Super Puma replacement coming within a decade.
Airbus Helicopters used the stage at the Paris Air Show to announce a two-year development phase for a new model code-named the X6 that would emerge as a modern-day replacement for the 1970s-era Super Puma.
Airbus Helicopters CEO Guillaume Faury said the X6 would primarily target the oil and gas industry as well as search and rescue operations, meeting customer requirements for a more economical helicopter that can go farther.
He also said the X6 would be the company’s first civil helicopter to feature Airbus’s fly-by-wire technology,
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