Project Zero” All-Electric Tilt Rotor Technology Demonstrator International Collaboration

Officially unveiled on March 4th, just prior to the Heli-Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, USA, the revolutionary AgustaWestland “Project Zero” all-electric tiltrotor technology demonstrator is the result of close collaborations with Finmeccanica companies – Selex ES, Ansaldo Breda, and Ansaldo Energia – and partner companies from Italy, U.K., U.S.A. and Japan. Dr. James Wang, Vice … More Project Zero” All-Electric Tilt Rotor Technology Demonstrator International Collaboration

AgustaWestland Engineers Recognized With Three Prestigious Royal Aeronautical Society Awards

The most prestigious and long-standing awards in global aerospace honouring achievement, innovation and excellence • Project Zero all-electric tiltrotor team wins another prestigious award. • Invention, design, test and certification of the Obstacle Proximity LIDAR System recognized. • Young engineer’s skills recognized. Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that its engineers exceptional work has … More AgustaWestland Engineers Recognized With Three Prestigious Royal Aeronautical Society Awards

Chinese Investment Firm Buys Enstrom

By Mark Phelps / Published: Jan 17, 2013 Related Tags: News, Enstrom RATE IT!or Enlarge Photo Menominee, Michigan-based Enstrom Helicopters is now owned by Chongqing Helicopter Investment Co. Enstrom president Jerry Mullins emphasized that the company’s U.S. presence would continue to grow, saying, “It will provide Enstrom with the needed resources to enhance marketing efforts in China … More Chinese Investment Firm Buys Enstrom

X2 TECHNOLOGY™ demonstrator

Product Innovation Historically, vertical flight has required a compromise between hover performance and forward speed. If you look at efficiency vs. speed image on the right; the desired helicopter attributes (good hover efficiency, low speed controllability, low downwash, hover endurance) fall to the left of the plot. High disk loading aircraft such as Harriers and … More X2 TECHNOLOGY™ demonstrator

Fastest Helicopter on Earth

Sikorsky aims to break the helicopter speed record By THOMAS LAWRENCE, DAVID JENNEY  /  SEPTEMBER 2010 Photo: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. Speed demon: Sikorsky’s X2 experimental helicopter is, unofficially, the fastest on Earth. To paraphrase helicopter pioneer Igor Sikorsky: If you’re in trouble, an airplane can fly over and drop flowers, but a helicopter can save your life. It can … More Fastest Helicopter on Earth