Aviation Week Flies Eurocopter's X3

By Douglas Nelms .
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology .

Conventional wisdom is being challenged on both sides of the Atlantic, where Sikorsky's X2 and now Eurocopter's X3 are showing that helicopters need not be slow and that a 50% increase in speed is achievable at reasonable cost. The prospect of cruising at 220 kt., not today's 150 kt., has both commercial and military helicopter operators seriously interested, particularly for long-range missions ...

View a video of the X-3 in flight.

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