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
Airbus Supporting Clean Sky with Blade and Racer, 23-May-18 : #CleanSky Airbus developing cutting-edge technology demonstrators that will help with sound reduction and lowering CO2 and gas emissions produced by aircraft. Racer helicopter demonstrator scheduled for 2020
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.
List of Operators of Airbus Helicopters Racer
Organisation with model Racer
Construction Numbers on database of Racer or its versions