Benefiting from the XH-59 (Advancing Blade Concept) and X-49A experiences, the high-speed helicopter technology demonstrator made its first flight at the Schweizer Aircraft facility on August 27, 2008. It is a single-engined fly-by-wire aircraft that features coaxial rotors and a pusher propeller. Was retired on July 2011 after accumulating 22 hours over 23 test flights. Development continued with the S-97 Raider a high-speed scout and attack helicopter proposal for the US Army
X2 tech proposed for US Army JMR requirement, 28-Feb-13 : WASHINGTON, Maryland - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., and Boeing will submit a joint proposal to build a demonstrator aircraft based on Sikorsky X2 Technology rotorcraft design for the Army’s Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator (TD) Phase 1 program.
|X2 Technology Demonstrator Pilot Named Flightglobal “Aviator of the Year”, 12-Nov-11 : DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Flightglobal Magazine has named Sikorsky Aircraft’s X2 Technology™ Demonstrator Pilot Kevin Bredenbeck its “Aviator of the Year.” Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.|
|Sikorsky Chief Test Pilot Awarded SETP Honor for Achievement with X2, 03-Oct-11 : STRATFORD, Connecticut - Kevin Bredenbeck, the pilot who flew the revolutionary X2 Technology™ demonstrator last year to an unofficial speed record for conventional helicopters, has been recognized by the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) with the Iven C. Kincheloe Award for the year’s outstanding professional accomplishment in the conduct of flight testing, Sikorsky Aircraft announced today. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.|
|X2 Takes its Final Flight - Program paved the way for upcoming S-97 Raider, 14-Jul-11 : WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s X2 Technology™ demonstrator has flown for the last time, the company announced today. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.|
X2 Wins Robert J. Collier Trophy, 15-Mar-11 : STRATFORD, Connecticut - The Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. X2 Technology™ demonstrator team has been named the winner of the 2010 Robert J. Collier Trophy, awarded annually to recognize the greatest achievements in aeronautics or astronautics in America. It is the 100th Collier Trophy to be awarded since the inception of the prize. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.
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| 15-Sep-10 - Sikorsky X2 Technology Demonstrator Achieves 250-Knot Speed Milestone |
04-May-09 - Sikorsky Unveils X2 Technology Light Tactical Helicopter (LTH) Concept
27-Aug-08 - Sikorsky X2 Technology Demonstrator Achieves First Flight
24-Feb-08 - Sikorsky Aircraft X2 Technology Demonstrator
21-Sep-05 - Sikorsky Awarded Design Analysis Contracts for X2 Technology
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|S-97 Raider||2015|| Two rigid coaxial rotor prototypes designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance ... |
On August 2, 2017 one of the aircraft suffered a hard landing during a hovering test flight at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center at Palm B ...
List of Operators of Sikorsky X2
|From||Organisation with model X2|
|Construction Numbers on database of X2 or its versions|
|0001||2008|| N41AX : Schweizer SHM-41A / X-2 prototype f/f 27aug08; to N525S+ |
N525SA : Schweizer SHM-41A / X-2; ex N41AX
N525SA : on permanent display in the Udvar Hazy Center, part of +