British Startup Takes On Rotorcraft Establishment

Hill Helicopters HX/HC50 single-engine turbine light helicopter
The Hill HX/HC50 design is optimized for the use of the company’s bespoke GT50 engine.
Credit: Hill Helicopters Concept
Hill Helicopters, a British startup, is preparing to cut first metal on its prototype HX50 single-engine turbine light helicopter as the company pushes to bring the rotorcraft to market in 2023. Work will begin in the coming weeks to produce components for the first of three prototypes that will...

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