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Personal Plane: Assessment and Validation of Pioneering Concepts for Personal Air Transport Systems

Objective

"The PPlane project is a direct follow up study to Out-of-the-Box project that aimed to identify potential new concepts and technologies for future air transport and focused on a number of radical changes to the system rather than taking incremental steps.

As a result of the Out-of-the-Box project, PPlane implements a systematic approach to radical and novel ideas for Personal Air Transport System (PATS). The project starts with the definition of several operational concepts and implements an optimisation model and several selection criteria to suggest and analyse new concepts for the personal air transport system of the future. The main selection criteria include: “Security and safety”, “Automation and Control”, “Environment”, and “Human Factors”. Horizontal areas such as technologies, regulation and affordability are considered in each of the above criteria. The resulting concepts are analysed and compared resulting in recommendations for implementation across Europe.

The PPlane team is led by ONERA and comprises well known organisations in the field of aviation from different domains including industry, research and academic institutes. Additional external experts will be invited to the advisory board.

PPlane’s objectives and methodology are an excellent match with the objectives of AAT.2008.6.3.3. ""Personal air transport systems"" and in particular with AREA: 7.1.6.3 “Promising Pioneering Ideas in Air Transport” matching the expected impact of “assessing the viability or paving the way towards the realisation of the new ideas and concepts identified by ACARE”. Moreover, the definition of the PATS concepts will be built according to the ATM structure planned in SESAR."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 573 586
Administrative Contact
Jean-Michel Goulon (Mr.)

Participants (12)

ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD.
Israel
EU contribution
€ 271 434
Address
Ben Gurion International Airport
70100 Lod
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ben Keshales (Mr.)
Airnet trgovina in storitve d.o.o.
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 274 710
Address
Ljubljanska Cesta 62
SI-3000 Celje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tanja Salamon (Ms.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 102 398
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elisabetta De Toma (Dr.)
VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 93 600
Address
Antoninska 548/1
601 90 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonin Pistek (Prof.)
C.I.R.A. CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 364 496
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Federico Tammaro (Dr.)
INTERGAM COMMUNICATIONS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 288 100
Address
Zamarot 12/62
46424 Herzliya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Moshe Harel (Dr.)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 242 240
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dorota Bak (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 202 523
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Richter (Mr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 142 875
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María Paz Blanco (Ms.)
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 396 403
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
H Van Dijk (Dr.)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 177 600
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fassois Spilios (Prof.)
REA-TECH MERNOKI ES EPITESZETI KFT.
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 149 040
Address
Iv Bela Kiraly Ut 44
2049 Diosd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jozsef Rohacs (Dr.)