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September 2007 edition

Seminar explores next generation rotor technology

The Institution of Engineering & Technology is holding a seminar on helicopter technology at the Savoy Place in London on 27 September. The seminar will focus on the latest research and developments surrounding next generation rotor technology, civil and military helicopter avionics and electrical actuator technology.

The organisation says that state of the art helicopter electro actuator technology is providing an alternative to old and complex hydraulic systems. “This reduces pilot workload, cost of ownership, maintenance and weight while giving improved survivability, safety, aircraft handling and agility,” says the IET. “It is important to examine the research and developments surrounding next generation rotor technology, helicopter avionics and electrical actuator technology.”....

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