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Piasecki PA-890

21/11/2023Press Release:
Piasecki Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES) tilt-duct vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial system (UAS).
U.S. Air Force awards $37 million to Piasecki Aircraft Corporation to develop next-generation VTOLs and hydrogen propulsion technologies

Triumph units gain diverse manufacturing contracts

Boeing, Piasecki Aircraft Corporation and Innovate UK have entrusted projects in environmental cooling systems, helicopter transmission and electro-mechanical landing gear actuation respectively.

In the centre holding scissors: U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan, with Frederick Weyerhaeuser Piaseck (Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer at PiAC) to the left and John Weyerhaeuser Piasecki (President and Chief Executive Officer at PiAC) to the right, also holding scissors.

Piasecki sets up shop in former Sikorsky factory

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.

The PA-890 eVTOL, powered by the HyPoint air-cooled hydrogen fuel system.

HyPoint develops next generation hydrogen fuel cells

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.