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tilt rotor

[′tilt ‚rōd·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
An assembly of rapidly rotating blades on a vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, whose plane of rotation can be continuously varied from the horizontal to the vertical, permitting performance as helicopter blades or as propeller blades.

tilt rotor

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VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft lifted in the hovering mode by one or more rotors rotated through approximately 90° for translational flight.
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is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft.
Bell-Boeing's primary product - V-22 Osprey - is a multi-mission, tiltrotor military aircraft with both vertical as well as short takeoff and landing capabilities.
Armada spoke at length to Vince Tobin, vice president of advanced tiltrotor systems at Bell to obtain a perspective on progress and the expectations of one of the participants in the JMRTD: "We are on plan to fly this fall, although no specific date has been established for the demonstrator yet," he said.
Tiltrotor helicopters are used by the marines because they are a cross between airplane and helicopters.
We were all deeply affected," said Duong, an Osprey pilot with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363.
The other options discussed in the JFTL are unrealistic, and their merits in relation to the theoretical capabilities of a new tiltrotor and the real capabilities of, say, the A400M would be too marginal to justify their costs.
I don't see any of these tiltrotors or any of these combinations of lifting fans" gaining
New York (AirGuideBusiness - Business & Industry Features) Tue, Apr 29, 2014 - AgustaWestland has announced its AW609 tiltrotor aircraft completed autorotation trials earlier this month Following on from the completion of flight envelope expansion trials in December 2013, AgustaWestland gave the first customer demonstration flights of the AW609 tiltrotor aircraft in February.
Also scheduled for static display are the MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor, P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft and AH-6i reconnaissance and attack helicopter.
A joint military drill between South Korea and the US has taken place close to Pohang using smoke bombs, landing vehicles and tiltrotor aircraft.
The funding will also support the design and development in the UK of advanced technologies in the field of tiltrotor systems integration and for increasing the performance of tiltrotors, which combine the benefits of a helicopter and an aeroplane in one aircraft.
PPG Industries' aerospace business recently donated coatings to help restore a Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor combat aircraft used for full-scale development.