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Aeronautical engineering - 2019

Helicopter engines: helicopter technologies and integration


This course is intended for learners wishing to better understand the operation of helicopters and the particularities related to helicopter engines. It aims to provide the general knowledge necessary for people who use helicopters or work in areas closely related to the helicopter in the industrial, operational, official services or R&T areas, providing an overview of the performance capabilities and challenges of aircraft that are able to land and take off vertically as well as hover.


The course lasts 5 days (30 hours).


During the course, the facilitator will describe the physical phenomena related to the operation of the helicopter and its various components, limiting theoretical developments to what is necessary for understanding the performance capability of the helicopter, its limitations and its potential for progress. Discussion with learners is an important element of this training, aimed at staff already involved or required to be involved in helicopter technology. Where possible, program-related visits are organized.  


Course level: Basic

The course is intended for senior engineers and technicians with basic knowledge of aerodynamics, thermodynamics and aeronautics.


Blanche DEMARET:

Director of the Helicopters Program at Onera.

STAKEHOLDERS: from the industrial world (Safran Engine Helicopters, Airbus Helicopters) and Research (Onera)


  • General information on helicopters
    • Civil and military market
    • Missions
    • Uses
  • The market for helicopter engines (industry members and range)
  • Overall operation of the helicopter
    • Aero-mechanics of the helicopter
    • Helicopter architecture
    • Overall power balance
  • Helicopter engines
    • Principles and orders of magnitude
    • Thermodynamic cycle
    • Different engine types
  • Integration of the engine with the helicopter
    • Specificities of operation and use
  • Aerodynamics of compressors (in particular centrifugal) and helicopter turbines
  • Combustion chambers and polluting emissions
  • Combustion chambers and polluting emissions
  • Regulation of the helicopter turbine engine:
    • Engine command and control
    • Regulation
    • Power transfer
  • Engine maintenance specifications and impact on device geometry


Scheduled in French:

TOULOUSE:  7 to 11 October 2019


For the English realization, please, consult us.


€2,550 excluding tax (20% VAT)

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