Oh, Wired. I am willing to acknowledge that your days of cultural relevance, meaningful reporting, and plausible attempts to be accurate are long in the past, but how could you have gotten things so terribly wrong?
No confirmation from Eurocopter, but in avoiding putting the “green” label on their efforts, the company appears to be borrowing from everybody’s favorite movie helicopter legend, Blue Thunder. The 1980s cinematic masterpiece features a helicopter made by what is now Eurocopter, an Aérospatiale Gazelle. And one of the helicopter’s most impressive technologies was its “whisper mode” that allowed it to fly around as quiet as a glider. Could just be a coincidence.
Everybody? Everybody? Eurocopter, indeed. For shame, Wired.