repair and overhaul services for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft; and civil helicopter operations.
A passion for aviation drove immigrant Igor Sikorsky to establish The Sikorsky Manufacturing Corporation in 1925 on Long Island, New York, and the company later became The Sikorsky Aviation Corporation. In 1929, Igor purchased land in Stratford, Connecticut, and the company became a subsidiary and later a division of United Aircraft Corporation, which evolved into United Technologies Corporation in 1975.
Today, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. stays true to the legacy of Igor Sikorsky with a mission statement that encompasses his passion for safety and innovation: "We pioneer flight solutions that bring people home everywhere...every timeTM." Sikorsky helicopters have saved an estimated 2 million lives since performing the world's first helicopter rescue in 1944.
Our service and support organization, Sikorsky Aerospace Services, provides full-spectrum service solutions to fixed and rotary wing, commercial and military customers worldwide. Our comprehensive support is designed to minimize operator downtime, improve ease of use, and reduce cost of ownership. From newly engineered logistics programs to industry-recognized maintenance, repair and overhaul services and parts requisition, Sikorsky Aerospace Services keeps you flying.
Sikorsky helicopters are used by all five branches of the United States armed forces, along with military services and commercial operators in 40 nations. Core U.S. military production programs are based on the Sikorsky H-60 aircraft: the BLACK HAWK helicopter for the U.S. Army and SEAHAWK® helicopter for the U.S. Navy. H-60 aircraft derivative aircraft perform multiple missions with other branches of the U.S. military. The CH-53E helicopter and MH-53E helicopter heavy-lift aircraft are flown by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to transport personnel and equipment, and in anti-mine warfare missions. Sikorsky is currently developing the next-generation CH-53K helicopter for the U.S. Marines.
Sikorsky is the prime contractor in the U.S. Army's UH-60M aircraft program, which the Pentagon authorized for full rate production on June 26, 2007. The program calls for more than 1,200 of the newest BLACK HAWK aircraft during the next 25 years. In 2002, the U.S. Navy inducted the first MH-60S aircraft, the first all-new rotary wing aircraft to enter the service in a decade. The U.S. Navy's helicopter fleet will become all-Sikorsky by 2010, with the MH-60S helicopter and the MH-60R helicopter the only air platforms used.
Sikorsky has developed four generations of maritime helicopters including the proven SEAHAWK, SUPER STALLION™ and SEA KING™ helicopters that support the maritime operations of navies across the globe. Sikorsky has designed and built nearly half of all such helicopters currently serving with armed forces throughout the world.
BLACK HAWK helicopter variants are serving with 25 governments worldwide: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, People's Republic of China, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the U.S.
On the commercial side, Sikorsky led an international team to produce the S-92® helicopter. The first dedicated search and rescue S-92 helicopter has been delivered to CHC to fulfill the U.K. Maritime Coastguard Agency mission. The company is now developing its military variant, the H-92™ helicopter.
Sikorsky's venerable S-76® helicopter can be found around the world serving executive transport, airline operations, offshore oil transport, search and rescue and EMS missions. The current production model, the S-76C++™ helicopter, features a deluxe cabin designed to transport executives in comfort and safety. The next version of the S-76 is in development with first deliveries of the S-76D™ helicopter targeted for early 2010. It will feature improved performance, safety enhancements, quieter operation and the ability to fly in forecast icing.

Sikorsky MH-60 Seahawk Helicopter
Sikorsky S-300 Helicopter
Sikorsky S-434 Helicopter
Sikorsky S-76 Helicopter