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The helicopter is able to do what traditional airplanes cannot: takeoff and land vertically. It was the turbine engine that truly enabled the unique and valued performance of the helicopter. But there remains a limitation to its performance: speed. Why can’t helicopters fly ‘really’ fast? And do they need to?

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Scott Williams

Scott Williams

Scott Williams is a retired United States Army Lieutenant Colonel and Master Army Aviator who has seen over 2,000 hours of flight time in Apache helicopters, in the world’s most rugged places. Today Scott serves as a marketing leader in GE Aviation and works closely with advanced programs to develop engines to power tomorrow’s helicopters.