Sample Vertiflite article: Project Zero

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Project Zero

Through a special arrangement with AgustaWestland, one of VFS' corporate members, Vertiflite has the exclusive story of its Project Zero “technology incubator.”

AgustaWestland stunned the world on March 4, 2013 when it announced at Heli-Expo that it had secretly flown an unconventional technology demonstrator aircraft, codenamed “Project Zero,” that looks unlike any aircraft before. The long list of disruptive innovations demonstrated and pioneered by Project Zero were just as stunning as the aircraft itself.

A swashplateless, all-electric powered, hybrid tiltrotor/fan-in-wing “technology incubator,” as AgustaWestland calls it, Project Zero “employs no hydraulics, doesn’t burn fossil fuel and generates zero emissions.” The fact that Project Zero made its first flight just six months after design kick-off is even more impressive.

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