Speaker Nick Crawford, vice president & general manager, Kenting Helicopters,  called for more reliable engines, stating that in Canada be­tween January 1976 and March 1980, 101 of the 365 helicopter acci­dents that took place were due to engine failures. "Contemporary rotor systems and airframes are not reliable. We're experiencing too many failures in both tail rotor and main rotor blades." 

AHS' (now VFS) 37th Annual Forum and Technology Display held May 17-20, 1981 at New Orleans, Louisiana USA

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Speaker Nick Crawford, vice president & general manager, Kenting Helicopters, called for more reliable engines, stating that in Canada be­tween January 1976 and March 1980, 101 of the 365 helicopter acci­dents that took place were due to engine failures. "Contemporary rotor systems and airframes are not reliable. We're experiencing too many failures in both tail rotor and main rotor blades."

AHS' (now VFS) 37th Annual Forum and Technology Display held May 17-20, 1981 at New Orleans, Louisiana USA

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