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S-97's speed remains in testing

26th June 2019 - 13:03 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The co-axial S-97 Raider programme has managed to successfully overcome software-based problems that caused a past hard landing incident.

A new process of qualification has now been established to correct flight control software issues and will be ‘validated as we move forward’, according to Bill Fell, S-97 flight test pilot at Sikorsky.

However, he admitted that the increased speed target, previously spoken of by the company in October 2018, had not yet been achieved. The emphasis at the time was on efforts to reach speeds of 220kt but this has not gone according to plan.

‘We have a number of tools

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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