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Bell patents reveal split-tip rotor blades and tail rotor replacement

Future Bell helicopter designs could come with split-tip main rotor blades and anti-torque control provided by a cross-flow fan embedded in the tail boom, rather than a traditional tail rotor, if two recent patents are used.

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Airbus Helicopters touts safety benefits of rotor blade measurement research

Airbus Helicopters is hailing the success of a research project that has enabled for the first time the manufacturer to gather data on the stresses experienced by main rotor blades while they are in motion.

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Leonardo Helicopters spins up delivery solution to beat Covid-19 travel bans

Leonardo Helicopters is turning to technology to enable customer shipments despite the travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus crisis which have caused a build-up of completed but undelivered aircraft at its prodution sites.

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Leonardo finances hit by airline crisis after strong start to year

Italian group suspends 2020 guidance as commercial market collapse throws outlook into uncertainty

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