News and issues regarding all manner of civil and military rotorcraft and their powerplants, including helicopters, tilt rotors and unmanned air vehicles.
To change the concept of helicopter designs can only start with an evolution helicopter propulsion and power systems.
HAI chief is nervous that localities imposing UAV restrictions will see a regulatory parallel between UAVs and helicopters.
The pilot's control inputs exacerbated extreme aerodynamic forces.
The company anticipates type certification next year.
Continued losses prompt restructuring.
The first aircraft is scheduled to be handed over in July.
He began his career with Bell in 1950.
The helicopter now holds approvals from three agencies and expects a fourth shortly.
One helicopter is in flight test while the other is currently engaged in a 100-hour ground-test run of the drive system and controls.
The Ka-62 is expected to cost in the $10 million range, seat 12 to 15 and be aimed primarily at the offshore energy and search and rescue markets.