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Future RepAIR and Maintenance for Aerospace industry

Objective

The Project RepAIR will perform research on future repair and maintenance for the Aerospace industry. Therefore the onsite maintenance and repair of aircraft by in-tegrated direct digital manufacturing is in the focus of this project. The main objective of RepAIR is to shift the “make” or “buy” decision towards the “make” decision by cost reduction in the remake and rework of spare parts and therefore improve cost efficiency for maintenance repair in aeronautics and air transport. A crucial advantage of this technology is the flexible availableness (even at the gate) allowing on-time maintenance. Through a higher level of automation und fewer stages of production, less personal costs are necessary which therefore reduce the MRO costs. These operations require a higher qualification and promote the preservation and expansion of highly qualified workplaces in Europe. Moreover, the storage costs will be significantly reduced. As only the raw material needs to be stored, instead of having to have in stock up to 3.6 million spare parts for the multitude of airplanes and varieties of aircraft manufacturers, less capital is locked up. Additionally, hardly any energy – intensive produced raw material will be wasted or destroyed, but will be used optimally. When looking ahead, with the aid of AM technology, it will be possible to shorten the entire spare parts supply chain to sending an e-mail. The benefit for all those involved, including the environment, is obvious. New business models will become sustainable. Through a higher level of automation und fewer stages of production, less personal costs are necessary which therefore reduce the MRO costs. These operations require a higher qualification and promote the preservation and expansion of highly qualified workplaces in Europe and make them more competitable.

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2013-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN
Address
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 760 090
Administrative Contact
Daniela Gerdes (Ms.)

Participants (12)

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LAS INDUSTRIAS METALMECANICAS, AFINES Y CONEXAS

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 358 854,68
Address
Parque Tecnologico Valencia - Avda. Leonardo Da Vinci 38
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Manuel Sánchez (Mr.)
APR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 348 152
Address
Via R. Incerti
10064 Pinerolo (Torino)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marina Tortone (Mrs.)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO METALMECANICO, MUEBLE, MADERA, EMBALAJE Y AFINES-AIDIMME
Spain
Address
Calle Leonardo Da Vinci 38 Parque Tecnologico
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Manuel Sánchez (Mr.)
ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 412 235
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Bareño (Mr.)
avantys engineering GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 246 480
Address
Cheruskerstrasse 3
33102 Paderborn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alfred Schapansky (Mr.)
Boeing
United States
Address
N Riverside 100
60606 1596 Chicago Il
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patricia Cabrido (Ms.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 701 158
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Janice Janes (Ms.)
DANISH AEROTECH AS

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 59 394,32
Address
Industrivej 1
7280 Sonder Felding
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steen Vindt (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 600 125
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olivier Jay (Mr.)
Lufthansa Technik Aktiengesellschaft
Germany
Address
Weg Beim Jaeger 193
22335 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philipp Reipschläger (Mr.)
O'GAYAR CONSULTING 2009 SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 207 540
Address
Calle Valencia 31 Puerta 8
46920 Mislata
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sonia Badenes (Mrs.)
SLM SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 582 248
Address
Roggenhorster Str. 9C
23556 Luebeck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dieter Schwarze (Dr.)