|U.S. Air Force awards $37 million to Piasecki Aircraft Corporation to develop next-generation VTOLs and hydrogen propulsion technologies
Boeing, Piasecki Aircraft Corporation and Innovate UK have entrusted projects in environmental cooling systems, helicopter transmission and electro-mechanical landing gear actuation respectively.
The company will transform the 219,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility into an advanced R&D centre for next-generation VTOL aircraft, Unmanned Aerial Systems and related enabling technologies.
HyPoint and Piasecki are working together to develop the world's first manned hydrogen-powered helicopter. Testing shows that HyPoint's fuel system can achieve up to 2,000 watts per kg of specific power.