Eurocopter was to debut its X3 hybrid helicopter at the 2011 Paris Air Show as we went to press. Lutz Bertling, Eurocopter president and CEO says, “The X3 is an excellent example of how we are preparing for the future . . . I am sure that professional visitors and the public alike will be impressed by the X3's extraordinary flight demonstrations at this year's Paris Air Show, which are unequalled in aviation.” The X3 demonstrator has a five-blade main rotor system and two propellers on ...

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