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. Prototype scheduled to fly in 2020

Model News

High Voltage at 270 VDC in Fast Helicopters, 14-Mar-20 : #270VDC Airbus RACER, a fast compound helicopter with a cruise speed of 220 knots being developed for the European Clean Sky 2 Fast Rotorcraft Innovative Aircraft Demonstrator Platform, will incorporate a 270 VDC high voltage network from 9eGEN

Airbus and EASA Partners for NextGen VTOL, 02-Oct-19 : #NextGeneration Airbus Helicopters and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to combine efforts to design the next generation of vertical take-off (VTOL) platforms along with their regulatory framework

Vision Systems’ Composite Unit for Airbus Racer, 26-Sep-19 : #CleanSky2 Vision Systems takes part in Clean Sky 2 European research programme in partnership with Airbus Helicopters to develop the RACER, Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft

Digital Wind Tunnel for Airbus RACER Development, 03-Apr-19 : #WindTunnel Innovative flight simulations using a ’digital wind tunnel’ developed under Clean Sky’s CA³TCH project bring pre-flight aerodynamic and aeroacoustic analyses to the next level.

Aneto-1X to Power Airbus Racer Demonstrator, 22-Oct-18 : Helitech 2018 ​Airbus selected Safran’s Aneto-1X of 2,500 shp engine to power its Racer (Rapid and Cost-Efficient Rotorcraft) high-speed demonstrator

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mockup FR : Racer Display Model first unveiled June 2016

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