RotorWay International Helicopter Manufacturing, a top producer of experimental helicopters, was recently sold to Rotor X Aircraft Manufacturing Co. According to a press release, the new company hired many of RotorWay’s former employees, and will continue to produce new kits and offer parts for existing models.
The AX600 Turbo is a 168-horsepower, two-seat ship with dual electronic ignition, a leather interior, and a 545-pound useful load. Kits come with a pre-assembled airframe, tail boom, and engine and rotor system. The engine is water-cooled and a proprietary design.
The company said it plans to offer factory flight training later this year.