Airbus Helicopters' clean-sheet "DisruptiveLab" helicopter demonstrator

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Airbus Helicopters to fly new fuel-efficient demonstrator by year-end

Airbus Helicopters has revealed a new clean-sheet concept rotorcraft to validate a selection of new technologies it hopes will collectively deliver a fuel-burn reduction of up to 50%.

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Private helicopter innovator Frank Robinson remembered as visionary

Pioneering helicopter engineer Frank Robinson – who greatly expanded access to rotorcraft by designing a series of light helicopters starting with the two-seat Robinson R22 – recently died in his home in Southern California. He was 92 years old. 

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Airbus Helicopters chided for icing risk assumptions on H145

Norwegian investigators have criticised Airbus Helicopters for assumptions made during certification testing of its H145 that left examples fitted with an inlet barrier filter vulnerable to engine failure due to ice ingestion.

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EASA details plans to target post-crash fuel fires in helicopter fleet

European regulators have outlined proposals to close a legislative loophole that has left thousands of helicopters operating that are equipped with fuel systems that do not meet the latest crashworthiness standards. 

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