Eurocopter X3 arrives in Washington

Eurocopter X3The Eurocopter X3
arrived in Manassas, VA, where the aircraft performed a flight
demonstration for dignitaries, local elected officials, company employees and
the media.  The Washington,
DC, metro area is the final leg
of flight demonstrations for civil and military customers across the country.

The tour began at American
Eurocopter in Grand Prairie, Texas
and then moved around the country being flown at the Huntville Redstone Army
Arsenal and at Fort
Bragg. It is due to fly
later this week at Fort
Belvoir and then on 26
July at the Pentagon.

“We are extremely pleased to
bring the X3 here to the Washington, DC area for the final leg of its highly successful US tour,”
said American Eurocopter president and chief executive, Marc Paganini.  “I
am confident that the aerospace community and military leaders here will be as
impressed as all of the customers who have already experienced this
cutting-edge technology.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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