Airbus Helicopters will build a large-scale compound helicopter to further develop the technologies used its in X3 high-speed demonstrator. Work on the LifeRCraft (Low Impact Fast & Efficient RotorCraft) will begin this year, and Airbus aims to start flight demonstrations around 2019. The aircraft is being developed in the framework of the European Union’s Clean Sky 2 Joint Technology Initiative and aims to build on the initial high-speed test work completed by the X3, which was ...

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