Airbus Helicopters launches X6 concept phase
The concept phase start-up for a new European helicopter, Airbus Helicopters’ X6, was announced at the Paris Air Show, initiating a two-year definition period on this next-generation heavy-lift rotorcraft that will be tailored for the civil market.
X6 will initially target oil and gas missions and will also be perfectly suited for Search and Rescue, VIP and other applications.
Major marketing, architecture and design choices for the twin-engine aircraft will be assessed to meet customer operational requirements during the concept phase, supported by a significant dialog with customers worldwide to validate the X6’s value creation for their operations.
The X6 is the newest arrival in Airbus Helicopters’ H generation, continuing on from the success of the recently unveiled H160. In line with its company-wide transformation, Airbus Helicopters continues to live up to the excellence of the Airbus name and sets its ambitions looking forward.