The name may not be familiar to everyone in the industry, but there is no question about the heritage. UK engineering business Rotortech has been around since 1977 in a number of guises, including that of Bond Helicopters from 1984 to 1999.

Originally Management Aviation, the name change to Bond Helicopters was followed by a merger with Helikopter Services. Rotortech was sold privately and now trades as a private company, combining helicopter engineering and support with a fast-growing composites side to its business.

Rotortech describes its image as a little 'blokish', where the oily hand held sway. But beneath this facade is a gem of a highly skilled workforce and management team coming from Formula 1 and aerospace backgrounds.

Rotortech is based in Cambridge, south-east England, and has forged close links with Cambridge University through its Cambridge-MIT Institute partnership with MIT in Boston on the Silent Aircraft Initiative.


Managing director Simon Peck says: "The workforce is central to our achievements. Brian Dempster, our head of manufacturing, has vision and a hands-on approach to delivering product to our customers. A successful composites business demands a trained and skilled workforce, and that is what we have."

Source: Flight Daily News