Airbus Racer Helicopter
Building on the technology debuted in the X3 concept, the Airbus Racer Helicopter is designed to be wickedly fast and highly efficient. It pairs a primary top-mounted rotor with two lateral pusher rotors for a cruising speed of nearly 250 mph. The lateral turboshaft engines sit inside a box-wing that provides added lift, while the hybrid metallic-composite airframe reduces weight. Final assembly of the demonstration model is slated to begin in 2019, with the first flights planned for the following year.