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Noise Abatement FMS with Tactile Interface


NAFTI will entirely cover the topic description. NAFTI will develop, test and qualify, up to safe for flight status, a FMS supporting complex noise abatement trajectories
The entire FMS will comply with the safety requirements for HAZARDOUS failure conditions in a CS-29 certification context.
NAFTI will make following advancements starting from Clean Sky 1 results owned by Airbus Helicopters:
- From conventional to compound rotorcraft.
- From manually flown to automatically flown complex trajectories.
The FMS will be a CMC CMA-9000 which is currently used in the targeted avionics suites. The project will be done by ScioTeq, located in Kortrijk (Belgium, EU) in collaboration with CMC Electronics, located in Montreal (Canada). The activities in Montreal will not require any form of EU funding. This collaboration brings together cutting edge touch enabled display expertise from ScioTeq and top notch FMS expertise from CMC. Additionally, the two locations give access to complementary markets for future exploitation of the results.
NAFTI will reduce weight, power and cost at helicopter level. This will result in lower cost of ownership, lower environmental footprint and better rotorcraft performance. This improves competitiveness for the helicopter manufacturer. The exploitation of the FMS will rely on production activities in Belgium using a supply chain with a large share in Europe.


Net EU contribution
€ 990 000,00
8500 Kortrijk

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. West-Vlaanderen Arr. Kortrijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 1 414 285,71

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