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Composite Helicopters Awarded Patent for Monocoque Helicopter Fuselage With Integral Tail Boom

Composite Helicopters Awarded Patent for Monocoque Helicopter Fuselage With Integral Tail Boom

Composite Helicopters International Holdings Awarded Patent for Monocoque Helicopter Fuselage With Integral Tail Boom  A composite structure forming a load bearing composite shell for a helicopter, with a shell which defines the exterior of a fuselage and includes a central fuselage section and tail boom, a fuselage which is adapted house an engine or drive train, a… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 25-Apr-18

Rolls-Royce, Composite helicopters sign RR300 MOU

Rolls-Royce, Composite helicopters sign RR300 MOU

Rolls-Royce and Composite Helicopters International Ltd., an emerging New Zealand helicopter manufacturer, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to place the RR300 engine into Composite Helicopter’s new KC630 composite helicopter manufactured using their patented EvoStrength™ technology. Rolls-Royce and Composite Helicopters will also work toward placing Rolls-Royce M250 engine variants into future Composite Helicopter platforms. The RR300… Read more »

Source: Rolls-Royce, 04-Mar-15

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Composite Helicopters plans three models, and will take two to Heli-Expo

Composite Helicopters plans three models, and will take two to Heli-Expo

Composite Helicopters International has announced its intention to certify its composite helicopters by filing a Type Certification application with the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority.  This marks the end of the first phase of their development program, and opens an opportunity for further expansion of the NZCAA/FAA Bi-lateral Airworthiness Agreement which will allow for follow-on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Feb-15

Composite Helicopters have accident with second KC 518 Adventourer prototype

Composite Helicopters have accident with second KC 518 Adventourer prototype

New Zealand based Composite Helicopters have unfortunately had an accident with their second flying prototype of their five-seat KC518 Aventourer helicopter.  NZ Herald reports that co-founder Peter Maloney remained on site to see the helicopter put onto a trailer for the short journey back to their base at North Shore airfield, while co-pilot Norbert Idelon… Read more »

10-Nov-14

08-Nov-14 ZK-HOL Composite Helicopters KC518 Silverdale, New Zealand

Emergency field landing on a test flight, ending up with helicopter lying on its side.  Pilot Peter Maloney was attended to on site, while co-pilot Herbert Idelon was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.  Location was two miles north-east of their intended destination – their home base North Shore Airfield.  See also interview… Read more »

08-Nov-14

07-May-13 ZK-ICM Composite Helicopters KC518 Auckland, New Zealand

Technical issue forced pilot to ditch prototype 5-place turbine helicopter on a test flight into Auckland Harbour.  Pilot named as company owner Peter Maloney, while the female passenger has not been named

07-May-13