We are delighted to announce that the Electric Drive Tail Rotor Team—comprised of engineers from Leonardo Helicopters, the University of Bristol and our motor design specialists from Motor Design Ltd—was awarded a Team Bronze Medal at the 2018 Royal Aeronautical Society awards ceremony in November.

The medal was awarded for the ‘successful demonstration of flight-ready hardware for the implementation of an electrically-driven tail rotor sized for the AW139 helicopter’ (RAeS Honours, Medals & Awards brochure – click here to view) and MDL was involved in the electric motor design.

 

Members of the Electric Drive Tail Rotor Team at the 2018 RAeS awards ceremony, including MDL President Dr David Staton (second from right)

 

More information about the awards and the project can be found on the Royal Aeronautical Society’s website.

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