Flight training simulator fidelity requirements to address ‘rotorcraft loss of control in-flight’



White, MD ORCID: 0000-0002-8611-9525, Cameron, N ORCID: 0000-0003-0112-2926, Padfield, GD, Lu, L and Advani, S
(2019) Flight training simulator fidelity requirements to address ‘rotorcraft loss of control in-flight’. In: 75th Vertical Flight Society Annual Forum, Philidelphia.

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Abstract

Copyright © 2019 by the Vertical Flight Society. All rights reserved. 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 (Unspecified)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Helicopter, Safety, Flight Simulation, Loss of Control
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2019 09:53
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 00:36
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3050455