• Airbus Helicopters Racer
  • Airbus Helicopters Racer

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


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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

Airbus Racer High-Speed Demonstrator, 20-Jun-17 : Paris Air Show 2017 Airbus unveiled configuration of Racer (Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft) high speed demonstrator in develop as part of the Clean Sky 2 European research programme

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.



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mockup FR - : Racer Display Model first unveiled June 2016


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