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Network for Innovative Training on ROtorcraft Safety

Objective

Helicopters and the other vertical flight vehicles, like tilt-rotors, compound helicopters, hybrids and rapidly expanding class of
easy to fly vertical take-off personal vehicles, are expected to see widespread use in the future especially as means of
transport, exploiting the formidable capability to provide point-to-point connections.
However, if the expansion of the usage of rotorcraft vehicles were to follow the pace of grow followed by the fixed-wing
public transport in the last years, there are several issues that need to be addressed urgently to increase the use and the
public acceptance of rotorcraft. In particular, aspects related to complexity of the operations and safety are of primary
importance, due to the fact that in the last 20 years helicopter accident rates, worldwide, remained unacceptably high,
especially when compared with fixed-wing aircraft.
The complexity of the phenomena that rule the functioning of rotorcraft calls for the development of engineers with a genuine
multidisciplinary background. The key objectives of the NITROS training network are: to train the next generation of
European aeronautical scientists and engineers on this type of flying machines developing the entrepreneurial attitude in
them that is essential to introduce disruptive technological innovations; to train engineers to avoid overlooking the impact
that their design choices may have on flight safety; to introduce innovations in rotorcraft design that will enhance the safety
of helicopters, to obtain a significant reduction of the accident rate; to create a network of excellence of European institution
dedicated to rotorcraft. All these goals can be reached by exposing the young researches to a dynamic network composed
not only by some of the most renewed European engineering schools and research centres working in the rotorcraft field, but
also to a good mix of industrial partners composed by rotorcraft manufacturers, operators and certification enitites.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 032 245,28

Participants (3)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 021 497,12
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

STICHTING KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS LUCHT - EN RUIMTEVAARTCENTRUM
Netherlands
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059 CM Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY
United Kingdom
Address
Aviation House, Gatwick Airport South
RH6 0YR Crawley
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Renewable Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
19 Hale House
SW1V 2HS London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROCONTROL - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE SAFETY OF AIR NAVIGATION
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Fusée 96
1130 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)