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The SAfer FUEL system

Objetivo

Fuel Systems (FS) are critical for aircraft safety. Fire, ice and system failures are typical safety hazards associated to FS. FS accidents, though only representing 2% of accidents/incidents, continue to be a recurrent concern, especially as: the complexity of FS escalades to cope with increasing needs, including more stringent safety requirements ; flight conditions evolve with new routes at high altitude, crossing the Arctic, and faster climbing and approach; climate changes with more aircraft (A/C) exposed to hazardous weather.
Thus, FS have to deal with more extreme temperatures, stronger temperature gradients, more humidity, and more exposure to lightning. In addition, new technologies are emerging: Composite, More Electric and Alternative Fuel, bringing new safety requirements. For example, within the composite A/C environment, systems will be more exposed to lightning and induced arcing.
SAFUEL will address the urgent need for European-led research in FS safety to develop the next generation of safer FS also offering the opportunity to reduce the current over-dependence on patented US technology.
SAFUEL will develop:
-the new FS design, meeting the severe safety constraints of Composite and More-Electric A/C and evolving flight conditions
-a range of highly innovative prototypes, adequate testing and simulation tools to allow regulators to assess the safety of future FS as well as providing the necessary data to support authorities in rules and regulations for safe flight in icing conditions.
The project will also significantly improve the compliancy of the FS with evolving flight conditions and emerging technologies, enabling perfect emergence of Composite A/C.
By achieving these objectives, SAFUEL will reduce the rate of accidents/incidents related to FS from the current 2% to 0.4% instead of witnessing an increase.
SAFUEL brings together a consortium of best-of-breed experts from academia and industry-from components to airframer. It will last 3 years.

Ámbito científico

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-AAT-2012-RTD-1
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Régimen de financiación

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

Coordinador

SAFRAN AEROTECHNICS
Dirección
Rue Pierre Curie 61
78370 Plaisir
Francia
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Aportación de la UE
€ 1 241 253
Contacto administrativo
Philippe Salats (Mr.)

Participantes (12)

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 398 250
Dirección
Pegasus House, Aerospace Avenue, Filton
BS34 7PA Bristol
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Alessandra Badino (Ms.)
ARTTIC
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 233 228
Dirección
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Isabelle Leclercq (Ms.)
ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 187 500
Dirección
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
David Webb (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 293 325
Dirección
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Francesca Di Matteo (Dr.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 630 504
Dirección
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
David Hammond (Prof.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Aportación de la UE
€ 491 957
Dirección
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Teresa Malhoa (Dr.)
NEDAERO Components B.V.
Países Bajos
Aportación de la UE
€ 141 874
Dirección
Hengelder 22
6902PA Zevenaar
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Ron Leenaars (Mr.)
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Países Bajos
Aportación de la UE
€ 444 834
Dirección
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Carlo Rens (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 434 940
Dirección
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1
21073 Hamburg
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Stefanie Bollwitt (Ms.)
TELEMAQ
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 262 924
Dirección
Route De Tiragon 250
06370 Mouans Sartoux
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Jean-Denis Sauzade (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI PARTHENOPE
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 87 939
Dirección
Via Ammiraglio Ferdinando Acton 38
80133 Napoli
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Marina Majello (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DE LILLE - LILLE I
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 120 960
Dirección
Cite Scientifique Batiment A3
59655 Villeneuve D'ascq
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Muriel Vernay (Mrs.)