MD Helicopters has unveiled its MD 6XX concept helicopter, previously announced at Heli-Expo in 2016. The aircraft is currently on display at the manufacturer's booth (9349).
With an emphasis on the company having moved production in-house to reduce costs and streamline its processes, CEO Lynn Tilton also explained the aircraft's features in a press conference Tuesday.
- Genesys Aerosystems IDU-680 all-glass cockpit
- Helicopter Technology Co. S411 main rotor blades, which are bonded three-section airfoil designs
- Four-bladed tail rotor
- Extended composite boom
- IFR capability
"The MD 6XX is on track to become not only the fastest, highest gross-weight, quietest MD-brand helicopter ever; but the absolute best in its class," said Tilton.
The aircraft is expected to be delivered by 2018.
Photo by Ed Garza