Established by Jason and Sabrina Hill in July of this year, Hill Helicopters have wasted no time in signing off on the most ambitious builds. Revealing the preliminary images of a clean-sheet rotorcraft, the company has done everything but shy away from setting our expectations, sky-high.
Said to revolutionize the aerospace industry, whilst forging new benchmarks in safety, performance, comfort, and elegance – the Hill Helicopters HX50 is a five-seat, turbine-powered, 500-horsepower rotorcraft, designed from the ground up by a team of highly-skilled engineers, which include the likes of esteemed aeronautics expert Dr. Jason Hill.
Eager to bring his dreams of absolute state-of-the-art performance and ultra-modern design into fruition, this disruptive, ground-up helicopter is expected to amass the maximum take-off weight of 1,650kg, accommodating up to four passengers and one pilot, thanks to its predetermined 800kg of useful load capacity.
With the elimination of electrical hybrid power sources, the HX50 is expected to run on a variety of fuel types, including biofuels – representing a new generation of private helicopters, capable of delivering reduced environmental impact, lower noise levels and unprecedented levels of safety, comfort and performance at a game-changing price point.
Reportedly in the advanced design phase, with three prototypes scheduled to begin flight testing in 2022. Entirely self-funded according to the company’s sales and marketing representative Mischa Gelb, Hill Helicopters was founded with the sole aim of designing an aircraft that blends the latest safety and efficient performance technology with a luxurious and high-tech experience.