Accession Number : ADA182546

Title :   Engineering and Development Program Plan: Helicopter Icing Certification Research.

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Report Date : JUN 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) program discussed in this plan is established to provide an identification of the helicopter icing problem as it is currently known, the methodology, and the resource requirements for conduct of the efforts necessary for resolution of known problem areas. This program plan defines four specific subprograms: (1) Icing Atmospheric Research for helicopters (which may be applicable to other low-altitude, slow-flying, fixed-wing aircraft); (2) Test and Operational Technology necessary to enhance safety during helicopter icing testing and ice protection operations system technology for application to helicopters; (3) the technology such as simulation testing and analytical techniques for development and testing of helicopter for flight in icing conditions; and (4) the development of technology for use by the FAA in its regulatory and advisory documentation efforts to assure safe, timely, and cost effective certification of helicopter ice protection. Results of efforts under this program are intended to be directed primarily to regulatory authorities of the FAA for implementation as appropriate and necessary.

Descriptors :   *HELICOPTERS, *ICE FORMATION, *ICE PREVENTION, PLANNING, FLIGHT, TEST AND EVALUATION, ATMOSPHERES, REQUIREMENTS, FIXED WING AIRCRAFT, SIMULATION, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, AVIATION SAFETY, ALL WEATHER AVIATION, METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, LOW ALTITUDE, COST EFFECTIVENESS, RESOURCES, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Military Aircraft Operations
      Helicopters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE