Background Information and User's Guide (BIUG) for Handling Qualities Requirements for Military Rotorcraft
Commander, U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command Redstone Arsenal
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A new handling qualities specification for military rotorcraft has been adopted by the United StatesU.S. Army Aviation Systems Command AVSCOM as Aeronautical Design Standard ADS-33C. Thisspecification contains the requirements that are designed to accommodate a variety of rotorcraft types, missionflight phases, and flight environmental characteristics. Criteria are given for three levels of flying qualities and asystematic treatment of failures and reliability. In addition to the quantitative criteria, a set of flightdemonstration maneuvers have been specified to give an overall assessment of handling qualities for selectedmission tasks. This report explains the background and rationale for the requirements, provides the data onwhich they are based, and gives guidance for applications.