Airbus Reveals High-Speed Helicopter Demonstrator Airbus Helicopters met its speed goals when the X3 demonstrator reached 255 kt. in level flight in 2013. Now it is tackling the affordability of high-speed helicopters with a more refined demonstrator scheduled to fly in 2019 under Europe’s Clean Sky 2 aeronautics research program. Airbus has completed wind-tunnel testing of the compound helicopter to be built under the Low Impact, Fast and Efficient Rotorcraft (LifeRCraft) project ...

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