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Development of an innovative and safe ultralight two-seater turbine helicopter

Objective

Ultralight helicopters are used for a variety of transportation needs, attracting users from the recreational, private and public market segments because of their agility and convenient storage and transportation capacities. However, most ultralight helicopters on the market today are designed and manufactured with technology dating back to the 1980s. This creates a serious safety issue in adverse weather conditions. Indeed, ultralight helicopter accidents caused an estimated 57 deaths in Europe in 2013. The principal cause of these accidents is “Loss of Control-In Flight”. Many of these accidents could have been prevented with better ultralight helicopter designs and more powerful engines.

The DISRUPT (Development of an innovative and safe ultralight, two-seater turbine helicopter) project is a state-of-the-art concept to manufacture a new and improved ultralight helicopter. Our helicopter design, turbine engine and parachute safety mechanism will make ultralight helicopter flights safer for passengers and reduce the number of tragedies caused by loss of pilot control.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft/rotorcraft

Call for proposal

H2020-FTIPilot-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

SOCIETA PER AZIONI CURTI -COSTRUZIONI MECCANICHE
Address
Via Emilia Ponente 750
48014 Castel Bolognese Ra
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 080 400

Participants (2)

PRVNI BRNENSKA STROJIRNA VELKA BITES A.S.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 546 201,25
Address
Vlkovska 279
59512 Velka Bites
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JUNKERS PROFLY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 246 750
Address
Georg-nuetzel-str. 10
95361 Koednitz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)