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Heli-Expo 2012: X3 being prepared for US tour

12th February 2012 - 23:56 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Dallas, US

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Eurocopter is set to tour its X3 compound helicopter in the United States and demo the technology to the US Army, it has been revealed.

Speaking at the company's Heli-Expo press conference, CEO Lutz Bertling told journalists that the aircraft would achieve its next round of testing before embarking on the tour during the summer. 

The company has already suggested that the technology could form a key component of its offering for the US Army's Joint Multi-Role requirements for its future rotary-wing fleet. 

The aircraft will complete a third round of test flights after a engineering lay-up, which will allow

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Tony Osborne

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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