En-route engine failure: drift to where it’s really safe
When an engine fails, a drift down to a lower altitude is required, as the remaining engine(s) will not be able to maintain a high-altitude cruising level. It is vitally important that the necessary drift-down altitude is never lower than surrounding terrain.
Here again, safe procedures need to be developed, and even certain limitations might be required (e.g. limiting aircraft en-route mass) to ensure safe operation on the respective routes.
Escape Scenarios: we help you get out of a tight spot
TRS Aviation Consulting has thorough experience in the creation of decompression and engine failure escape routes, as required for operations over high terrain.
Written procedures as well as charts can be created for all mountainous areas. These escape routes/procedures can be tailored according to customer specific scenarios as well as for various aircraft types.
Procedures include detailed crew guidance on the vertical and lateral flight profile to always ensure a safe flight and to support the diversion to an alternative en-route airport where a safe landing will then be possible.