NEW - Summer 2013
First NICETRIP Powered Wind Tunnel Tests Successfully Completed
A team of European Industry and academic researchers lead by AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, have successfully completed wind tunnel tests of a 1/5th scale model of a tiltwing/tiltrotor aircraft called ERICA (Enhanced Rotorcraft Innovative Concept Achievement) at the DNW-LLF (German-Dutch Wind Tunnels Large Low-speed Facility) wind tunnel in July 2013.... read more.
NICETRIP is a European Collaboration on Tilt-Rotor
All European rotorcraft manufacturers and most of the major European research organisations and universities are working together in a integrated project, partially funded by the European Commission: the NICETRIP project.
NICETRIP specifically addresses the acquisition of new knowledge and technology validation concerning tilt-rotor aircraft. The main project objectives of the project are:
Project NICETRIP is fully relevant to the strategic objective 220.127.116.11: "Integration of technologies towards future tilt-rotor aircraft", of the work programme of call 3 of the Thematic Priority Aeronautics and Space.
The organisation and resources proposed to achieve the project objectives include a 54-month work plan made up of seven work packages and a consortium of 30 participants.