Helicopters vs Gyroplanes comes down to one thing: Design Simplicity
Gyroplanes are much less complicated than helicopters which are far less complicated than tilt-rotor aircraft – thus, next to airplanes, gyroplanes and gyrodynes are the least complex of all.
- Reliability – Far fewer moving parts means fewer problems
- Mission Readiness – Far less maintenance required to remain airworthy, so nearly always available
- Lower Acquisition and Operating Costs – The pocketbook benefits of simplicity
- Cost and Profitability – Low Cost = High Profitability: lower complexity, maintenance, acquisition cost, and operational costs = much higher profitability