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Canada, Brazil approve VHA 206L blades

10th December 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Van Horn Aviation has received supplemental type certificate (STC) validation for its 206L series composite main rotor blades from the aviation regulatory authorities of Canada and Brazil.

On 29 November, the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil granted an STC for the blades to be used on 206L-1, 206L-3 and 206L-4 aircraft in Brazil.

The STC issued by Transport Canada on 3 December applies to Bell 206L, 206L-1, 206L-3 and 206L-4 aircraft in Canada.

The VHA 206L main rotor blade features corrosion and damage-resistant carbon fiber skin, titanium root grip plates, foam core and electroformed nickel and stainless steel abrasion strips along its entire leading edge. The designed laminar flow airfoil allows air to move more efficiently over the blade.

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