Find Top-Paying Fixed Wing Pilot Jobs in South Valley, NM
With the BEST
School/Training for YOU! INQUIRE HERE
Fun Helicopter and Airplane Facts for South Valley, NM
Bell Helicopter is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military helicopters and the pioneer of tiltrotor aircraft. One-third of the world's operating vertical lift aircraft are made by Bell, including advanced military aircraft and a variety of commercial single- and twin-engine helicopters.
Airframe The airframe, or fundamental structure, of a helicopter can be made of either metal or wood composite materials, or some combination of the two. Typically, a composite component consists of many layers of fiber-impregnated resins, bonded to form a smooth panel. Tubular and sheet metal substructures are usually made of aluminum, though stainless steel or titanium are sometimes used in areas subject to higher stress or heat. Airframe design encompasses engineering, aerodynamics, materials technology, and manufacturing methods to achieve favorable balances of performance, reliability, and cost.