Advanced Configuration

Flight Science & Technology has a long standing involvement in the development of new concepts and aircraft configurations in Aerospace Engineering.

In Summer 2000, FS&T began its involvement with the development of tilt-rotor technologeis as part of European projects working towards a European Civil Tilt-rotor capability. FS&T was actively involved in the development of tilt rotor handling qualities criteria, control laws and structural load alleviation issues with European projects such as Rotorcraft Handling Interaction and Loads Predictions (RHILP), Active Control Technology in Tilt-rotors (ACT-Tilt) and continues with NICE-TRIP. Other areas of interest include  aircraft-pilot couplings and pilot in the loop oscillations; development of criteria and design solutions.