What makes a helicopter fly? How important the gear box is

12 February 2020

The lift spin that makes a helicopter soar are the rotating blades, powered by the engine through a transmission, or gear box, the most critical part of an helicopter.

Leonardo with its Transmissions Centre of Excellence, is one of the few companies with a vertical capability in the whole transmission’s building process.

The Centre of Excellence is a real manufacturing system where all the skills, industrial assets, production processes, control and simulation capabilities necessary for the development and manufacturing of the gear box have been concentrated.
Take a look at the Cascina Costa plant where we manage the entire transmission manufacturing process.

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