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  • Sikorsky twirls X2 pusher prop


    Sikorsky has successfully ground tested the six-bladed pusher propeller behind its high-speed X2 advancing blade concept (ABC) technology demonstrator.


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  • Sikorsky twirls X2 pusher prop


    Sikorsky has successfully ground tested the six-bladed pusher propeller behind its high-speed X2 advancing blade...


  • Sikorsky high-speed X2 prototype starts flight-test phase


    Sikorsky's ambitious X2 prototype, designed to conquer the 170kt (315km/h) speed barrier for conventional helicopters,...


  • Heli-Expo 2008: Sikorsky launches Schweizer 434


    <P><A href="http://www.sikorsky.com/sik/index.asp" target=_blank>Sikorsky</A> and its subsidiary Schweizer Aircraft...


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  • Sikorsky twirls X2 pusher prop

    News | 02 Feb 2009 22:20 | John Croft

    Sikorsky has successfully ground tested the six-bladed pusher propeller behind its high-speed X2 advancing blade concept (ABC) technology demonstrator.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sikorsky-twirls-X2-pusher-prop-321967/
  • Sikorsky high-speed X2 prototype starts flight-test phase

    News | 02 Sep 2008 13:00 | Stephen Trimble

    Sikorsky's ambitious X2 prototype, designed to conquer the 170kt (315km/h) speed barrier for conventional helicopters, passed its first test by getting airborne...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sikorsky-high-speed-X2-prototype-starts-flight-test-phase-315359/
  • Heli-Expo 2008: Sikorsky launches Schweizer 434

    News | 25 Feb 2008 15:50 | Graham Warwick

    <P><A href="http://www.sikorsky.com/sik/index.asp" target=_blank>Sikorsky</A> and its subsidiary Schweizer Aircraft have launched the <A href="http://www.sikorsky.com/sik/products/commercial/schweizer_turbine_helicopters/434.asp" target=_blank>S-434&nbsp;light single-turbine helicopter</A>, a development of the <A href="http://www.sikorsky.com/sik/products/commercial/schweizer_turbine_helicopters/333.asp" target=_blank>Schweizer&nbsp;333</A> incorporating technology developed for the Fire Scout unmanned air vehicle.</P> <P>The S-434 introduces a four-blade rotor, increased power and larger fuel tank, allowing the three/four-seat light helicopter to fly farther and faster than the 333, with a larger useful load, says Schweizer.</P> <P>Sikrosky says the S-434 will fly shortly, and the company has begun offering delivery position agreements for the new helicopter.</P> <P><IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHT: 158px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=21634" border=0><BR><STRONG><FOhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Heli-Expo-2008-Sikorsky-launches-Schweizer-434-221833/
  • Farnborough: X2 demonstrator comes together for December flight

    News | 25 Jul 2006 00:00

    <P>Sikorsky's X2 high-speed helicopter technology demonstrator is on track to achieve its targeted milestone of first flight by early December. </P> <P>Sikorsky president Jeff Pino says the X2 demonstrator's forward fuselage, centre fuselage and tailcone have come together and that major system detail design has been completed. </P> <P>Sikorsky is building the coaxial-rotor high-speed helicopter to cruise at 250kt (460km/h), compared with 150-170kt for conventional helicopters. The tandem-seat, single-engine demonstrator is being built by an offshoot of the company's Elmira, New York-based Schweizer Aircraft subsidiary - the Sikorsky Hawk Works.</P> <P> </P> <P>"The first round of rotor testing is complete, the main shafts and transmissions are in fabrication and ground testing will begin later this summer. This completely new fly-by-wire control [when tested in a Model 333] performed flawlessly, displaying better than expected stability. The data gathered from this risk-reduction flighttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Farnborough-X2-demonstrator-comes-together-for-December-flight-208015/
  • Sikorsky to build new completion centre

    News | 13 Jun 2006 00:00

    <P><STRONG><FONT size=1>By Graham Warwick in Washington DC</FONT></STRONG></P> <P>Sikorsky is to complete derivatives of its S-70/H-60 Hawk-series military helicopters at its Schweizer Aircraft subsidiary in Elmira, New York. Setting up the Hawk Works @ Schweizer Aircraft for rapid prototyping and derivatives completion is part of moves by the company to offload work from its main Stratford, Connecticut plant, where production of helicopters for the US military is ramping up.</P> <P align=center> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 50%" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TH> <P align=right><SUP><IMG id=D#http://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=13109 style="BORDER-RIGHT: 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: 1px solid; WIDTH: 445px; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px solid; HEIGHT: 320px" alt="Sikorsky S-70H-60" src="http://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=13109"><BR>© Sikorsky </SUP></P></TH></TR> <TR> <TD><STRONG><SUP>The new plant will complete S-70/H-60s fhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sikorsky-to-build-new-completion-centre-207213/
  • China could build S-76 airframes

    News | 06 Jun 2006 00:00

    <P>Changhe Aviation Industry could be established as a second source of S-76 airframes under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by Sikorsky and China Aviation Industry (AVIC) II and covering collaboration on development and manufacture of civil helicopters. Changhe already produces tail pylons for Sikorsky’s S-92A.</P> <P>Under the MoU, the companies will “explore establishing” Changhe as a second source of airframes for the S-76 intermediate twin-turbine helicopter, which are built by Aero Vodochody in the Czech Republic.</P> <P>Sales of the civil S-76 have soared, particularly to the offshore energy sector, and Sikorsky is establishing its US subsidiary Keystone Helicopter as a potential second assembly site for the helicopter.</P> <P>Schweizer Aircraft, now a Sikorsky subsidiary, has already established Shangai Sikorsky Aircraft to assemble its Model 300 and 330 light helicopters in China.</P>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/China-could-build-S-76-airframes-207097/