VVIP version for the U.S. Presidential helcopter fleet


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Primary manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Parent type: Sikorsky S-70/H-60

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

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Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 9,979 kg 22,000 lb
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Max Take-off Weight: 9,979 kg 22,000 lb
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Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Number of engines: 2
Designation: GE T700-401 turbine
Manufacturer: GE Aviation
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Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Airfoil sections: SC1095 SC1094R8

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 16.36 m 53.67 ft
RPM: 258.0 rpm 258.0 rpm
Direction of Rotation: Counterclockwise
Hub Type: Fully articulated, with elastomeric bearings
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction: Titanium spar blade with 2 cambered airfoil sections in 3 sections
Blade Chord: 0.527 m 1.73 ft
Blade Tip Geometry: 20 deg aft swept
Blade Twist: -0.314 rad -18.000 deg
Number of Blades: 4
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 210.15 m² 2262.1 ft²
Disc Loading: 47.49 kg/m² 9.726 lb/ft²
Solidity: 0.0821
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade: 4.31 m² 46.4 ft²
Tip Speed: 220.97 m/s 725.0 fps

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail rotor is canted, enabling tail rotor thrust to provide a vertical thrust component

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 3.35 m 11.00 ft
Configuration: Tractor
Direction of Rotation: Top blade aft
RPM: 1214 rpm 1214 rpm
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 4
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord: 0.247 m 0.81 ft
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Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 8.83 m² 95.0 ft²
Solidity: 0.1875
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed: 213.05 m/s 699.0 fps
Blade Area (per blade): 0.414 m² 4.46 ft²

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