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Patent filing shows Airbus interest in hybrid-electric tandem-rotor aircraft

Airbus Helicopters is potentially studying a novel high-speed rotorcraft concept that combines a hybrid-electric single-bladed tandem rotor configuration with a tail-mounted pusher propeller and wings for lift in forward flight.



H160 route-proving trial in USA set for 2024

A long-awaited route-proving trial of the Airbus Helicopters H160 in the USA by operator PHI will not take place before 2024, the airframer says.

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Airbus Helicopters unveils H145-based PioneerLab demonstrator

Airbus Helicopters has introduced a third flying technology demonstrator, with the twin-engined H145-based PioneerLab the latest to join its line-up.



Airbus Helicopters testing 'architectural' upgrades for H135, including five-bladed rotor

Airbus Helicopters is testing a series of upgrades for the H135 light-twin, including a five-blade main rotor and T-tail design.

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