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The Aerospace Product Line: Helicopters

Aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky succeeded in realizing his dream of building a vertical lift aircraft that could hover in 1940. Because of those abilities, the helicopter remains an essential tool for the military, search and rescue, transporting personnel and supplies to remote areas, aerial photography, medical response, off-shore oil operations, and agricultural use.

Recently, helicopter technology has taken a step forward with the successful development of the Bell Helicopter V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor, which has the ability to take off like a helicopter and fly like an airplane.

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