The British aviation company Hill Helicopters has recently unveiled the world’s first fully private helicopter, the HX50. According to the company’s CEO, Jason Hill, the new rotorcraft combines exceptional performance with safety and ease of flying for the private owner.
Yes, you read that right – the new Hill HX50 is built specifically with private owners in mind. Each (rich) owner is given a unique build-it-yourself experience: if you decide to order one, you get to visit Hill’s factory in the UK and participate in the creation of your craft. Alongside engineers and technicians, of course, making sure all the regulations are followed.
Hill HX50 Features:
- GT50 turboshaft engine
- Power: up to 500 hp
- Speed: up to 161 mph
- Optimal fuel consumption
- In compliance with EASA and FAA certified standards
Luxurious Private Chopper
The aircraft comes with an eye-catching design, the latest technology, and advanced safety features to make the flying experience both safe and exciting.
The HX50 looks elegant and futuristic and comes in a variety of attractive colorways: green, red, orange, white, and black. The interior is no less impressive. There is a cabin that can accommodate up to five people, with plush leather seating and panoramic windows so that the passengers can enjoy the view. The cockpit has two glass dashboards and an iPad as the controls are simplified to suit recreational pilots.
The HX50 features a three-blade rotor system and a GT50 turboshaft engine made exclusively for this chopper. It has a cruise speed of 161 mph and a range of up to 806 miles. The engine delivers up to 400 HP and is built to optimize fuel consumption.
With the engine fully electronically controlled, the startup and shutdown procedures are automated, meaning operating the aircraft is a breeze. Perfect for a private helicopter.
The Hill HX50 Helicopter should hit the skies next year but is available to preorder starting at around $665,000.
Learn more at Hillhelicopters.com.