contingency rating

contingency rating

A power rating on helicopters or vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (VTOL), which is resorted to in an emergency, such as when one engine fails. Special checks are required on engine(s) after this rating has been used beyond a stipulated period.
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They asked subjects to make contingency ratings for a number of different action-outcome contingencies.
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