Assessment of the Feasibility of an Extended Range Helicopter Operational Standard for Offshore Flights

Morelli, M. et al. (2018) Assessment of the Feasibility of an Extended Range Helicopter Operational Standard for Offshore Flights. In: 44th European Rotorcraft Forum, Delft, The Netherlands, 18-20 Sep 2018,

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The accident rate of rotorcraft has improved signi1cantly over the years but at a slow pace, and in any case the number of accidents per 2ight hours is one or two orders of magnitude higher than that of commercial aircraft, a consideration that could be reasonably related to the inherent higher risk associate with rotorcraft operations. This represent a strong evidence of the necessity to introduce airworthiness operation standards also in the rotorcraft community, as an effective mean to improve safety records, borrowing from the experience done in the commercial air transport community with the introduction of ETOPS. In this paper, a 1rst proposal of development of a safety standard for helicopter offshore operation is discussed together with the possible support to this development that could be given by the EU H2020 project NITROS.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barakos, Professor George and Morelli, Myles and Taymourtash, Neda
Authors: Morelli, M., Ghiasvand, S., Nabi, H. N., Taymourtash, N., Masarati, P., Quaranta, G., Barakos, G., Fasiello, S., Huercas, S., White, M., Ezgi, A., Ying, Y., Friesen, D., Scaramuzzino, P. F., and Pavel, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
728261NITROSGeorge BarakosEuropean Commission (EC)721920ENG - AEROSPACE SCIENCES