Eurocopter X³ US Demo Tour

Accompanying a feature article in the July-August 2012 issue of Vertiflite, famed aviation photographer Jay Miller provides a number of eye-catching images of the Eurocopter's high-speed technology demonstrator.

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Eurocopter US Tour, Grand Prairie, Texas, June 2012.

Photos by Jay Miller.

X³ US Tour, Grand Prairie, Texas, June 18, 2012.
X³ US Tour, Grand Prairie, Texas, June 18, 2012.
X³ US Tour, Grand Prairie, Texas, June 18, 2012.
X³ US Tour, Grand Prairie, Texas, June 18, 2012.
X³ US Tour, Grand Prairie, Texas, June 18, 2012.
X³ US Tour, Grand Prairie, Texas, June 18, 2012.
X³ US Tour, Grand Prairie, Texas, June 18, 2012.
X³ US Tour, Grand Prairie, Texas, June 18, 2012.
X³ US Tour, Grand Prairie, Texas, June 18, 2012.
X³ US Tour, Grand Prairie, Texas, June 18, 2012.
X³ US Tour, Grand Prairie, Texas, June 18, 2012.
X³ US Tour, Grand Prairie, Texas, June 18, 2012.
X³ US Tour, Grand Prairie, Texas, June 18, 2012.
X³ US Tour, Grand Prairie, Texas, June 18, 2012.
X³ US Tour, Grand Prairie, Texas, June 18, 2012.
X³ US Tour, Grand Prairie, Texas, June 18, 2012.
The X³ was flown into Alliance Airport aboard an Antonov An-124 on June 12.
The X³ was flown into Alliance Airport aboard an Antonov An-124 on June 12.
The X³ was flown into Alliance Airport aboard an Antonov An-124 on June 12.
The X³ was flown into Alliance Airport aboard an Antonov An-124 on June 12.



  • X3 Media Day, June 20 (AHS Photos)

    American Eurocopter, Grand Prairie, TX
    American Eurocopter, Grand Prairie, TX
    American Eurocopter, Grand Prairie, TX
    American Eurocopter, Grand Prairie, TX
    X³ early morning check out
    X³ early morning check out
    X³ early morning check out
    X³ early morning check out
    X³ take-off for Alliance Airport
    X³ take-off for Alliance Airport
    Lutz Bertling, Eurocopter CEO
    Lutz Bertling, Eurocopter CEO
    EC225 Super Puma MKII+
    EC225 Super Puma MKII+
    U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin
    U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin
    Two UH-70A Lakotas
    Two UH-70A Lakotas
    X³ with the Alouette II
    X³ with the Alouette II
    X³ demo
    X³ demo
    Some 1500 attended the demo
    Some 1500 attended the demo
    X³ on display
    X³ on display
    The X³ uses the EC155 rotor
    The X³ uses the EC155 rotor
    X³ front view
    X³ front view
    The X³ uses two NH90 engines
    The X³ uses two NH90 engines
    X³ vertical tail
    X³ vertical tail
    X³ rear view
    X³ rear view
    The Alouette II first flew in 1955
    The Alouette II first flew in 1955
    The Alouette II cockpit
    The Alouette II cockpit
    Inside the X³
    Inside the X³
    Lutz Bertling, Eurocopter CEO
    Lutz Bertling, Eurocopter CEO

  • X3 Media Day, July 23 (AHS Photos)

    Colgan Air Hangar, Manassas Airport, VA
    Colgan Air Hangar, Manassas Airport, VA
    Start-up in front of OADS Hangar
    Start-up in front of OADS Hangar
    Take-off
    Take-off
    110 deg bank
    110 deg bank
    Front view
    Front view
    Flypast
    Flypast
    Taxiing in
    Taxiing in
    Marc Paganini, AEC, CEO
    Marc Paganini, AEC, CEO
    Internal instrumentation
    Internal instrumentation
    Jean-Jacques Ferrier, EC, Head of Innovation
    Jean-Jacques Ferrier, EC, Head of Innovation
    Flight crew and guest
    Flight crew and guest
    Cockpit
    Cockpit
    Flight demo complete
    Flight demo complete
    Front view
    Front view
    Nearing the end of the US Tour
    Nearing the end of the US Tour



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