British Rotorcraft Start-Up Will Develop Own Engine

Artists impression of the HX50 concept.
Credit: Hill Helicopters
LONDON—British rotorcraft start-up Hill Helicopters has confirmed it will develop a turbine engine in-house for its five-seat, 1.65-metric ton light helicopter. In online videos discussing the development of the HX50 helicopter, Hill chairman and engineer Jason Hill said the GT50 engine would be...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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