Innovative wing designs for next-generation tiltrotor aircraft
The Leonardo Next-Generation Civil Tiltrotor is a tiltrotor aircraft demonstrator developed by Italian company 'Leonardo S.p.A' within the EU Clean Sky 2 program. It is a new helicopter/fixed-wing hybrid vehicle designed to meet the increasing demands of aerial mobility and manoeuvrability in densely populated urban areas. Its configuration will be superior to current architectures for this type of aircraft. The EU-funded FORMOSA project will work on innovative wing concepts. The demonstrator's wings will include several moveable surfaces controlled by complex kinematic mechanisms that will be flight tested in the framework of Clean Sky 2. Specifically, it will employ two control surfaces per wing: a flaperon for lift and control and one that is lowered during vertical take offs.
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Funding SchemeCS2-RIA - Research and Innovation action