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In an expanding world with limited resources and increasing uncertainty, optimisation and uncertainty quantification become a necessity. Optimisation can turn a problem into a solution, thus the main focus of this ETN is to explore and develop new approaches to treat uncertainty in complex engineering systems and use novel optimisation techniques to efficiently deal with large scale problems with ...
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Aviation is a vital industrial sector of Europe’s society and economy. For several historical reasons the economic activities in this field are unevenly distributed across Europe. Statistics show that also the R&D effort, which always comes along with the aviation, mirrors this allocation. On one hand, there are countries and regions featuring low involvement in aviation research and also low part ...
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High-Speed Experimental Fly Vehicles - International (HEXAFLY-INT)

Start date: Apr 1, 2014, End date: Mar 31, 2019,

The HEXAFLY-INT project aims to flight test an experimental vehicle above Mach 7 to verify its potential for a high aerodynamic efficiency during a free-flight while guaranteeing a large internal volume. The feasibility for a 3m long vehicle was demonstrated during the European L0 precursor project HEXAFLY. Its realization will now be enabled on an international scale underlining the need for glob ...
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Future Sky Safety

Start date: Jan 1, 2015, End date: Dec 31, 2018,

The EC Flight Path 2050 vision aims to achieve the highest levels of safety to ensure that passengers and freight as well as the air transport system and its infrastructure are protected. However, trends in safety performance over the last decade indicate that the ACARE Vision 2020 safety goal of an 80% reduction of the accident rate is not being achieved. A stronger focus on safety is required. T ...
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Engine INSTallation And INtegration (EINSTAIN)

Start date: Jan 1, 2016, End date: Jun 30, 2018,

"Nowadays, almost all General Aviation piston-powered aircrafts are powered by Avgas fuel. For decades, piston engines like Lycoming and Continental were allowed to burn only this type of fuel, which is characterized by high-octane values, very low vapor pressure indexes and high costs because of its poor production quantity, tracked and certified production and high performances.The “compression ...
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AFLoNext is a four year EC L2 project with the objective of proving and maturing highly promising flow control technologies for novel aircraft configurations to achieve a quantum leap in improving aircraft’s performance and thus reducing the environmental footprint. The project consortium is composed by forty European partners from fifteen countries. The work has been broken down into seven work p ...
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The Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe is the European Technology Platform for Aeronautics and Air Transport (AAT) that provides guidance for the future of the European aeronautics research. ACARE previous roadmap, the Strategic Research Agenda, was highly of inspiration for EC work programme elaboration on Aeronautics and Aviation. In 2011 the European Commission published the Fl ...
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The proposed coordination action OPTICS will provide oversight of progress in research and innovation aiming to improve the safety and security of aviation in accordance with Flightpath 2050 challenges and goals, exploiting as far as possible the identified metrics, achievements, main topic areas and broad industry knowledge and expertise base established in the development industry's SRIA.OPTICS ...
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Icing conditions are one of the most severe for aircraft and engines as experienced in the certification process and in-service events. Certification tests are never simple because icing phenomena is a very complex domain and designers have access to a very low level of prediction capability compare to other fields, mainly relying on a very fragmented knowledge based on empirical past experience. ...
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High Altitude Ice Crystals (HAIC)

Start date: Aug 1, 2012, End date: Jan 31, 2017,

Commercial aircraft have been experiencing in-service events while flying in the vicinity of deep convective clouds since at least the early 1990s. Heated probes and engines are the areas of air-craft most prone to mixed phase and glaciated icing threat. In anticipation of regulation changes regarding mixed phase and glaciated icing conditions, the HAIC project will provide the necessary Acceptabl ...
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Air Transport Network – Next Generation (AIRTN-NEXTGEN)

Start date: Dec 1, 2013, End date: Nov 30, 2016,

The action will continue the network established under previous AirTN projects enlarging it to create a platform of networking and communication between national organisations and governmental institutions supporting research and innovation in the EU Member States and Associated Countries to the EU Framework Programme in the field of Aviation (e.g. Aeronautics and Air Transport - AAT).The successf ...
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Even though composite materials are more and more used in modern airframes, many significant improvements are still achievable. Firstly, the substitution of the assembly of many small composite parts by a single one-shot large part provides additional weight reduction. Secondly, the final assembly line process must be adapted to composite properties (lack of ductility, stiffness). Thirdly, if the ...
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Virtual prototyping (VP) is a key technology for environmental friendly and cost effective design in the aircraft industry. However, the underlying analysis and simulation tools (for loads, stresses, emissions, noise), are currently applied with a unique set of input data and model variables, although realistic operating conditions are a superposition of numerous uncertainties under which the indu ...
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Efficient Systems and Propulsion for Small Aircraft (ESPOSA)

Start date: Oct 1, 2011, End date: Jun 30, 2016,

The ESPOSA project will develop and integrate novel design and manufacture technologies for a range of small gas turbine engines up to approx. 1000 kW to provide aircraft manufacturers with better choice of modern propulsion units. It will also deal with engine related systems which contribute to the overall propulsion unit efficiency, safety and pilot workload reduction. Through the newly develop ...
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GReener Aeronautics International Networking-2 (GRAIN 2)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: May 31, 2016,

As mentioned in the Executive Summary of the Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda, Aviation has an important role to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions as well as noise and local air quality issues. The continuous increase of air passenger transport generates an increasing use of hydrocarbon fuel with excessive emission of CO2 and NOX (greenhouse gases, pollutants and noise). It is well k ...
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The All-Electric Aircraft is a major target for the next generation of aircraft to lower consumption of non-propulsive power and thus fuel burn. To eliminate hydraulic circuits, pumps and reservoirs, Electro Mechanical Actuators (EMA) are mandatory but now need to meet cost, reliability and weight requirements from the airframers.ACTUATION2015 aims to develop and validate a common set of standard ...
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Advanced Ablation Characterization and Modelling (ABLAMOD)

Start date: Jan 1, 2013, End date: Dec 31, 2015,

"As mentioned in the FP7 space call for Europe to be active in space in the long term, be it in earth-orbit or across the solar system, it is essential that space technologies with key capabilities are at its disposal. This goal requires developments by radical innovation which may then lead to “disruptive technologies”. In this frame new thermal shielding and low risk return strategies are define ...
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Inspection and Maintenance are important aspects when considering the availability of aircraft for revenue flights. Modern airframe design is exploiting new exciting developments in materials and structures to construct ever more efficient air vehicle able to enable ‘smart’ maintenance including self-repair capabilities. The improvement in the aircraft safety by self-healing structures and protect ...
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Smart Intelligent Aircraft Structures (SARISTU)

Start date: Sep 1, 2011, End date: Aug 31, 2015,

The project proposal concerns the challenges posed by the physical integration of smart intelligentstructural concepts. It addresses aircraft weight and operational cost reductions as well as animprovement in the flight profile specific aerodynamic performance.This concerns material concepts enabling a conformal, controlled distortion of aerodynamicallyimportant surfaces, material concepts enablin ...
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RECEPTivity and amplitude-based transition prediction (RECEPT)

Start date: Feb 1, 2011, End date: Apr 30, 2015,

"The RECEPT project will deliver upstream aerodynamics research that will contribute (i) to the drive to strengthen the competitiveness of European manufacturing industry, (ii) to the need to improve the environmental impact of aircraft with regards to emissions.Within the RECEPT project, knowledge about transition phenomena and theoretical/numerical tools obtained during the last 50 years since t ...
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"HIKARI (“light” in Japanese) aims at pursuing and bringing one step further cooperation between Europe and Japan in the field of high speed transport (HST).Such a disruptive approach to commercial air transport will foster innovation, ensure leadership in high technology areas, and contribute to ACARE goals by studying alternative fuels and low emissions propulsive technologies. But for such a pr ...
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Smart Aircraft in Emergency Situations (SMAES)

Start date: Feb 1, 2011, End date: Oct 31, 2014,

"Ditching analysis is requested for large transport aircraft by EASA. The respective requirements are specified under § ‘’CS 25.801 Ditching’’. They are primarily devoted to a minimisation of risks for immediate injuries and the provision of fair chances for an evacuation. A significant part of average air travel is over water and historically a planned or unplanned water-landing event occurs gros ...
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OPtimisation for low Environmental Noise impact AIRcraft (OPENAIR)

Start date: Apr 1, 2009, End date: Sep 30, 2014,

Reducing noise from aircraft operations perceived by airport neighbouring communities is a major challenge facing the aircraft manufacturing industry, social society and the air transport business. By adopting a whole aircraft approach based on the latest developments in active / adaptive technologies, flow control techniques and advances in computational aero-acoustics applied to the major causes ...
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"The future air transport system will be confronted with new challenges: it must be safer, greener and more effective than the current system. There will be more global industrial competition and fossil fuel reserves will diminish leading to increased fuel prices. New radical ideas, methods and technologies are needed to respond to these challenges and to keep Europe world leader in aviation. One ...
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All Condition Operations and Innovative Cockpit Infrastructure (ALICIA)

Start date: Sep 1, 2009, End date: Aug 31, 2014,

"ALICIA addresses the ACARE objective of increasing time efficiency within the future air transport system. The aim will be to develop a new and scalable cockpit application which can extend operations of aircraft in degraded conditions – “All Conditions Operations”. A key objective will be to deliver an extensible application that can be applied to many aircraft types. This will necessarily enta ...
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Planetary Entry Integrated Models (Phys4Entry)

Start date: May 1, 2010, End date: Apr 30, 2014,

One of the major technological challenges associated with the access to planetary surfaces is the entry of the space vehicle in the planetary atmospheres at superorbital speeds. The problem is the very large heat released to the vehicle surface by the surrounding gas either as convective heating or as radiation. Optimization of the thermal shield design can have a profound impact on the overall mi ...
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AEROdynamic Surfaces by advanced MUltifunctional COatings (AEROMUCO)

Start date: Jan 1, 2011, End date: Apr 30, 2014,

"The main objective of the AEROMUCO project is to develop and evaluate a number of alternative – and highly innovative – active and passive multi-functional surface protection systems for future generation of aircraft, leading to a significant improvement in fuel efficiency and a reduction in CO2 and NOx emissions. Two technological routes to achieve this goal will be explored:• The reduction of t ...
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High-Speed Experimental Fly Vehicles (HEXAFLY)

Start date: Oct 1, 2012, End date: Mar 31, 2014,

"The HEXAFLY project aims to mature an experimental high-speed self-propelled vehicle in combination with several multi-disciplinary technologies. By this approach, the grounds for a future flight test will be prepared and potential technological risks identified in time. This potential will increase drastically the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of developments realized in previous high-speed a ...
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"In the domain of civilian aeronautics, the increasing noise restrictions around airports are a challenging problem for aircraft and engine manufacturers. Despite significant progresses since the definition of ACARE objectives, jet noise remains the main source of noise for an aircraft at take-off and many works have been dedicated to its understanding and its reduction. First generation of noise ...
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Air Transport Net (AirTN) (AirTN)

Start date: Jan 1, 2010, End date: Dec 31, 2013,

The AirTN ERA-Net was established under FP6 as a network of Member States whose ministries and agencies manage public funded national research activities and programmes in Aeronautics and Air Transport. The results from AirTN in FP6 are prerequisites for the implementation of joint activities to enhance co-operation and coordination of national and regional research programmes. AirTN in FP7 will s ...
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Long-Term Advanced Propulsion Concepts and Technologies II (LAPCAT-II)

Start date: Oct 1, 2008, End date: Dec 31, 2013,

"Lacpat II is a logical follow-up of the previous EC-project which has as objective to reduce antipodal flights to less than 2 to 4 hours. Among the several studied vehicles, only two novel aircraft for a Mach 5 and 8 flight are retained in the present proposal. Starting from the available Mach 5 vehicle and its related precooled turboramjet, assumed performance figures of different components ...
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Air Cargo Technology Road Map (CargoMap)

Start date: Oct 1, 2011, End date: Dec 31, 2013,

The Air Cargo technology Roadmap proposal focuses on the future role of air freight and the definition of a technology roadmap for future cargo aircraft responding to end user requirements and environmental needs. In order to improve seamless flow of goods, Inter-and Co-modality approaches will be considered within the SESAR operational concept.Main issues of the CARGO Map (CSA-SA) proposal are:• ...
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4 Dimension Contracts - Guidance and Control (4DCO-GC)

Start date: Nov 1, 2010, End date: Oct 31, 2013,

"The 4DCo-GC project aims at exploring the concept of ""4D Contract guidance and control of the aircraft"" as a step change in air transport operations by providing a more radical and environmentally efficient solution for the management of the airspace. Scientific objectives of 4DCo-GC are to:- model 4D contract concepts (strategic, tactical and emergency levels)- develop algorithms (strategic, t ...
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Canadian Networking Aeronautics Project for Europe (CANNAPE)

Start date: May 1, 2011, End date: Jun 30, 2013,

"The proposal creates a platform for enhancing aeronautics and air transport research and development cooperation between the EU and Canada, and to explore the potential for and to promote the participation of Canadian stakeholders with their European counterparts in common activities. The objectives for CANNAPE are:• To explore the potential for enhancing EU and Canadian cooperation through anal ...
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"DeSiReH focus on both, the numerical design tools and the experimental measurement techniques for cryogenic conditions, with the objective to improve the industrial design process for laminar wings in terms of product quality, efficiency, and development cost reduction. The work focuses on the design of high lift devices. DeSiReH addresses the following quantified objectives which will make a sig ...
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"In the frame of Activity 9.2.1 – Strengthening of Space foundations / Research to support space science and exploration - SPA.2009.2.1.01 Space Exploration, the actions proposed on RASTAS SPEAR project try to enlarge the basic capabilities on few known topics with low Technology Readiness Level and to strengthen European Industry and Research for coming or future Space Exploration missions with f ...
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Small Air Transport - Roadmap (SAT-Rdmp)

Start date: Jan 1, 2011, End date: Mar 31, 2013,

The Small Air Transport (SAT) focuses on the new mode affordable, accessible, energy effective component of Air Transport System. It fills niche between Surface and Scheduled Air Transport.This future SAT system will provide a wide choice of transportation mode - and the wider use of small aircraft, served by small airports, to create access to more communities in less time.The goal of the propos ...
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Useful PLASMa for AEROdynamic control (PLASMAERO)

Start date: Oct 1, 2009, End date: Dec 31, 2012,

"PLASMAERO seeks to demonstrate how surface & spark discharge plasma actuators could be used to control aircraft aerodynamic flow. This will be achieved through an enhanced understanding of their physical characteristics and an in-depth study of how they may be optimised to influence the air flow properties. The project will run for 36 months and will show the advantages and notably the ease of im ...
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GReener Aeronautics International Networking (GRAIN)

Start date: Oct 1, 2010, End date: Dec 31, 2012,

"Aerochina1&2 have been networking projects co-funded by FP7 and AVIC (China) and coordinated by CIMNE. Many of the GRAIN partners have participated in them. These collaborative projects gathered experts on the two Europe (13) and China (17) sides to foster cooperation and debate future trends in the field of integrated multi physics modeling, computer simulations and code validation, experimental ...
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Generic Linking of Finite Element based Models (glFEM)

Start date: Sep 1, 2009, End date: Dec 31, 2012,

"AREA 7.1.4.1 aims to ensure cost efficiency in air transport focussing on reduction of aircraft acquisition costs. Innovative solutions and technologies must result in lower lead time and costs of the aircraft from design to production, with a more competitive supply chain. The current proposal relates to topic AAT2008.4.1.1: ""Design Systems and Tools"". For this topic it is stated in the Work ...
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