The Model 222 was designed to meet the needs of the worldwide commercial market. Primary design objectives were safety, efficiency, reduced cost of ownership, and superior handling qualities. From the test results the Model 222 is a fuel conservative, productive aircraft with excellent flying qualities. The 222 far exceeds the FAA requirements for fail-safe design and crashworthiness. Redundancy, 8g seats, crash resistant fuel tanks, and real twin-engine safety are examples. The latter refers to the fact that for any altitude at which the helicopter can hover OGE, it can continue to cruise if one engine fails. The aircraft will be delivered in early 1979 after the most comprehensive test program ever conducted on a commercial helicopter.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for SAE Meeting, November 14-17, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Garrison, J R
    • Waldrup, H H
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770951 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM