Vertical Aviation Technologies has recently purchased the Type Certificate 1H2 from Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. Type Certificate 1H2 is the FAA design approval for the S-52 series helicopters originally developed and certified by Sikorsky and will be used to reenter the commercial market. For 33 years we’ve been selling the S-52 Hummingbird helicopter as an experimental kit. The program has been highly successful however the light helicopter commercial market needs more competition and we believe we can be a market leader. We have a proven product with no development risks and will continue selling kits along with commercial S-52’s.
Meanwhile we are still pursuing the Primary Category certification. We are well along with flight tests. If the flight tests go as expected, we could earn certification this year with no more setbacks like COVID 19.