This is the first time in the 33-year history of the Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition that anyone has actually managed to win it.
The story was better for Canada’s G-7 competitors, with the U.S. jumping up five spots to rank fifth in this year’s study
This most recent move includes 20 partnerships among colleges, universities and businesses.
The company’s main clients are the Canadian, American, British, German and Swiss armed forces.
The fierce rivals will save millions of dollars that can be spent on other engineering initiatives and to keep their prices low.
New blade design could reduce blade costs by up to 40 per cent, making wind energy as economical as fossil fuels without government subsidies.
Rolls-Royce’s 90,0000-square-ft Advanced Airfoil Machining Facility (AAMF) will produce turbine blades and nozzle guide vanes.
The development is co-funded by the DOE with hopes of eliminating the need for importing the expensive metals.
Second victim still in intensive care at burn unit of Enfant-Jésus de Québec hospital in Québec City
The $8-million project is funded by the U.S. Department of Defence and involves five U.S. universities.