Testing helicopter components using ZwickRoell testing technology

Marenco Swisshelicopter AG is developing a new type of helicopter featuring outstanding hot and high performance, designed to provide numerous operators around the world with a flexible platform for fast, straightforward delivery of transport, sightseeing flights and surveillance operations. It is essential that the helicopter is cost-effective and maintenance-friendly in service. The fuselage and many other components consist entirely of carbon-fiber composite, with quality maintained at a high level by means of coupon tests and component tests. An intensive operation is currently underway to set up a test center focused on continuous improvement of internal expertise. ZwickRoell is assisting with innovative testing technology.