The SHOL-X predictive analysis tool, validated during the helicopter-ship qualification process of the NH90 NFH across the entire Dutch fleet, is now commercially available.CONTACT US
Here at AeroMath we know what it takes to build helicopter-ship operational capacity because we like it. We believe we are at the forefront of novel technologies – not just what we do for our customers, but also in the way we aim to drive industry developments. A few solutions we can provide to realize maximum operational capacity for your helicopter-ship combination:
Put simply, at AeroMath we have the technology, people, processes and experience you need to ensure success of your helicopter-ship qualification test campaign. Welcome to your new partner.
It has occasionally happened that either due to prevailing weather conditions, ship availability or helicopter availability, the limits of the helicopter-ship combination could not be fully explored, thereby restricting the operational capability. The goal of AeroMath is to make available a novel test methodology that can be used for optimizing cost and time efficiency of helicopter-ship qualification testing without reducing safety. For this purpose, the so-called "SHOL-X" test methodology has been established, which includes the associated predictive software tool as developed during the doctoral research project.
The main advantage of the new test methodology, aided by the presented predictive tool, is that the operator can perform early evaluation of safety limits for helicopters operating on ships in a wide range of in-service conditions. In this way the qualification process is less dependent on the successful outcome of solely qualitative assessed test points during dedicated sea trials. As such, the test methodology can be used to allow a well-considered assessment of the gap between the safe flight envelope, as determined by the helicopter manufacturer, and the user-defined operational flight envelope for a particular helicopter-ship combination.