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i. A rotating airfoil driven by a helicopter engine to produce vertical lift. Also called a rotor blade.
ii. A rotating airfoil driven by an aircraft engine to produce a thrust force approximately in line with the longitudinal axis of the aircraft. Also called a propeller blade. It is restricted to that part of a propeller arm or of a rotating wing from the shank outward (i.e., that part having an efficient airfoil shape that cleaves the air). See propeller.
iii. A rotating airfoil that is a part of a compressor in a gas turbine engine. Also called a compressor blade.
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Today, CTI employs more than 300 in Texas, and operates rotor blade repair facilities in Brazil, Singapore, the UK and U.
The report defines the wind turbine rotor blade market in terms of market size globally and regionally.
Until demand in China recovers Nordex will use external suppliers, who have previously worked for the company, to cover all of its rotor blade requirements for current and future contracts.
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The completion of the three year long tail rotor blade development and certification process is just the beginning of their move into becoming a internationally recognized blade manufacturing and repair facility.
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To produce the B75 rotor blade, Siemens uses the patented IntegralBlade process, in which the entire blade is poured as a single piece made of glass fiber-reinforced epoxy resin and balsa wood.
By car, the trip is about 330 km, but because of the length of the rotor blade some re-routing was necessary taking bridges and tunnels into consideration.
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He tried to bring it down on farmland but an inquest at Warrington Coroner's Court heard he may not have seen a slight slope which led to the tail rotor blade striking the ground, causing the pilot to lose control and the aircraft to crash.