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3. Aerodynamics and Aero Test Office

Chief and two assistant aerodynamicists. Test engineer. Mathematics and Computer programming and calculation facility.

4. Test Instrumentation and Electrics

Instrumentation technician and two aircraft electricians, with modest test gear, load and displacement transducers, strain gauge amplifiers, galvo recorders, vibration and sound measurement equipment. Photographic facilities.

5. Joinery and Plastics Shop

A specialist section of joiner/patternmakers organised [[organized]] for helicopter blade and glass reinforced plastics structure. Construction, including development of techniques. Special processes, including casting of synthetic elastomers.

6. Metalwork Manufacture and Assembly

Works Manager, helicopter ground engineers, fitters, sheet metalworkers with small machine shop, clean assembly room, stores system, etc.

7. Inspector

Chief and assistant inspectors, with quality assurance responsibility for commercial as well as aeronautical material and components. Modest certified calibration and metrology equipment; fluorescent crack detection facility. Quality assurance system approved by Air Registration Board.

8. Contract Control, Planning, Cost Control, Purchasing, Sub-Contracting

A small staff covers these supporting activities efficiently and with the minimum of procedural formality. A close relationship has been established over a number of years with a network of selected sub-contractors.
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