First announced in 2014, LifeRCraft (Low Impact Fast & Efficient RotorCraft) will be a large-scale compound rotorcraft demonstrator developed under the lead of Airbus Helicopters in the framework of Europe Clean Sky 2 Joint Technology Initiative.
On June 2017, Racer (Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft) high speed demonstrator configuration was first unveiled during the Paris Air Show
Polish Institute of Aviation DREAM Project kick-off, 08-Feb-17 : DREAM is an innovative project in the frame of European Clean Sky 2 programme (Horizon 2020). Will result in manufacturing parts for the new compound rotorcraft being developed by Airbus Helicopters
Clean Sky 2 Demonstrator Advancing, 01-Jun-16 : A mockup of the breakthrough airframe design of a high-speed, compound helicopter demonstrator has just undergone wind tunnel testing in an Airbus facility
Airbus Helicopters to design LifeRCraft, 16-Jul-14 : Marignane, France – The design of a large-scale compound rotorcraft demonstrator dubbed LifeRCraft (Low Impact Fast & Efficient RotorCraft) will be led by Airbus Helicopters in the framework of Europe’s Clean Sky 2 Joint Technology Initiative, which was formally launched last week at Brussels.