Airbus patents world's fastest helicopter

Airbus just patents an advanced version of Eurocopter X3 currently under development, which will be world’s fastest helicopter.   Watch the detailed video…


The helicopter is part of Airbus’s high-speed, long-range, Hybrid Helicopter (H3) concept. The patented helicopter can fly at speeds exceeding 293 miles per hour.

Typical speeds of modern helicopters ranges from 150-160 miles per hour. The next fastest helicopter is the US army’s CH-47F Chinook, which files at 195 miles per hour. So it beats the next fastest helicopter by over 100 miles per hour, which is unprecedented.
During high-speed forward flight, the pilot brings the main rotor to a low pitch. Effectively converting the helicopter into an airplane.



Airbus patents world's fastest helicopter