What the Wright Brothers did for the airplane, the Groen Brothers [Skyworks] are doing for the gyroplane todayAerospace Industries Association (AIA in the US)
The continuing success of aviation and the benefits it provides will require changes to accommodate demand … and this is the most critical long-term issue facing all aspects of the air transportation system … this may require widespread adoption of operating concepts that use runways and air space in new ways …business as usual, in the form of continued evolutionary improvements to existing technologies, is unlikely to meet the challenge of greatly increased demand
What the Wright Brothers did for the airplane, the Groen Brothers [Skyworks] are doing for the gyroplane today
If the program is successful [Skyworks Heliplane], it will change the nature of VTOL. It could be the birth of a new age of rotary-wing aviation.
Current helicopter manufacturers have gotten behind the power curve… the U.S. government needs to start building vertical lift aircraft from scratch and not just focus on upgrading existing helicopters.