Sikorsky is hopeful that additional tasks accomplished while the aircraft was kept on the ground due to gearbox issues will mean smooth sailing for development testing of the U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K King Stallion now that the all-new heavy-lift helicopter has taken to the air. The first engineering development model (EDM-1) made its 30-min. first flight from Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach, Florida, development center on Oct. 27, beginning a three-year, 2,000-hr. flight-test ...

SUBSCRIBE TO ACCESS THIS ARTICLE

"Sikorsky Aims For Efficient Flight Tests Of Delayed CH-53K" is part of Aviation Week & Space Technology’s subscription package. 

Subscribe now to read this full article. And by subscribing, you'll also receive full coverage of what's next in technology from the experts trusted by the global aerospace & defense community. 

 

Already registered? here.