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Fuel CelL HYdrogen System for AircraFt Emergency operation

Objective

In order to meet the increasing demand to reduce fuel consumption, Green House Gas emissions as well as operating and maintenance costs, while optimising aircraft performances, fuel cell systems are considered as one of the best options for efficient power generation systems in the context of more electric aircraft (MEA). FLHYSAFE’s ambition is to demonstrate that a cost efficient modular fuel cell system can replace the most critical safety systems and be used as an emergency power unit (EPU) aboard a commercial airplane providing enhanced safety functionalities. Additionally the project will virtually demonstrate that the system is able to be integrated into current aircraft designs respecting both installation volumes and maintenance constraints.
In order to shift from demonstrator levels (achieved in other projects such as Antares DLR H2 and FCH HYCARUS), to the ready-to-certify product level, it is necessary to optimise the different components of the fuel cell system to reduce its weight, increase its lifetime, ensure its reliability, certify its safety and make its costs compatible with market requirements.
Within FLHYSAFE a consortium driven by two major aeronautical Tier 1 OEMs will propose fuel cell technologies using PEM fuel cell stacks, more integrated power converters and air bearing compressors. Thanks to the experience of the participants in previous projects, the necessary tests will be carried out in order to demonstrate compatibility to representative environment and safety levels.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SAFRAN POWER UNITS
Address
8 Chemin Du Pont De Rupe
31200 Toulouse
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 140 033,75

Participants (6)

SAFRAN AEROTECHNICS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 151 811,75
Address
Rue Pierre Curie 61
78370 Plaisir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 800 203,75
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 210 907,50
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 699 095
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 752 086,25
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 308 885
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)