Swiss helicopter company Marenco Swisshelicopter (MSH) will present the second prototype (P2) of its SH09 single-turbine helicopter at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, to be held from 27 February to 1 March.
MSH says that P2 has demonstrated excellent flying characteristics and performance that underpin the SH09 multi-role capability.
P2’s successor aircraft, Prototype 3 (P3), is currently undergoing preparations before continuation of the flight test programme. This helicopter and pre-series aircraft PS04 will jointly serve to obtain European (EASA) certification and soon after US (FAA) validation, allowing first deliveries in 2019.
In addition to the P2, MSH will display a full-scale mock-up of the SH09 equipped with a state-of-the-art air medical interior developed in cooperation with Metro Aviation based in Shreveport, Louisiana. This medical interior will highlight the flexibility, space and capacity of the SH09 which are typically seen on light twin-engine helicopters, thus providing a very cost effective solution.