Nitros: An innovative training program to enhance rotorcraft safety

Giuseppe Quaranta, Marilena Pavel, George Barakos, Mark White, Max Mulder

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Helicopters are currently used in important applications providing a valuable contribution to society and economic growth. Thanks to their operational flexibility it is possible to accomplish increasingly complex missions. If the expansion of the usage of rotorcraft is to follow the pace of growth achieved by the fixed-wing public transport in the last years, several issues need to be urgently addressed to increase the use and the public acceptance of rotorcraft. Aspects related to complexity of the operations and safety are of primary importance, since in the last 20 years helicopter accident rates, worldwide, remained unacceptably high, when compared to fixed-wing aircraft. The complexity of the phenomena involved in rotorcraft flight calls for the training of engineers with a genuine multidisciplinary background. This paper presents the doctoral research and training program NITROS, which is set up under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action of the European Union to address complex solutions to rotorcraft safety.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
JournalAnnual Forum Proceedings - AHS International
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventAHS International 74th Annual Forum & Technology Display - Phoenix, United States
Duration: 14 May 201817 May 2018
Conference number: 74


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