Regardless of the year or manufacturer, Heli-Expo booths that really seem to turn heads typically involve the unveiling of new helicopter designs or variants. This year, the new kid on the block was the SKYe SH09 single-engine turbine from Marenco Swisshelicopter. The SH09 will feature a carbon fiber airframe from Switzerland’s OCP, avionics from Sagem and Honeywell’s HTS900 engine. According to Commercial Director Mathias Senes, the company launched development of the helicopter in 2009. “We’re targeting that the aircraft will be ready within five years, so we’re looking at 2015, 2016. That will integrate the certification,” he says, adding that Swiss aviation authorities, EASA and FAA will be involved in the approvals process.