About Rotorcraft Operations Limited

Incorporated in July of 2010 Rotorcraft Operations Limited was formed as an output of the research and development undertaken by its Director Bob Burrage. The purpose is to form an organisation equipped and structured to take the Escort concept to the next logical stage.

Rotorcraft Operations Limited wishes to attract and partner with R&D organisations, manufacturers, and government agencies already involved with the aviation industry who are interested in, and can see the benefit of, the Escort concept.

Name & Registered Office:

1 The Chestnuts
OX14 3YN

Company Registration No. 07326348


Bob Burrage - Director

Armed with a BSc in Maths and Physics, the first interesting task of Bob′s career in the aerospace industry was a VTOL simulation. This involved helping build and program a simulation of the Hawker Siddeley HS 681. With 4 vectored thrust engines and 18 lift engines, the simulation task was to find the safest strategy to recover from loss of a lifter engine.

Since then, involvement in the systems design of engine and flight controls for rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft has been good training for the present studies.

His most recent projects have been private venture: an asymmetric compound helicopter, a long range VTOL fan-in-wing design and centre-line tiltrotor concepts.

Presently he is a director of Rotorcraft Operations Ltd based in Oxfordshire, UK.

Jenny Burrage - Director

As a director and company secretary of Rotorcraft Operations Ltd, Jenny provides the drum-beat for meetings and commitments that otherwise might suffer to the pressure of engineering targets.

Qualified as Bachelor and Master of Education, with years of practical experience, Jenny loves people and knows how to get them to do what they ought!

Download papers and presentations

Reference Downloads
American Helicopter Society
International, Forum 69, Phoenix AZ, 21-23 May, 2013
Figure of Merit of Meshing Rotors ‐ effects of overlap, blade twist and cant (lateral tilt) AdobeAbstract Forum 69 - pdf 720K
The Aeronautical Journal, April 2013, Volume 117 Enabling technologies for a Centre-line Tiltrotor AdobePaper TAJ No 1190 - pdf 454K
University of Liverpool, November 2012, UK Seminar on Centre-line Tiltrotor concept
University of Liverpool, November 2011, UK Seminar on Centre-line Tiltrotor concept
RAeS Oxford Branch, 20 September 2011, Oxford, UK A Centre-line Tiltrotor - background and progress to Sept. 2011 Adobe Slides RAeS Oxf11 - pdf 6700K
The European Rotorcraft Forum, 13-15 September 2011, Galarate, Italy 10th Scale Model Tests of a Centreline Tiltrotor Adobe Paper ERF37 - pdf 487K

Adobe Slides ERF37 - pdf 3300K

The Future Rotorcraft, 15-16 June 2011, RAeS, London Enabling technologies for a Centre-line Tiltrotor Adobe Paper FTR11 - pdf 705K
International Powered Lift Conference, October 5-7, 2010. Philadelphia, PA, USA Studies of a Gunship Escort concept for the MV-22
(Centre-line Tiltrotor concept)
Adobe Paper IPLC10 - pdf 700K

Adobe Slides IPLC10 - pdf 1200K

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