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MD Helicopters
Partners With Composite Technology, Inc
MD HELICOPTERS, INC (MDHI) has an- and composite rotor blades for all lines of “We consider ourselves blade repair ex-
nounced that it has formed a rotor blade commercial helicopters. This includes, perts,” said Dave Martin, President of CTI.
repair station agreement with Composite Agusta, Bell, Eurocopter, Robinson, “And we are very pleased to have this new
Technology, Inc. Schweitzer and Sikorsky. partnership with MD Helicopters.”

CTI is well positioned to serve MDHI's
global customer base with 5 facilities
around the world. In addition to its new
150,000 square foot headquarters located
inside the free trade zone at the DFW air-
port, they have facilities established in the
United Kingdom, Brazil, Singapore, and
Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Texas location
is currently staffed with 140 people.
The agreement establishes CTI as an
“Authorized Blade Repair Center” for all
MD Helicopter series helicopters. The
companies will work closely in the sup-
port of blade repair. “CTI is recognized
for their resources and capabilities to pro-
vide a high level of service for MD Heli-
copter's products,” said Tim Ruddick, MD
Vice President of Customer Support.
CTI's initial focus will be to restore and
repair the MD 900® series blades. CTI
was a key participant in the initial devel-
opment of tooling and repairs for the MD
900 series blades.” Having the history, the
repairs and the tools made our decision on
a partnership a reasonably simple one,”
said Ruddick. The work will be done at
CTI's facility in Thruxton, England, which
is also home of Composite Technology
Limited (CTL).
CTI is currently authorized to provide
factory approved repair service for metal
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