Jiangxi Changhe Aviation Industry Co., LTD and Schweizer Aircraft Corp, a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp of United States, held a signature ceremony of Collaboration Agreement For Subcontract Production Of S300C/S300CBi Helicopter in Zhuhai on October 29, 2006. AviCHANGHE'S Competitive edges in various market segments of the helicopters have been enhanced and strengthened through the international cooperation. Strengthen and enlarge the cooperation with the international famous helicopter manufacturer-Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and improve and upgrade the industrial manufacture competence during the cooperation, which lays a solid foundation for enlarging cooperation fields in the future. AviChanghe has optimized its product structure and made good preparations for the future proven civil market.
S300CBi fits the category of double-seat single-engine light helicopters specialized for flight training. It has a commodious cabin and three transparent arched windows to guarantee a wide horizon. With an adjustable range of nearly 10cm, its foot pedal allows the comfortable driving by pilots of all kinds of figures; the two control sticks (both command pilot and co-pilot) can be operated simultaneously to make it easier for trainees to command various flying skills. And its airframe adopts the triple-layer anti-crash technology to completely enhance the safety of the helicopter. The newly-reformed flying control system manages to maintain a finely stable status under all sorts of flying conditions, which transfers flight training and private flying into a real enjoyment. Its highly universal control system gifts trainees with an increased adaptability to helicopters of other models. Additionally, besides its suitability for aerial photography, inter-island flight touring, aerial patrol and so forth, it is also an exceptional private helicopter that is ideal for self-driving flight and trial flight.
The S300C is modified and derived from 269 series helicopter in the 1960s through 30 years' continuous design and manufacture by Schweizer Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation of United States. It is one of the most-widely-used piston-engine powered helicopters with the best performance nowadays in the world. It can be used for the Law Enforcement, Power-line Inspection or Traffic Patrol / Passenger Transport / Freightage Sling / Military and Civil Training / Agriculture Spray and Herding / Air Photographing and Fish Intendance/ and Competition Monitoring. The crashworthy fuselage structure and seats have the capability of energy-absorbing to assure its excellent safety record and it has become the preferred training helicopters for governmental departments of 24 countries. It is also being used by more than 135 police offices in the world. Many helicopters have the total flight hours of more than 20000 flight hours.
S300CBi is the derivative of S300C helicopter. The first flight was made in the year of 2002; it is the most-widely-used and the most reliable piston-engine powered helicopter with the best performance in the world. S300CBi is developed mainly aiming at commercial training market. It is the training helicopter at the lowest operation cost among those that has received FAA type certificate at present. The safety characteristic is further improved on the basis of S300C. The service life of all parts is 4000 flight hours or above, and all parts can be changed in the field. Its powerplant adopts the fuel injected Lycoming HI0-360-GIA engine, with the TBO of 2200 flight hours, and its continuous rating power is 180hp, which make the take-off weight of the helicopter to be dramatically improved.
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