Project Overview

SARAH (Increased Safety and robust certification for ditching of aircrafts and helicopters) is a Horizon 2020 collaborative project, aiming at establishing novel holistic, simulation-based approaches to the analysis of aircraft ditching. The project is coordinated by IBK-Innovation and its consortium is built up from a consortium of experts from OEM industries, experienced suppliers of simulation technologies, established research institutions and representatives of the certification authorities. Results of SARAH are expected to support a performance-based regulation and certification for next generation aircraft and helicopter and to enhance the safe air transport as well as to foster the trustworthiness of aviation services.

The main expected outcomes of the project are:

  • more robust and reliable solutions for aircrafts and helicopters, based on an improved understanding on novel methodology and technologies
  • an improved understanding of environmental phenoma as well as solutions to protect the aircraft/helicopter by analysing wave effects, ground effects and handling qualities 

in order to increase the safety of aircrafts and helicopters in ditching/ floatation situations.

The SARAH project begun in October 2016 and will conclude its activities, having a lifespan of three years, in September 2019. The total budget of the project is approximately 6.6M€, funded by the European Commission under H2020-EU.3.4. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Smart, Green And Integrated Transport (Grant Agreement number 724139).





This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 724139.

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