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Sikorsky donates X2 to Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Sikorsky donates X2 to Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), announced today the donation of its ground-breaking X2 Technology™ Demonstrator to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The X2 Technology™ Demonstrator is an experimental aircraft developed by Sikorsky to prove that a helicopter can double the speed of conventional rotorcraft designs… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 01-Nov-16

Sikorsky fails to register X2 trademark with Russian patent agency

Sikorsky fails to register X2 trademark with Russian patent agency

Chamber for Patent Disputes of the Russian patent agency has confirmed the refusal of an application filed by Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., seeking to register X2 trademark.                See Full Story

Source: RAPSI, 12-Sep-14

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Why is the X3’s speed an unofficial record?

Why is the X3’s speed an unofficial record?

Here in the HeliHub.com office, we’ve been wondering how Eurocopter have decided that the X3 speed is an “unofficial speed record”. What are they measuring it against? Who have they beaten? What makes it a record? The Eurocopter X3 is a hybrid aircraft which has vertical lift and hover capability, but features two massive tractor… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jun-13

Sikorsky, Boeing Propose X2™ Technology for US Army’s JMR Future Vertical Lift Requirements

Sikorsky, Boeing Propose X2™ Technology for US Army’s JMR Future Vertical Lift Requirements

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. [NYSE: UTX], and Boeing [NYSE: BA] will submit a joint proposal to build a demonstrator aircraft based on Sikorsky’s X2™ Technology rotorcraft design for the Army’s Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator (TD) Phase 1 program. The JMR TD program supports the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 01-Mar-13

China studies “Avant-Courier” speed helicopter concept

China studies “Avant-Courier” speed helicopter concept

With Sikorsky putting lots of research money into the X2 and it’s follow-up S-97 Raider, and Eurocopter widely broadcasting its X3 concept, it was only a matter of time before China followed suit. A concept model has been shown for the first time at the Zhuhai Air Show, which opened this morning.  The fuselage of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Nov-12

X2 rotor blade technology to be recognised in Innovation Hall of Fame

X2 rotor blade technology to be recognised in Innovation Hall of Fame

The innovator behind the rotor blade technology used on the fastest helicopter produced will be inducted into the A. James Clark School of Engineering‘s Innovation Hall of Fame at the University of Maryland, College Park, on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. Ashish Bagai, a Clark School aerospace engineering alumnus, is an aerodynamicist. He was principal engineer at Sikorsky Aircraft… Read more »

Source: Clark School, 29-Oct-12

Fort Worth hosts Sikorsky X2

Fort Worth hosts Sikorsky X2

The Star-Telegram newspaper, a long-time careful follower of aviation news in Dallas and Forth Worth area, reported late late week that Sikorsky were displaying the X2 outside their office in Forth Worth.  (See full story)

Source: Star-Telegram, 21-Nov-11

X2 demo pilot named “Aviator of the Year”

X2 demo pilot named “Aviator of the Year”

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Flightglobal Magazine has named Sikorsky Aircraft’s X2 Technologyâ„¢ Demonstrator Pilot Kevin Bredenbeck its “Aviator of the Year.” Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) Bredenbeck, who also is Sikorsky’s Director of Flight Operations, accepted the award at the Flightglobal Achievement Awards VIP reception, held at the Al Badia… Read more »

13-Nov-11

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Society of Experimental Test Pilots honours Sikorsky’s Bredenbeck

Society of Experimental Test Pilots honours Sikorsky’s Bredenbeck

Kevin Bredenbeck, the pilot who flew the revolutionary X2 Technologyâ„¢ demonstrator last year to an unofficial speed record for conventional helicopters, has been recognized by the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) with the Iven C. Kincheloe Award for the year’s outstanding professional accomplishment in the conduct of flight testing, Sikorsky Aircraft announced today. Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Oct-11

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Sikorsky to take X2 and Fireflyâ„¢ demonstrators to EAA AirVenture

Sikorsky to take X2 and Fireflyâ„¢ demonstrators to EAA AirVenture

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., will display in static exhibits its popular X2 Technologyâ„¢ and Project Fireflyâ„¢ demonstrators at EAA AirVenture 2011, adding to a growing list of innovations and advancements that will be showcased throughout the week. Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 18-Jul-11

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X2 demonstrator takes final flight as Sikorsky paves way for S-97 Raiderâ„¢

X2 demonstrator takes final flight as Sikorsky paves way for S-97 Raiderâ„¢

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s X2 Technologyâ„¢ demonstrator has flown for the last time, the company announced. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). In an early morning demonstration flight conducted from the company’s new Sikorsky Innovations Center within its Development Flight Center, the X2 Technology demonstrator gave invited guests… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 18-Jul-11

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Rolls-Royce celebrates its part in Collier Trophy win

Rolls-Royce celebrates its part in Collier Trophy win

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, is proud to be a member of the team that was recently awarded the prestigious 2010 Robert J. Collier Trophy. The Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC) CTS800-powered Sikorsky X2 Technologyâ„¢ demonstrator won the award given annually to recognize the greatest achievements in aeronautics or astronautics in America. LHTEC… Read more »

Source: Rolls-Royce, 09-May-11

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Sikorsky receives Robert J. Collier Trophy for X2 Technologyâ„¢ demonstrator

Sikorsky receives Robert J. Collier Trophy for X2 Technologyâ„¢ demonstrator

(HeliHub.com previously reported the awarding of this Trophy here – this new press release merely records its handover to Sikorsky) The National Aeronautics Association (NAA) Thursday night presented the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. at a ceremony at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.  The trophy, awarded annually to recognize the greatest… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 09-May-11

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Sikorsky to display X2 at Quad-A

Sikorsky to display X2 at Quad-A

The award-winning X2 Technologyâ„¢ demonstrator will be on static display at the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Annual Professional Forum and Exposition April 18-20 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. It is the first time Sikorsky Aircraft is showing the aircraft at the military trade show. Sikorsky is a… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 15-Apr-11

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Sikorsky X2 Technologyâ„¢ demonstrator wins prestigious Robert J. Collier trophy

Sikorsky X2 Technologyâ„¢ demonstrator wins prestigious Robert J. Collier trophy

The Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. X2 Technologyâ„¢ demonstrator team has been named the winner of the 2010 Robert J. Collier Trophy, awarded annually to recognize the greatest achievements in aeronautics or astronautics in America. It is the 100th Collier Trophy to be awarded since the inception of the prize. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 16-Mar-11

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Sikorsky to build two X2 Technologyâ„¢ prototypes and LTH contender, the S-97

Sikorsky to build two X2 Technologyâ„¢ prototypes and LTH contender, the S-97

Sikorsky Aircraft will design, build and fly two prototype light tactical helicopters as the follow-on advancement to the X2 TechnologyTM demonstrator aircraft that unofficially shattered the helicopter world speed record here in September with a flight speed of 250 knots (287 mph). The decision to continue development of the next-generation rotary wing technology will enable… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Oct-10

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Sikorsky’s X2 speeds to 259mph, but is it a helicopter?

Sikorsky’s X2 speeds to 259mph, but is it a helicopter?

It’s not official, but a Sikorsky experimental aircraft is the fastest aircraft of its type in the world, achieving a top speed of 225 knots, or 259 mph.

Source: Connecticut Post, 29-Jul-10

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Sikorsky introduces X2 Technologyâ„¢ LTH Simulator

Sikorsky introduces X2 Technologyâ„¢ LTH Simulator

Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., has unveiled an X2 TechnologyTM Light Tactical Helicopter (LTH) simulator that will provide potential customers with a tangible experience of the significant benefits of X2 Technology. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). X2 Technology combines an integrated suite of technologies to advance… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 21-Jul-10

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Envelope expansion continues as Sikorsky X2 targets 250 knot cruise

Envelope expansion continues as Sikorsky X2 targets 250 knot cruise

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s X2 Technologyâ„¢ demonstrator achieved a speed of 181 knots in a test flight today at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. 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… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 25-May-10

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Sikorsky X2 reaches record 168 knots

Sikorsky X2 reaches record 168 knots

Sikorsky;’s X2 demonstrator has reached a record 168 knots.  Meantime, it’s S76 chase helicopter has had to stand down as it can only reach 155 knots and a fixed-wing Cessna Conquest called in as that has a top end of 250 knots.  Pushing the envelope!

Source: Flightglobal, 20-May-10

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Sikorsky targets Q3 for 250kt X2 flight

Sikorsky targets Q3 for 250kt X2 flight

Sikorsky is targeting the third quarter to achieve the 250kt (460km/h) goal for its X2 high-speed prototype, after several delays in the flight-test programme.

Source: FlightGlobal, 23-Apr-10

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Sikorsky Pitches Light Tactical Helicopter Concept for AAS Mission

Sikorsky Pitches Light Tactical Helicopter Concept for AAS Mission

FORT WORTH, Texas – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has offered its X2 TechnologyTM Light Tactical Helicopter concept for the U.S. Army’s Armed Aerial Scout Program, the company announced today from the AAAA Annual Convention. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Sikorsky Aircraft formally submitted its response to the Department of Defense… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 19-Apr-10

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Sikorsky X2 Aims for World Speed Record

Sikorsky X2 Aims for World Speed Record

The Sikorsky X2’s attempt to break the world speed record for rotorcraft later this year could determine the future path of helicopter development at the Connecticut-based company.

Source: Aviation Week, 25-Feb-10

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Sikorsky X2 prototype suffers gearbox snag

Sikorsky X2 prototype suffers gearbox snag

Sikorsky has suffered technical hitches in development of its X2 multicopter.

Source: The Register, 18-Feb-10

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X2 Technology(TM) Demonstrator Wins ‘Best of What’s New’ Award from Popular Science

X2 Technology(TM) Demonstrator Wins ‘Best of What’s New’ Award from Popular Science

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s X2 Technology(TM) demonstrator program has been recognized by Popular Science magazine with a 2009 “Best of What’s New Award.”

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Nov-09

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Envelope Expansion Continues as Sikorsky X2 Tops 100-Knot Speed Milestone

Envelope Expansion Continues as Sikorsky X2 Tops 100-Knot Speed Milestone

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s X2 TechnologyTM demonstrator achieved a maximum speed of 106 knots in a recent test flight at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center.

Source: Sikorsky, 19-Oct-09

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Sikorsky X2 Technology(TM) Demonstrator Wins Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics

Sikorsky X2 Technology(TM) Demonstrator Wins Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s X2 Technology(TM) demonstrator program has been recognized by Popular Mechanics magazine with a 2009 Breakthrough Innovator Award.

Source: Sikorsky, 10-Oct-09

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Sikorsky X2 Technology Program Relocates to Florida to Prepare for High-Speed Test Flights

Source: Sikorsky, 31-Jul-09

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Sikorsky Takes Baby Step Toward Record Speed

Source: Wired, 26-Jul-09

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Sikorsky X2 Propelled to Another Milestone en Route to Helicopter Speed Record

Sikorsky X2 Propelled to Another Milestone en Route to Helicopter Speed Record

The Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation X2 TECHNOLOGY(TM) demonstrator achieved another milestone with the completion of two test flights that included full engagement of the distinctive propeller for the first time. In one hour of testing conducted in two flights, the aircraft flew at speeds reaching 52 knots in one test and 42 knots with the propeller… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Jul-09

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Sikorsky Unveils X2 Technology(TM) Light Tactical Helicopter Concept

Sikorsky Unveils X2 Technology(TM) Light Tactical Helicopter Concept

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today unveiled its X2 TECHNOLOGY(TM) Light Tactical Helicopter (LTH) design at the Army Aviation Association of America annual convention. The new mockup reflects Sikorsky’s concept for potential military application of the high-speed enabling X2 TECHNOLOGY

Source: Sikorsky, 04-May-09

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Sikorsky moves X2 development aircraft to Florida in preparation for speed record attempt

Source: Palm Beach Post, 16-Apr-09

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Aero-TV: Sikorsky X2 Update — Progress On An Advanced Rotorcraft

Source: Aero-News, 20-Mar-09

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X2 to push the envelope

Source: Rotorhub, 23-Feb-09

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First Pusher Prop Ground Runs Conducted Successfully For Sikorsky’s X2 Technology Demonstrator

Source: Sikorsky, 02-Feb-09

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Sikorsky’s X2 TECHNOLOGY™ Demonstrator Achieves First Flight

Source: Sikorsky, 27-Aug-08

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