Bell 412/212 Tail Rotor Blade Prototype Introduced At Heli-Expo | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 12.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.19.14 **
** Airborne 12.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.17.14 **
** Airborne 12.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.15.14 **

Mon, Feb 13, 2012

Bell 412/212 Tail Rotor Blade Prototype Introduced At Heli-Expo

Van Horn Aviation Claims Increased Performance From New Design

Rotor blade manufacturer Van Horn Aviation (VHA) will display a prototype of its new Bell 412/212 tail rotor blade here at Heli-Expo. Designed by VHA engineers in collaboration with Bell Helicopter Textron representatives, the new tail rotor blade is predicted to increase tail rotor authority while reducing pilot workload and eliminating inspections required by the current rotor blade’s airworthiness directives (AD).

“We’re building on the success of the VHA 206B/L tail rotor blade, using the same NASA-designed laminar flow airfoil and a similar swept tip for greater efficiency and reduced noise,” said VHA president James Van Horn. “We’ll also continue our tradition of doubling the service life compared to the OEM blade to offer the operators a great value in addition to great performance.”

The VHA 412/212 tail rotor blade features a carbon fiber structure and an electroformed nickel abrasion strip. Van Horn Aviation has completed the detail design and spar manufacturing development tests on the 412/212 blade and is working with Bell Helicopter engineers to develop the bird strike tests as required by FAR Part 29.631.

FMI: www.vanhornaviation.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 12.19.14: Falcon 8X Unveiled, Sportys 172LITE, Bizarre CA AvGas Lawsuit

Also: ANN/Airborne's Crystal Ball, Lear70/75 Mexico Cert, Carnegie Mellon's Lunar Rover, Dragon Delays Dassault Aviation rolled back the curtains earlier this week on the ultra-lon>[...]

Airborne 12.19.14: Falcon 8X Unveiled, Sportys 172LITE, Bizarre CA AvGas Lawsuit

Also: ANN/Airborne's Crystal Ball, Lear70/75 Mexico Cert, Carnegie Mellon's Lunar Rover, Dragon Delays Dassault Aviation rolled back the curtains earlier this week on the ultra-lon>[...]

Aero-TV: Redbird's Roger Sharp -- Pushing The Aero-Educational Envelope

One of The Most Important Aspects of GA is Flight Training... But Is The Industry Keeping Up With The Times? While at the Redbird Migration 2014, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim C>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.20.14)

University Aviation Association We often report about aviation educational opportunities and programs here at ANN. The logic being that young people getting interested in the indus>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.20.14): Hot Start

In gas turbine engines, a start which occurs with normal engine rotation, but exhaust temperature exceeds prescribed limits.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC