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Next generation digital aircraft transformation in design, manufacturing, integration and maintenance


This topic is about a real digital transformation with a holistic and circular approach for the aviation ecosystem.

This topic aims to accelerate the design and manufacturing processes (including additive manufacturing) as well as allow flawless entry into service of new aircrafts and systems. The topic is in-line with the European new industrial policy and will bring even closer together the European supply chain (including innovative SMEs and start-ups). This topic may cover all aspects of digital aircraft, from design and manufacturing to operations and recycling. Digital-physical scaled demonstrator aircrafts for education, research and development are within the scope of this topic. Digital factory for all tiers and integrators and for all aircraft platform, from components to final assembly line (FAL) are also within the scope of this topic. As software becomes a vital part of the aircraft, new digital methods, tools and certification processes are of outmost importance. Synergies with the European High Performance Computing platform and European Digital Twin initiatives should be exploited.