Sikorsky President Jeffrey Pino (left) shakes hands with Chief Pilot Kevin Bredenbeck after the flight
The X2 on its 250-knot milestone flight on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010
Sikorsky Aircraft’s coaxial X2 Technology demonstrator has achieved the 250-knot (287.69 mph) milestone that was established as the goal of the craft from its inception. The speed, which was achieved in level flight during a 1.1-hour flight on Wednesday, September 15, is an unofficial speed record for a helicopter, easily beating the current official world record that stands at 216.46 knots (249.1 mph) set by the British built Westland Lynx ZB-500 in 1986.
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