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    06/11/2013
    Airbus Helicopters' X3 hybrid helicopter makes aviation history in achieving a speed milestone of 255 knots during level flight

    X3 Speed Record

    09/11/2012
    Airbus Helicopters’ innovative X3 technology demonstrator was in the spotlight from the ILA Berlin air show’s opening and participated in the daily flight demonstrations.

    07/23/2012
    Airbus Helicopters' revolutionary X3 helicopter arrived in Washington for final leg of aircraft's U.S. tour.

    06/20/2012
    Airbus Helicopters begun the U.S. tour of its X3 high-speed hybrid helicopter.

    06/12/2012
    The Airbus Helicopters X3 hybrid aircraft has arrived in the United States for a month-long tour to demonstrate this advanced high-speed transportation system’s unique operational capabilities for both civil and military operators.

    05/03/2012
    The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International awarded its annual recognition for helicopter technology improvement to Airbus Helicopters’ team that developed its X3 hybrid demonstrator aircraft.

    06/14/2011
    Airbus Helicopters innovation took to the skies at the Paris Air Show: the X3 hybrid demonstrator make its public flight debut.

    05/16/2011
    Airbus Helicopters’ X3 hybrid helicopter demonstrator has delivered on the promise of pushing the frontiers in rotary-wing aviation by surpassing its original speed target of 220 kts. demonstrating the compound aircraft’s performance, capabilities and maturity.

    Airbus Helicopters X3 before Flight

    12/09/2010
    Speed objective of 180 kts is attained ahead of schedule for this innovative rotary-wing aircraft.

    09/27/2010
    Airbus Helicopters has begun test flights of the X3 demonstrator for its innovative High-speed, long-range Hybrid Helicopter (H3) concept, which combines excellent vertical takeoff and landing capabilities with fast cruise speeds of more than 220 kts.

    Airbus Helicopters X3 flights over The Provence

     

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