Leonardo Helicopters Close to Testing Active Rotor System

LONDON—Leonardo Helicopters—formally AgustaWestland—is planning to test fly an active rotor blade system as part of a U.K.-based rotary-wing technology research program. Leonardo’s active blade system will use an active trailing edge flap and active lag damper technology which the company hopes will...
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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