Saturday, June 29, 2013

Project Zero | World's First Electric Tilt-Rotor Aircraft

European helicopter maker AgustaWestland has unveiled Project Zero - a flying machine that can be described as half-helicopter, half aeroplane at the Paris Air Show. This is one of the most striking items on that Show. This is also the world’s first electric tilt-rotor aircraft.

This new electric aircraft can take off and land like a helicopter, but fly like an airplane. AgustaWestland’s belief that tilt rotor technology is the best layout for the future of fast vertical lift aircraft. According to the CEO of AgustaWestland, Project Zero offers much greater speed and range than compound helicopter technology.

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