International CEO Grant Norwitz introduces the new Eagle 300T
helicopter as Ken Roberts, Rolls-Royce helicopter division
president, listens. The Eagle 300T will be powered by a
Rolls-Royce RR300-B1 turbine engine. RotorWay International plans
to certify the helicopter, which is being positioned as a trainer
for ab initio training in the turbine helicopter market.
July 31, 2009 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin
- RotorWay International CEO Grant Norwitz made one of the biggest announcements of the week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009 when he introduced the company’s newest helicopter, the Eagle 300T. Powered by a Rolls-Royce RR300-B1 engine, RotorWay is positioning this airframe/engine combination as the most cost-effective turbine trainer in the world and plans to certify it for that market. First flights are expected to be made in early 2010.
Eagle 300T builds on Rotorway’s more than 40 years of experience in producing helicopters kits, with more than 2,400 helicopters operating in 52 countries throughout the world.
Like the RotorWay Talon helicopter, the Eagle 300T will seat two. Its useful load is 1,100 pounds, and with a capacity to haul 80 gallons of fuel, the Eagle will have a two-hour duration and a cruise of 110 knots.
In addition to filling a niche in the initial turbine training market, the Eagle 300T can be a cost-effective way for a professional pilot to build turbine hours. Reservations for the 300T are being accepted for $5,000. For more information visit www.RotorWay.com.