Composite Blade Design
Carson Helicopters is experienced in designing, certifying and manufacturing helicopter main and tail rotor blades.
Our helicopter rotor retrofit blades include high twist distributions, swept-tapered tips and modern airfoils to dramatically improve the performance of legacy aircraft.
Our capabilities include bringing a rotor blade project through preliminary design, prototyping, ground test, flight test certification and manufacturing.
Carson’s recent Composite rotor blade experience consists of certified composite main and tail rotor blades for the S-61 helicopter. Our S-61 main rotor blades has been certified by the FAA for a 1,700 lb improvement in lift compared to the original metal blades.
Our facilities include a composite fabrication shop, a fatigue test rig capable of testing blade segments up to 30 ft in length, a CNC machine shop, Ovens, a Heated press, automatic ply cutting, and a large material freezer enabling Carson to quickly internally develop rotor blades.