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High Speed Ditching Facility Inaugural Event

The Consortium of the SARAH project is delighted to invite you to the High Speed Ditching Facility (HSDF) Inaugural event which will take place at the CNR-INM premises in Rome, Italy the 4th of October 2018.

4 October 2018 - 4 October 2018
The main aim of this event is to present, to both EU and Italian level, the research activities performed within the SARAH project. The focus will be targeted on the recent upgrade of the High Speed Ditching Facility (HSDF) at the CNR Institute of Marine Engineering, enabling unprecedented opportunities for state-of-the-art large-scale validation tests on aircraft ditching. The upgraded facility is unique in Europe and worldwide as such a research facility could become an important asset for the European aviation research community, e.g. Aircraft OEMs (and the supply chain), RTOs and universities, including the certification authorities (e.g. EASA) which are involved in ditching tests standardisation and certification.

The event is two-fold:
- the HSDF inaugural event which will be held in the morning followed by a facility tour,
- a technical workshop in the afternoon.

During the inaugural event, policymakers, EU and stakeholders, including certification authorities, will participate among others, whilst during the technical workshop, the SARAH project activities and main achievements (on both model development and testing activities) will be presented. EU research institutions working in the same field will also be invited to present their activities and to share knowledge.

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Due to the limited capacity of the event, pre-registration is required. For the registration form please visit:


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