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ELectric Innovative Commuter Aircraft


Future technical challenge and scenarios

The report will identify scientific and technical challenges for the successful of a 19 passengers commuter aircraft specifying gaps from the current SOTA A potential update will be voted to required performance for a viable commuter size aircraft UNINA Finally advise on the required steps towards the progress needed in improving individual system components performance RRD

Enabling technologies

The report will point out all the main innovative technologies available to be pursued on aircraft systems to make feasible a near-zero CO2 commuter aircraft. The advisory will be addressed not only to power train architectures components produced by RRD and SISW, on-board-systems components and airframes, but also on the alternative mobility scenarios (as forecasted in WP2 by ASP), aircraft requirements, regulations, costs and emissions.

Hybrid-electric propulsion architecture report

Distributed propulsion systems require to operate each propulsor individually, so that the propulsion power flow and split vary throughout the mission. This power variability and possible failure cases are the key drivers for synthesizing suitable architectures. In this task, hybrid-electric architectures of hybrid ships and proposed architectures for future aircraft are reviewed and assessed with respect to the aircraft requirements, operational characteristics and failure cases.

Dissemination, comunication and exploiation Plan

The dissemination and exploitation of achieved results. UNINA will cooperate in administrative items and will coordinate dissemination and exploitation activities.

State-of-the-art (SOTA) of hybrid aircraft design projects

UNINA will review the SOTA of recent research projects and literature on the design and applications for light, commuter, general aviation and large turboprop aircraft.

Economic feasibility study for a 19 PAX hybrid-electric commuter aircraft

The successful introduction of a new aircraft into the transportation market is highly dependent on the economic feasibility which includes the forecasted market volume, the profitable routes, and the specific cost of transport. In a first step, the transportation demand based on socio-economic factors and available transportation options will be analysed. In a second step, the competitive range of the operating costs for the identified demand will be analysed in comparison to the other existing transportation options. The analysis will be verified with the views of the airframers from the Industrial Advisory Board.



Author(s): F. Nicolosi, V. Marciello, V. Cusati, F. Orefice
Published in: 2022
Publisher: ICAS

Design of Hybrid-Electric Small Air Transports

Author(s): F. Orefice, V. Marciello, F. Nicolosi, Q. Zhang, G. Wortmann, J. Menu and V. Cusati
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Issue 1226 012075, 2022
Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/1226/1/012075

Aircraft Conceptual Design of Commuter Aircraft including Distributed Electric Propulsion

Author(s): Francesco Orefice, Fabrizio Nicolosi, Pierluigi Della Vecchia, Danilo Ciliberti
Published in: AIAA AVIATION 2020 FORUM, 2020, ISBN 978-1-62410-598-2
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
DOI: 10.2514/6.2020-2627

A Design Chain for Distributed Electric Propulsion with Increased Fidelity Structural Strength Assessment and Mass Estimation

Author(s): Alp Emre Öngüt, Vincenzo Cusati, Vittorio Memmolo, Fabrizio Nicolosi, Francesco Orefice, Danyu Qiao and Yves Lemmens
Published in: AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum, 2022
Publisher: AIAA
DOI: 10.2514/6.2022-0169

Conceptual Design of a Hydrogen-Propelled Aircraft with Distributed Electric Propulsion

Author(s): Fabrizio Nicolosi, Valerio Marciello and Francesco Orefice
Published in: 2022
Publisher: AIAA Aviation 2022 Forum
DOI: 10.2514/6.2022-3205

Economic Feasibility Study of a Hybrid-Electric 19-Passenger Commuter Aircraft

Author(s): G. Schuh, M. Spangenberg, Q. Zhang, B. Dannbeck, J. Stuerken
Published in: 2021
Publisher: DGLR
DOI: 10.25967/530307

Design of hybrid-electric aircraft with fault-tolerance considerations

Author(s): Valerio MARCIELLO, Francesco OREFICE, Fabrizio NICOLOSI, Danilo CILIBERTI, Pierluigi DELLA VECCHIA
Published in: Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, Issue Vol 6, 2022, 2022, ISSN 1000-9361
Publisher: Press of Acta Aeronautica et Astronautica Sinica
DOI: 10.1016/j.cja.2022.05.014

Preliminary Design to Fulfil Future Market Demand of Electric Aircraft

Author(s): Francesco Orefice, Pierluigi Della Vecchia, Danilo Ciliberti, Fabrizio Nicolosi
Published in: International Review of Aerospace Engineering (I.RE.AS.E.), Issue Vol 14, No 6 (2021), 2021, ISSN 1973-7459
Publisher: Praise Worthy Prize
DOI: 10.15866/irease.v14i6.20814

The Enabling Technologies for a Quasi-Zero Emissions Commuter Aircraft

Author(s): Danilo Ciliberti, Pierluigi Della Vecchia, Vittorio Memmolo, Fabrizio Nicolosi,Guido Wortmann Fabrizio Ricci
Published in: Aerospace, Issue Vol 9, Issue 6, 2022, ISSN 2226-4310
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/aerospace9060319

Economically driven requirements for a hybrid-electric 19-passenger commuter aircraft

Author(s): G Schuh, M Spangenberg, Q Zhang
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Issue 1024, 2021, Page(s) 012079, ISSN 1757-899X
Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/1024/1/012079

Economic feasibility study for a 19 PAX hybrid-electric commuter aircraft

Author(s): Maximilian Spangenberg, Markus Wellensiek, Qinyin Zhang
Published in: ELICA Deliverable D2.1, 2022
Publisher: ELICA Consortium

Hybrid-electric Propulsion Architecture Report

Author(s): Guido Wortmann, Qinyin Zhang
Published in: ELICA Deliverable D3.1, 2020
Publisher: ELICA Consortium

Plan for Dissemination, Exploitation and Communication of Project Results

Author(s): Qinyin Zhang, Irmina Schmucker
Published in: ELICA Deliverable D1.3, 2020
Publisher: ELICA Consortium

Enabling Technologies

Author(s): Danilo Ciliberti, Pierluigi Della Vecchia, Fabrizio Nicolosi, Vittorio Memmolo, Vincenzo Cusati (Smartup), Salvatore Corcione (Smartup), Guido Wortmann (RR)
Published in: ELICA Deliverable D5.1, 2020
Publisher: ELICA Consortium

State of the art of hybrid aircraft design projects

Author(s): Valerio Marciello, Francesco Orefice, Fabrizio Nicolosi, Vincenzo Cusati (SMARTUP), Salvatore Corcione (SMARTUP)
Published in: ELICA Deliverable D4.1, 2020
Publisher: ELICA Consortium

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