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The Need for Increased Fidelity in Flight Training Devices to address the ‘Rotorcraft Loss of Control Inflight’ problem

White, MD, Cameron, N, Padfield, GD, Lu, L and Advani, S (2019) The Need for Increased Fidelity in Flight Training Devices to address the ‘Rotorcraft Loss of Control Inflight’ problem. In: 75th Annual Proceedings . (The Vertical Flight Society's 75th Annual Forum & Technology Display, 13 May 2019 - 16 May 2019, Philadelphia, PA, USA).

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Abstract

This paper examines the trends in rotorcraft accident statistics, particularly regarding Loss of Control In-flight accidents (LOC-I), with the aim of stimulating interest in new research relevant to this area. Despite recent safety initiatives, LOC-I rotorcraft accidents have been identified as a significant and growing contribution to accident rates. The fixed-wing commercial airline community faced a similar situation starting in the late 1990s and, through a coordinated international effort, developed a new training program to help reduce accident rates. Lessons learned from the fixed-wing work are presented to highlight the need for improved rotorcraft modeling tools to reduce rotorcraft accidents through higher-quality, simulator-based training programs. The findings from previous and ongoing rotorcraft modeling and simulation research are presented, and areas for further research are identified. A proposal is made in the paper for a workshop to bring together the key rotorcraft stakeholders to develop future steps in tackling rotorcraft LOC-I accidents.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions: Maritime & Mechanical Engineering
Publisher: The Vertical Flight Society
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 10:47
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 10:47
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11171

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