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Racer Helicopter – the Future of Speed

Racer Helicopter – the Future of Speed

July 3, 2017

Airbus Racer Helicopter

Watch the Airbus Racer helicopter, rapid and cost-effective rotorcraft concept.

This Racer Concept by Airbus Helicopters demonstrator, will incorporate a host of innovative features and will be optimized for a high cruise speed.

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Named Racer (for Rapid and cost-effective rotorcraft), this concept was unveiled during a press briefing today at Le Bourget Airport on Day 2 of the Paris Air Show, and is being exhibited in scale model form at the international industry gathering. Clean Sky 2 is the European Commission-organised public and private partnership initiative to develop and demonstrate civil aircraft technologies that can reduce emissions and noise, while also ensuring the future competitiveness of Europe’s aviation industry on a global scale.

 

The Racer concept utilises a main rotor for lift and basic flight modes, along with two lateral pusher rotors that generate thrust in forward flight and a box-wing to provide lift in cruise mode.

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Guillaume Faury, Airbus Helicopters CEO, commented at the Paris Air Show 2017:

“Today we unveil our bold vision for the future of high-speed rotorcraft. This new project, pulling together the skills and know-how of dozens of European partners through the Clean Sky 2 initiative, aims to bring increased speed and range at the right cost, thanks to a simple, safe and proven aerodynamic formula. It will pave the way for new time-sensitive services for 2030 and beyond, setting new benchmarks for high-speed helicopter transportation.”



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By | 2017-07-03T11:16:48+00:00 Jul 3, 2017|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , |

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