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Helicopters. 50th anniversary of the Fenestron

Originally called the “Fenestrou”, it has become emblematic signature

On the 12th of April 1968, the first Fenestron took to the skies on the second prototype of the Gazelle. It has since become emblematic of Sud Aviation, Aerospatiale, Eurocopter and now Airbus helicopters with the H-160 carrying this soundreducing, safety-enhancing technology into the next generation of rotorcraft. The idea behind shrouding the tail rotor was initially developed to provide additional...

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