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Vertical Flight 2019: A long, long list of rotary requirements

6th November 2019 - 16:03 GMT | by Glenn Sands in Farnborough


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With the focus shifting away from UAVs on the second day of Vertical Flight Expo & Conference, many of the conferences were looking ahead at the new generation of commercial helicopters due to enter the market, or currently under development.

With a third of the global commercial helicopter fleet due for replacement within the next 10 years, there were some intense discussions over what requirements and restrictions that these new models would have to meet. With the market having at least one eye open on the impact helicopters have on the environment, these new models will have to meet an ever-increasing number of demands before even leaving the helipad.

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