1967-02-01

Failure Safety in V/STOL Operations 670349

The joint philosophies of “safe life,” “fail-safe,” and “failure safety,” are considered in the design of new rotary wing aircraft with particular regard to airline type operation. The methods of developing these characteristic in the aircraft are discussed -- including state-of-the-art and advanced concepts. The subjects include structural considerations of rotors, power transmission, airframe and landing gear; stability and control considerations; instruments and avionics; controls; and electrical and hydraulic systems. Lockheed believes these characteristics can be designed into rotary wing aircraft and thus provide flight safety that exceeds the excellent records of such operators as Los Angeles Airways, New York Airways, and San Francisco and Oakland Helicopter airlines.

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