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Prototype is representative of a multimission, high-speed helicopter for the U.S. Army, manufacturer says.
Production deliveries scheduled to begin by the end of this month.
Entry into service was once pegged for mid-2017, but engine snag could cause delay of up to eight months.
Spun off from ITT Corp. as an independent company in 2011, Exelis is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Corp.
Wings, tail, cockpit among components bound for Mobile, Alabama
Pratt & Whitney-powered test aircraft awaits resolution of technical glitch
Eleven airlines have ordered the higher-takeoff-weight variant
Former Pratt & Whitney executive Jim Vounassis will be tasked with studying operations and implementing a strategy to improve performance.
Plans also call for development of larger variants
Aviation veteran Earl Robinson is leading development of StarLiner, which will first reach market as regional airliner and then as corporate jet.