Congratulations to Myles Tomkins and team Airwork Helicopters for achieving CASA (APMA and STC) approval for the manufacture of advance Composite Tail Rotor Blades on the Bell 206 Helicopter.
Whilst there is plenty of negative press about manufacturing in Australia its great to see innovators and people like Myles dedicated to pushing Australia into a new realm of manufacturing, high tech and advanced.
The Bell 206 TRB (AMT-206-1) is a replacement for the standard Bell TRB option and provides an improved life (twice the OEM blades) with a 30 percent cost saving not to mention using less power for equivalent thrust values, oh also, its heaps quieter too 🙂 it looks great too by the way 🙂
So next time you see a Bell 206 fly overhead, or jump in one for a joyride, tour or charter, remember, Australian Manufacturing is alive and well thanks to companies like Airwork Helicopters!(http://www.airwork.com.au/)
More info in Vertical Mag
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