American Sikorsky Aircraft Helicopter X2 Technology Demonstrator at Paris Air Show 2011

 

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Paris Air Show le Bourget 2011
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20 - 26 June 2011
 
X2 Helicopter Technology Demonstrator at Paris Air Show 2011
 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 10:19 PM

 
American Sikorsky Aircraft Helicopter X2 Technology Demonstrator at Paris Air Show 2011.
 
 
At Paris Air Show 2011, the American Company Sikorsky presents the X2 Technology Demonstrator. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has developed the X2 Technology™ demonstrator intended to advance the state-of-the-art of counter-rotating coaxial rotor helicopters. In its high-speed configuration, X2 Technology takes advantage of the full potential lift of a rigid coaxial rotor and fully integrated propulsion to enable a helicopter to cruise comfortably at 250 knots.
     

At Paris Air Show 2011, the American Company Sikorsky presents the X2 Technology Demonstrator. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has developed the X2 Technology™ demonstrator intended to advance the state-of-the-art of counter-rotating coaxial rotor helicopters. In its high-speed configuration, X2 Technology takes advantage of the full potential lift of a rigid coaxial rotor and fully integrated propulsion to enable a helicopter to cruise comfortably at 250 knots.
Sikorsky X2 Technology Demonstrator at Paris Air Show 2011

     

The X2 Technology demonstrator combines an integrated suite of technologies intended to advance the state-of-the-art, counter-rotating coaxial rotor helicopter. It is designed to demonstrate a helicopter can cruise comfortably at 250 knots, while retaining desirable helicopter attributes including excellent low speed handling, efficient hovering and autorotation safety, and a seamless and simple transition to high speed.

     
At Paris Air Show 2011, the American Company Sikorsky presents the X2 Technology Demonstrator. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has developed the X2 Technology™ demonstrator intended to advance the state-of-the-art of counter-rotating coaxial rotor helicopters. In its high-speed configuration, X2 Technology takes advantage of the full potential lift of a rigid coaxial rotor and fully integrated propulsion to enable a helicopter to cruise comfortably at 250 knots.
     
Among the innovative technologies the X2 Technology demonstrator employs are:
- Fly-by-wire flight controls
- Counter-rotating rigid rotor blades
- Hub drag reduction
- Active vibration control Integrated auxiliary propulsion system

At traditional helicopter speeds, X2 Technology features will provide improved lift through the efficiency of its coaxial rotor, eliminating the need for a tail rotor.

To demonstrate the viability of X2 Technology features, Sikorsky built an X2 Technology demonstrator with its *Light Helicopter Division of Sikorsky Global Helicopters in Horseheads, N.Y.

X2 Technology aircraft will hover, land vertically, maneuver at low speeds, and transition seamlessly from hover to forward flight like a helicopter. An integrated “pusher prop” auxiliary propulsion system enables high speeds with no need to physically reconfigure the aircraft in flight.

On Aug. 27, 2008, the program achieved first flight.
 

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