Scalable X2 Technology


Full spectrum helicopter performance is closer to flight
Light Military

Light  Commerical

X2 Technology Demonstrator


Currently in ground test, the Demonstrator is designed to mature critical technologies that will enable the next generation of vertical flight.


Intermediate Commercial

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Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s X2 Technology Demonstrator will achieve cruise speeds of 250 knots while retaining favorable helicopter attributes.

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What is X2 Technology ?

How does it work?

Why is it possible now?

X2 Technology – 2 rotors. 2x the speed.

X2 Technology is an integrated suite of technologies, improving on the capabilities of helicopters. It provides all the desirable low-speed handling characteristics of a helicopter combined with increased performance, including higher speeds.

Sikorsky’s XH-59A Advancing Blade Concept (ABC) helicopter flew 240 knots level flight in the 1980s.

All Composite Airframe Program (ACAP)

Cypher coaxial rotor UAS SHADOW S-76 fly-by-wire

Vertical lift is a compromise. X2 Technology delivers more by breaking the paradigm of hover efficiency vs. speed. A new, full spectrum of performance for helicopters, from hover to high speed, is now in test.

Proprietary hub fairings will reduce X2 Technology helicopter hub drag

Helicopter Attributes
Precise hover control Low downwash velocity Low hover power Long hover endurance Autorotation

Increased Performance
Speed (250 knots cruise) No in-flight transformation Level body accel/decel Excellent OEI performance Excellent maneuverability Improved range Increased payload Competitive cost

Critical aerospace technologies have advanced to enable X2 Technology. The Demonstrator builds on this foundation to enable the next generation of vertical flight.

The unique advanced composite rigid rotors are designed for hover and autorotation performance with a large increase in lift-to-drag.

Slowing the rotor keeps the rotor blades subsonic at high speeds.

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