Active Blades, Electric Tail Rotor Tested By Leonardo

Credit: AW139: Jordi Paya
LONDON—Leonardo Helicopters has begun ground tests of two active main rotor blade technologies, with the aim of flying both before this summer. The company is experimenting with an Active Gurney Flap system as part of a European Union Clean Skies research and development program. It is also...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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