Government and military sales of FastFin tail rotor enhancement and stability systems are taking off, up 30 percent over two years, according to officials at BLR Aerospace. Some 200 of the 600 FastFin systems in operation worldwide are flown for government or military missions. Recent sales to the UK Ministry of Defense (four Bell 412 systems with follow-on options) and the Philippine Air Force (eight UH-1H systems with options for 13 more) illustrate how FastFin can benefit operators with diverse mission profiles and operational challenges. The UK Ministry of Defense, for example, operates Bell 412s in Cyprus, carrying heavy loads at high-density altitudes. The Philippine Air Force operates at Sea Level, and is faced with challenging winds. Other government operators include the U.S. Department of State, Colombia, and Peru, among others.
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