Flying Safely Beyond the Limits

Posted by Yoshiyuki Kagawa, Flutter Team Lead - Flight Dynamics Group on May 26, 2017, 9:45:00 AM

Flying the aircraft at varying altitudes and speeds beyond maximum operation limits, the high-speed flutter test demonstrated sufficient margin on the normal operating envelope of the MRJ. Testing for flutter – a phenomenon that occurs when aerodynamic forces cause rapid self-excited destructive vibration – required a heavily instrumented aircraft operated by well-trained crew that was monitored by engineering specialists on the ground. 

 

Tags: Testing, Engineering, FTA-2, Design, Nagoya Airfield, Program Developments