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Hill's HX50 showcases 'opulent' rotary interior
Completely redesigned flight controls pair familiar operation with ergonomics and comfort inside the Hill Helicopters HX50. Jason Hill says he designed the helicopter to be uncluttered, streamlined, open and airy.
Pilots can increase their comfort levels with the addition of an armrest.
Read this story in our October 2020 printed issue.

Hill Helicopters has unveiled its reimagined, high-tech interior concept for the new HX50 private helicopter. The spacious cabin has been designed to deliver a complete rethink of helicopter flight with ground-up redesigned flight controls, a full glass instrument panel, large windows and skylights, leather seating and high spec finishes.

“The HX50 interior is designed from the ground up to make flight a simple, luxurious and engaging experience,” says Hill Helicopters president and CEO Jason Hill. “Traditional helicopters were designed to be utilitarian, with comfort as an afterthought. The HX50's interior design is built around experience and comfort in the same manner as premium automobiles. For the pilot, the design is enticing, secure and opulent with streamlined, intuitive flight controls and instruments. For the passenger, it is luxurious and comfortable while inspiring awe and wonder.

“Aircraft interiors have long lagged behind their automotive peers in terms of user interface, interior design, quality and general fit and finish. However, the unique characteristics of a helicopter allows designers to deliver an aircraft cabin design that far exceeds automotive design. The HX50 delivers on this opportunity with its sumptuous cabin design that delivers luxury, functional excellence and a simplicity that encourages people to embrace the experience of flight.”

A 20-year helicopter pilot, Hill founded Hill Helicopters to design a personal helicopter that blends the latest safety and efficient performance technology with a luxurious experience.

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