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Advanced technologies for bomb-proof cargo containers and blast containment units for the retrofitting of passenger airplanes

Objective

The threat of attacks to passenger airplanes with explosives hidden in luggage loaded in the cargo holds or taken onboard is dramatically evident from terrorist events in the last years.
FLY-BAG2 aim is to develop innovative solutions based on novel lightweight materials and structural concepts for the mitigation of the effects of an onboard blast and improve aircraft survivability.
Direct strengthening of the airplane structure is not a viable solution since it would clearly result in thicker skins and a weight penalty; moreover, the related costs could not be justified in the majority of the commercial routes. Instead, the proposed blast mitigation and retrofitting solutions will be developed to be easily implemented on existing aircrafts.
The project builds upon the former FLY-BAG FP7 project which developed and demonstrated a blast-resistant textile-based luggage container for narrow-body passenger airplanes. The aim is now to exploit the knowledge gathered in the previous project to develop new devices for both cabin (addressing the Least Risk Bomb Location requirements) and cargo environments and to enlarge the experimental validation of the new concepts including full scale tests on retired aircrafts.
Research aspects to be addressed include the correlation between explosive charge and location with baggage filling percent in the ULD, the effect of pressurisation, or the effects to the aircraft structures and the passengers.
The partnership is composed by the core partners from the former FLY-BAG project enlarged by new organisations bringing relevant expertise on modelling and design of aeronautic structures. The consortium is also characterised by a significant geographical spread with 7 different European countries represented and by the involvement of 6 industrial SMEs, as a confirmation of the industrial character of the project, aiming at pragmatic solutions and industrial exploitation of the project results.

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2012-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING SPA
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 876 700
Administrative Contact
Laura Giovanelli (Ms.)

Participants (12)

SAECHSISCHES TEXTILFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT E .V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 282 800
Address
Annabergerstrasse 240
09125 Chemnitz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marion Seidel (Ms.)
BLASTECH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 621 600
Address
Portobello 217 The Innovation Centre
S1 4DP Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ross Mcmaster (Dr.)
CENTRO DI RICERCHE EUROPEO DI TECNOLOGIE DESIGN E MATERIALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 441 000
Address
Strada Statale 7 Appia Km 706+030 Snc
72100 Cittadella Della Ricerca Brindisi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Consuelo Sicuro (Ms.)
Meridiana Maintenance S.p.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 235 800
Address
Centro Direzionale Aeroporto Costa Smeralda
07026 Olbia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesco Fois (Mr.)
CARMEL CARGO NETWORK BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 150
Address
Laurens Jzn Costerstraat 15
3261LH Oud Beijerland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alex Carmel (Mr.)
APC COMPOSIT AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 266 800
Address
Karlsviksvagen 81
97594 Lulea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anton Lindgren (Mr.)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 260 800
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vassilis Kostopoulos (Prof.)
DoKaSch GmbH Air Cargo Equipment + Repair
Germany
EU contribution
€ 214 250
Address
Industriegebiet Feincheswiese 3
56424 Staudt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Kaminski (Mr.)
ZIPLAST SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 155 560
Address
Via Pelizza Da Volpedo 52 54
20085 Locate Di Triulzi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Luisa Russo (Ms.)
AERNNOVA ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 326 260
Address
Calle Leonardo Da Vinci 13 Parque Tecnologico De Alava
01510 Minamo Menor Alava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Igor Otero (Mr.)
INASCO HELLAS ETAIREIA EFARMOSMENON AERODIASTIMIKON EPISTIMON EE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 138 500
Address
Napoleontos Zerva 18
16675 Glyfada Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katerina Finitsi (Ms.)
EASC EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 333 675
Address
Am Flugplatz, Haus 2
14959 Schonhagen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Uwe Weigmann (Dr.)