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Dubai Airshow 2011: Escape pod to feature on UAE-built helicopter

13th November 2011 - 17:27 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Dubai, UAE

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A UAE-based company has revealed plans to build a tandem rotor, twin-engined light helicopter for the commercial market.

Quest Helicopters, a subsidiary of UAE-based Quest Investments, has ploughed $50 million into the venture launched at the Dubai Airshow, which will see the development of the Quest AVQ family of helicopters. 

Designed by Ukrainian engineer Vlodomyr Udovenko, the Quest AVQ series will feature a number of unique technologies for an aircraft of its type, including a fly-by-wire system, a feature only currently found on the NH90 and the CH-148 Cyclone, and a rocket-propelled escape pod that would allow passengers and crew

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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