The Automated Rotorcraft

6 July 2016 - 7 July 2016

Royal Aeronautical Society


Short, Mid and Long Term Solutions

The Rotorcraft group will be holding this conference on 6th -7th July 2016 and it will be the second in the series of 'Automation & Offshore Operations' conferences held by the group.

The increased use of automated systems in complex rotorcraft operations was explored by the RAeS in the conference in July 2014. This conference raised many issues, notably amongst which were the present standard of training for aircrew, human factors involved in automated operations and the complexity of cockpit displays. 

The time is ripe to examine what progress has been made in answering these questions focusing especially at short, medium and long term solutions.  Accident reports following a number of recent high profile accidents have highlighted additional areas of concern that, whilst not necessarily automation issues in their own right, are connected.  Among these are issues with the use of GNSS approaches onshore, together with operational and procedural matters. 

To view the programme, please click here.

Confirmed Speakers include:

- Dr Hazel Courteney, CEO, State Safety Global

- Capt Ian Scott FRAeS, Head of Aircraft Services UPX, Shell International

- Simon Sparkes, Head of Rotary Wing, Nova Systems

- Rick Newson, Flight Operations Manager - Helicopter, Civil Aviation Authority UK

-  Alex Stobo, Director of Operations, Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore

-   Lt Steve Baldie, Training Officer 846 Naval Air Squadron

-  Adam Poole, WW Customer Support & Service, AgustaWestland

Purchase the Proceedings for the 2014 Conference here. Sponsorship Opportunities are available for this conference, please contact the Conference and Events Team for more information.

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