Carter Aviation Technologies, An Aerospace Research & Development Company


Carter CHT-150 Specifications & Performance

Wingspan 150 ft
Rotor Diameter 150 ft
Empty Weight 163,000 lbs
Takeoff Gross Weight 330,000 lbs
Powerplant 2 x 29,000 hp & 18,000 lbs thrust P&W F135 (JSF)
Range 2245 nm w/ 50k lb payload
Cruise Altitude 35,000+ ft
Cruise Speed 400+ kts


  • Wings fold for shipboard stowing
  • Telescoping refueling boom.
  • Hydraulic cylinders on either side of the ramp keep the aircraft from tilting back during loading and also lower the ramp slightly during the landing to act as a shock absorbing tall skid to protect the rudders.
  • Stabilator and ailerons rotate downward as collective is increased to reduce downwash in hover
  • Elegant streamlined hub greatly reduces drag enabling greater speed and cruise efficiency
  • Advanced Scimitar Props enable anti-torque for hover. Unique design achieves both high static thrust and high speed cruise efficiencies
  • By using a combination of thrust and moment due to rotor tilt, the aircraft can remain level in hover over a wide CG range
  • Multi-speed automatic transmission operates props at efficient rpms for both low and high speed flight
  • Reversing props can work as air brakes
  • Wing tailored for cruise efficiency enabled by high lift rotor for takeoff, landing, and low speed flight