Anaheim, USA, January 28, 2020 - Kopter presented the final design features of its next generation single engine helicopter at a press briefing held on the eve of Heli-Expo 2020.
The SH09 design now embeds all enhancements identified during the intensive flight test campaign undergone by the third prototype (P3) first in Mollis, Switzerland and then in Pozzallo, Italy.
These optimizations include a new main rotor configuration and redesigned tail rotor, an enhanced design for the gear box, a new shape for the upper cowlings, modified landing skids, an optimized fuel system allowing to have a larger cabin and an additional seat, as well as a new aerodynamic package to enhance the riding quality and stability of the SH09.
Discover how the SH09 will look like in this 3D animation and find out more about all these enhancements in our SH09 leaflet.
About Kopter Group AG
We develop, produce and support a new generation of helicopters. Our first – the single-engine, turbine-powered SH09 – outperforms its peers with increased modularity, modern electronic systems, and a larger cabin and cargo hold. The SH09 delivers safety, more performance and comfort at low operating costs. Outstanding characteristics – including fast cruise speeds and excellent hot-and-high capabilities – is combined with a low noise signature resulting from the newly developed dynamic assembly and shrouded tail-rotor.
Kopter Group’s 320 talented team members are based near Zürich, Switzerland – with corporate/engineering offices at Wetzikon, and the production and assembly facilities in the cities of Mollis and Näfels. Kopter holds further facilities in USA in Lafayette, LA, which will become its US production and services center and close to Munich, Germany where the company is focusing on engineering and Research & Technology activities.