Accession Number:

ADA288350

Title:

Flight in an Adverse Environment (Le Vol en Environment Hostile).

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

163.0

Abstract:

The environment in which an airplane must operate is a major cause of aircraft accidents. This lecture series focuses on specific aspects of the environment, both natural and man-made, which are the major contributors to these accidents. These are as follows Wake turbulence and the generation of trailing vortex systems The results of an extensive flight test program concerning winter storms off the east coast of Canada including effect on aircraft operations The Canadian Atlantic Storms Program CASP includes effects of airframe icing, strong winds, turbulence, wind shear, precipitation, reduced visibility, reduced ceilings and electrification Electromagnetic effects including electrical discharge properties, in-flight test programs, inflight lightning models and lightning simulation techniques Response of an aircraft to wind shear and methods of detection and quantifying this natural hazard Heavy rain effects on aircraft systems performances in the light of full-scale and model tests with analysis of the results on aerodynamic performance and operations Measurements of atmospheric turbulence, treatment of aircraft response to random turbulence and discrete gusts. This Lecture Series, sponsored by the Flight Vehicle Integration Panel of AGARD, has been implemented by the Consultant and Exchange Programme.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Aircraft
  • Safety Engineering
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE