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Just a few steps were sufficient to take him to the arc of the propeller and immediately the back of his high-visibility jacket was caught by an advancing blade.
Sikorsky reports that its X2 advancing blade concept technology demonstrator has achieved 168kt (311km/h) forward speed, putting the dual counter-rotating pusher-prop compound beyond the typical maximum speed for traditional helicopters and outside the reach of the company's S-76 chase vehicle's 155kt capability.
The XH-59A Advancing Blade Concept Demonstrator showed high speed was possible with a coaxial helicopter and auxiliary propulsion * The Cypher UAV expanded company knowledge of the unique aspects of flight control laws in a fly by wire aircraft that employed coaxial rotors * The RAH-66 COMANCHE developed expertise in composite rotors and advanced transmission design
This is another proof point of the success of the 'Blade Alliance Partnership' which was established to increase customer benefits while advancing blade technology.
Sikorsky Aircraft Sikorsky reports that its X2 advancing blade concept technology demonstrator has achieved 168kt (311km/h) forward speed, putting the dual counter-rotating pusher-prop compound beyond the typical maximum speed for traditional helicopters and outside the reach of the company's S-76 chase vehicle's 155kt capability.
CIRPACK's selection of BladeCenter is another proof point of the success of the Blade Alliance which was established to increase customer benefits while advancing blade technology.
Eurocopter One year ago, Sikorsky dominated the Heli Expo buzz with a very public unveiling of its X2 advancing blade concept demonstrator, an aircraft that to date has reached 106kt (195km/h) and is expected to gradually ramp up to 250kt by year's end.

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