Essington, Pennsylvania, USA
The Piasecki PA-890 is a “Slow-Rotor Winged Compound helicopter”. It has the configuration of a single rotor helicopter with a variable incidence wing that can rotate 90 degrees to enable efficient hovering. The wing will then rotate to a horizontal configuration when cruising forward to provide rotor offloading. It also has stabilizers and down pointing rudder. The rear of the tail has a pusher propeller for cruise mode. The aircraft features five-passenger seating for five and a large baggage compartment, and the cabin layout can allow multiple configurations for different missions.
Piasecki intends to make the PA-890 available for delivery of high-value on-demand logistics, on-demand mobility for personnel transport and emergency medical services. They are also considering commercial applications such as tourism.