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Project Zero at Paris Air Show

Project Zero at Paris Air Show

Project Zero in flight

Project Zero at Paris Air Show

Project Zero at Paris Air Show

Project Zero at Paris Air Show

Project Zero at Paris Air Show

Project Zero at Paris Air Show

Project Zero at Paris Air Show

AgustaWestland's Project Zero is an all-electric tiltrotor. The aviation company showed it off at the Paris Air Show.
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AgustaWestland's Project Zero takes off vertically like a helicopter then flies horizontally like an airplane. The propellers tilt to make it through the transition -- thus the term tiltrotor.
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Project Zero is shown flying forward in this illustration.
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The rotors are mounted inside a black, circular frame that pivots within the Project Zero's wing.
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Project Zero, shown here at the Paris Air Show, is big enough for a single passenger.
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The underside of Project Zero at the Paris Air Show.
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The rear of AgustaWestland's Project Zero, seen here at the Paris Air Show, has a decidedly avian appearance.
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Project Zero, appearing at the Paris Air Show, is a technology demonstration aircraft, so don't expect one in your garage soon.
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To keep things as light as possible, Project Zero uses a lot of carbon fiber.
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