Airbus’ High-Speed Rotary-Wing Racer Takes Shape

Airbus Racer helicopter fuselage assembly
The Racer’s fuselage, pictured at the company’s facility at Donauworth, Germany, is one of several major components being readied for final assembly in France.
Credit: Airbus Helicopters
Major components for Airbus’ new compound rotorcraft are coming together at factories across Europe as the OEM targets a mid-2022 first flight for the high-speed demonstrator. Delivery of the major components is a significant milestone for the Racer—short for “rapid and cost-effective rotorcraft”...

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