Marenco SwissHelicopter, September 06, 2013 - Marenco Swisshelicopter Ltd. is proud to announce a second participation at the Tianjin-based China Helicopter Exposition, held from Sept. 5-8, 2013.
Mathias Senes, Commercial Director informs that since the first sales inked by Chinese clients in 2012, Marenco Swisshelicopter has made great progress towards entering China and is currently progressing in its strategy to setup an infrastructure to serve the Chinese markets.
With a staff count that has now reached over 75, the Marenco Swisshelicopter team is currently working intensively on the assembly of the first prototype integration.
The company is very proud of the current technical achievements, which include the successful testing of rotor systems, straps, blades and gearboxes; the intense exchanges and positive developments with the company’s engine manufacturer; and the level of quality of parts now in the company’s hands.
As Martin Stucki, CEO reports: “The data from testing is in-line with our preliminary performance simulations; this will support us in maintaining our goal of having the prototype
assembled over the next weeks.”
About the SKYe SH09 helicopter: With a Maximum Take-Off Weight of 2,650 kg (5,842 lbs) the SKYe SH09 helicopter offers exceptional hot and high performance, a flexible engine concept and a low noise signature thanks to the newly developed dynamic assemblies and shrouded tail-rotor.
The modularity of the cabin makes the most of the flat floor and the unique high ceiling concept, offering multiple seating arrangements of 1 Pilot + up to 7 passengers, all with individual crashworthy seats. The rear access to the cabin is facilitated by the large clamshell doors; addressing the passenger transport and emergency evacuation roles of the helicopter.
With a fast cruise speed of 260 km/h (140 knots) it will also offer very long range - in excess of 800km (430 nautical miles) with standard fuel tanks. SKYe SH09 is of particular interest to operators who wish to avail of a remarkably versatile machine with additional power, greater payload capacity, and an augmented sling load capability of 1,500 kg (3,300 lbs).