High Speed, High Value: The X 3 Visits America

07/16/2012
2012-07-16  By Robbin Laird The month long visit of the X3 – high-speed hybrid Eurocopter to America is half-way overview. It began at the Eurocopter facilities in Grand Prairie, Texas in June 2012. With the Lt Governor of Texas and other political dignitaries present, the senior leadership of Eurocopter introduced…

X 3 Video: The Hybrid Helicopter Starts its American Tour

06/21/2012
This week, the month long visit of the X3 – high speed hybrid – Eurocopter to America began and Second Line of Defense was there. The launch of the tour was held at Eurocopter facilities in Grand Prairie, Texas.  With the Lt Governor of Texas and other political dignitaries present,…

An Update on the X3: A Conversation with Hervé Jammayrac

07/02/2011
07/02/2011: During the Paris Air Show, Second Line of Defense talked with Experimental Test Pilot Hervé Jammayrac of Eurocopter.  Jammayrac provided an update on the aircraft and the test program.  In many ways, the new helicopter was a star at the airshow, bereft of many new flying aircraft. [slidepress gallery='an-update-on-the-x3']…

Building a High Speed Helicopter

12/20/2010
An Interview with Jean-Michel Billig 12/21/2010 - In early October 2010, Second Line of Defense had a chance to talk with Eurocopter about its new high-speed test helicopter, X Cubed. Jean-Michel Billig is Executive Vice President of Eurocopter for Research and Development. The slide show  and the accompanying video below…