The U.S. Army’s Cross-Functional Team on Future Vertical Lift is examining an acceleration of the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program, as the service on April 23 awarded five industry contracts for the development of the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft. The Army awarded five Other ...

While industry observers had speculated that Bell [TXT] would offer a tiltrotor for the U.S. Army Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) competition, it has instead offered a conventional rotorcraft based on the company’s new 525 helicopter. “I think we have a very competitive ...

NASHVILLE — The attraction of commercial airline pay has lured helicopter pilots away from the U.S. Army, but career incentive pay may help keep them, Maj. Gen. William Gayler, the commander of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence in Fort Rucker, Alabama, told the Army Aviation Association ...