Electrified R44 Makes Historic Intercity Flight

Tier 1’s e-R44 has completed the first flight between two airfields by an electrified helicopter.

Credit: Tier 1 Engineering/Dan Megna
A Robinson R44 converted to electrified propulsion by Tier 1 Engineering has completed the first helicopter flight between airfields solely on electric power. The modified R44 flew from Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport near Coachella, California, to Palm Springs International Airport on Oct. 29...

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