China's Advanced Helicopter Concepts
At the 2nd China Helicopter Exposition held in Tianjin from September 5 to 8, 2013, Aviation Industries of China (AVIC) revealed two advanced helicopter concepts in model form: a quad tilt rotor and high speed helicopter design. These models serve to confirm previous information released on 28 August 2013 by the China Helicopter Research and Development Institute (CHRDI), which is responsible for the design of most Chinese helicopters under the aegis of the AVIC consortium. While the unveiling of these concepts comes as some surprise for Western analysts, they are also the result of an accelerated Chinese investment in helicopter technology that aims to raise indigenous design and production capabilities to world-class levels.
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