Future focused

On the eve of this year's Heli-Expo rotorcraft exhibition in Dallas, we survey some of the technologies driving a sector that may be suffering from persistent market headwinds but retains a firm belief in innovation as the key to improved safety, efficiency and performance--along with competitive advantage. Special report by Dominic Perry, Luca Peruzzi and Stephen Trimble. Hovering at low altitude : the long-running oil price slump that has hit heavy helicopter sales may have eased off, but an orders upturn expected last year remains elusive / Dominic Perry -- New age of innovation : the pressing leadership challenge for Bell Helicopters' chief executive is to channel the spirit of a sparkling creative legacy in a modern direction / Dominic Perry -- Reciprocal revolution : is may not have been the same allure as some Airbus research projects, but an experimental scalable piston engine could deliver significant fuel savings / Dominic Perry -- Interactive information : by integrating secure, flight-critical functions with "open world" data, Thales aims to bring pilots and crew into a mission-optimised future / Luca Peruzzi -- Universal's fit-all appeal : avionics maker's ambition to become a supplier of integrated systems to in-production aircraft is going slow, like the wider market recovery / Stephen Trimble.


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  • Features: Illustrations;
  • Pagination: pages 22-34
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  • Accession Number: 01632080
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Northwestern University Transportation Library
  • Files: TLIB
  • Created Date: Apr 3 2017 11:06AM