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New aircraft concepts research

Objective

Over the past fifty years, the main driver for aircraft design was to improve aircraft operational efficiency, which led to converge to an almost universal configuration, which now dominates the commercial airplane market. Given that air traffic is forecasted to more than double in the next twenty years and that both environmental and economical pressure will strongly increase, significant progress will need to be achieved in both improving the efficiency and minimising the environmental impact of aircraft. This may not no longer be achievable with today's configuration. Designing suitable Novel Aircraft Concepts will require developing capabilities in the complete range of aeronautical disciplines and technologies. The New Aircraft Concepts Research (NACRE) Integrated Project will investigate, from 2005 to 2009, into the development of the concepts and technologies required for Novel Aircraft Concepts at aircraft component level: Wing, Fuselage, Engine Integration on a range of Novel Aircraft Concepts: the Pro-active Green aircraft, the Payload-Driven Aircraft and the Simple Flying Bus. NACRE will take full benefit of the preliminary activities initiated in Europe on Novel Aircraft Concepts in the frame of the FP5 projects ROSAS, VELA & NEFA. The NACRE consortium is composed of 35 partners from 13 countries (including Russia), providing an impressive spread of expertise throughout the EU. Stepping into the second century of controlled flight, the NACRE project team is animated by the same innovative enthusiasm and solid rationale pioneered by the Wright brothers. The permanent assessment of alternative concepts, to be performed within NACRE, will guarantee both that the best capabilities are available and that the spirit for engineering innovation is preserved and developed for further exploitation.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-AERO-1
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Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

AIRBUS SAS
Address
1 Rond-point Maurice Bellonte
Blagnac
France

Participants (35)

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
Address
Kreetslag 10
Hamburg
AIRBUS OPERATIONS S.L.
Spain
Address
P John Lenon, S/n
Getafe
AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
France
Address
316, Route De Bayonne
Toulouse
AIRBUS OPERATIONS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
New Filton House
Bristol
ALENIA AERONAUTICA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Viale Dell'aeronautica Snc
Pomigliano D'arco (Na)
AIRCRAFT RESEARCH ASSOCIATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Manton Lane
Bedford
CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
Address
Via Maiorise
Capua (Ce)
DASSAULT AVIATION
France
Address
9 Rond-point Des Champs-elysées - Marcel Dassault
Paris
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.
Germany
Address
Lindener Hoehe
Koeln
EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, CORPORATE RESEARCH CENTER
Germany
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse
Munich
SWEDISH DEFENCE RESEARCH AGENCY
Sweden
Address

Stockholm
AIRCELLE SA
France
Address
Route Du Pont Viii
Gonfreville-l'orcher
IBK INGENIEURBUERO DR. KRETZSCHMAR
Germany
Address
Rehdorfer Str. 4
Nuremberg
INTEGRATED AEROSPACE SCIENCES CORPORATION (INASCO)
Greece
Address
Miaouli St. 22
Moschato - Athens
MESSIER-DOWTY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Cheltemham Road East
Gloucester
MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH
Germany
Address
Dachauer Strasse 665
Muenchen
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT - EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM (NATIONAL AEROSPACE LABORATORY)
Netherlands
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2 (Postal Code 1059 Cm)
Amsterdam
PEDECE (PROJECTO, EMPREENDIMENTOS, DESENVOLVIMENTO E EQUIPAMENTOS CIENTIFICOS DE ENGENHARIA)
Portugal
Address
Rua Rodrigo Da Fonseca 91-2Dt
Lisboa
PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES SPA
Italy
Address
Viale Castro Pretorio 116
Roma
ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO. KG
Germany
Address
Eschenweg 11
Blankenfelde-mahlow
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
Address
65 Buckingham Gate
London
SNECMA SA
France
Address
2, Boulevard Du Général Martial Valin
Paris
FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE AEROHYDRODYNAMIC INSTITUTE
Russia
Address
1, Zhykovsky Str.
Zhukovsky, Moscow Reg
VYZKUMNY A ZKUSEBNI LETECKY USTAV, A.S.
Czechia
Address
Beranovych 130
Praha - Letnany
THE PROVOST FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN (HEREINAFTER CALLED TCD)
Ireland
Address
College Green
Dublin
UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH
United Kingdom
Address
Old Royal Naval College, 30 Park Row
London
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Address
Boltzmannstr. 15
Garching
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA (WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY)
Poland
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
Warsaw
ARTTIC
France
Address
58 A Rue Du Dessous Des Berges
Paris
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
University Road
Southampton
GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LIMITED TRADING AS DOWTY PROPELLERS
United Kingdom
Address
Anson Business Park, Cheltenham Road East
Staverton, Gloucester
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TÉCNICA AEROESPACIAL
Spain
Address
Carretera De Ajalvir Km 4,5
Torrejon De Ardoz
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavgen 79
Stockholm
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AÉROSPATIALES
France
Address
Avenue De La Division Leclerc N29
Chatillon
UNIVERSITÄT STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstr. 7
Stuttgart