Airbus Helicopters launches X6 heavy-lift rotorcraft
Airbus Helicopters has launched the X6 heavy-lift rotorcraft concept at the Paris Air Show 2015.
The company has started a two-year definition period on the next-generation heavy-lift rotorcraft that will be tailored for the civil market. X6 will initially target oil and gas missions, but will also be tailored for Search and Rescue and VIP roles.
Airbus Helicopters twin engine helicopter will be meet customer requirements and the company will assess customer’s needs during the concept phase.
Guillaume Faury, president & CEO of Airbus Helicopters says: “X6 will be for the heavy segment in the next decade what the H160 is today for the mediums. It will set new standards in the industry not only for design, but for its production strategy as well, as we will rely on the industrial capacities of our core countries, including the upcoming pillar in Poland.”
“X6 will be for the heavy segment in the next decade what the H160 is today for the mediums.”
“Our objective is to bring to the market the most efficient helicopter solutions adapted for how our customers’ needs and the industry itself will evolve in the future,” adds Faury.
Airbus Helicopters expects the X6 to enter service in the 2020s.