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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Rotorcraft Report: X2 Prototype Tops 100-Knot Barrier

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Sikorsky’s X2 Technology demonstrator broke the 100-knot threshold in a recent flight test. During the trial, conducted at the manufacturer’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., the prototype helicopter flew at a maximum speed of 106 knots. Sikorsky is in the midst of testing the X2, which is designed to reach a max cruise speed of 250 knots.

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