Skip to main content

Technology application to the near term business goals and objectives of the aerospace industry

Objective

In order to achieve major reductions in the operating costs of civil transport aircraft, significant improvements in airframe structural efficiency are required. These improvements can only be achieved through large-scale validation on new design, manufacturing and test technologies by the key European airframe manufacturers and their supply chain. The TANGO Project aims to achieve these improvements of key pre-production airframe structures and thereby facilitate full-scale industrial implementation. Within the project, four such test structures will be constructed, specifically, a composite wing box and metal to composite joint, a composite joint, a composite centre wing box, a composite fuselage section and an advanced metallic fuselage section. The early stages of the project will consist of structural performance definition and design work together with a detailed evaluation of each of the proposed technologies. Once this phase is complete, a subset of technologies will be selected for use in the construction of each of the structures. The airframe manufacturers involved in the project and members of their supply chain will then build the necessary sub-assemblies and components. On completion of the manufacturing phase, each member of the Airbus Industry consortium will be responsible for the assembly and testing of one of the airframe elements listed above.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

GIE AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Address
Rond-point Maurice Bellonte 1
31707 Blagnac
France

Participants (37)

AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
AIRBUS ESPANA SL
Spain
Address
Avenida John Lennon S/n
28906 Getafe
AIRBUS FRANCE SAS
France
Address
Route De Bayonne 316
Toulouse
AIRBUS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
New Filton House, Filton
Bristol
AIRCELLE
France
Address
Route Du Pont Viii
Gonfreville-l'orcher
ALENIA AERONAUTICA SPA
Italy
Address
Viale Dell'aeronautica
80038 Pomigliano D'arco
CAD TECH IBERICA S.A.
Spain
Address
Maria Tubau 5
28050 Madrid
CENTRE D'ESSAIS AERONAUTIQUE DE TOULOUSE
France
Address
Avenue Henri Guillaumet 23
31056 Toulouse
CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
COOPERATIVE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR ADVANCED COMPOSITE STRUCTURES LTD
Australia
Address
Lorimer Str. 506
3207 Fishermans Bend, Victoria
CSM MATERIALTEKNIK AB
Sweden
Address
Gelbgjutaregatan
581 13 Linkoeping
FCS CONTROL SYSTEMS B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Fokkerweg 300
1438 AN Oude Meer
GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
Lilienthalplatz 7
38108 Braunschweig
GKN AEROSPOCE SERVICES LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Castle Street
PO32 6RH East Cowes
GKN WESTLAND AEROSPACE INC.
United States
Address
Sterling Drive 15
CT 06492-1 Wallingford
HELLENIC AEROSPACE INDUSTRY LTD
Greece
Address
Hellenic Aerospace Industry
32009 Schimatari
HYDE GROUP LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Hadfield Street, Globe Square
SK16 4QX Dukinfield
INBIS LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Lostock House, Holme Road
PR5 6FN Preston
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
Address
Km 4,Carretera De Ajalvir Km 4
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz
INTEGRATED AEROSPACE SCIENCES CORPORATION O.E.
Greece
Address
7,Agias Glikerias St. 7
111 47 Athens
ISRAEL AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES LTD
Israel
Address
Ben Gurion International Airport
70100 Tel Aviv/lod (Airport)
ISTITUTO PER LE RICERCHE DI TECNOLOGIA MECCANICA E PER L'AUTOMAZIONE S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Regione Lime
10080 Vico Canavese
ISTRAM - INSTITUTE OF STRUCTURES AND ADVANCED MATERIALS
Greece
Address
Patron- Athinon 57
26441 Patras
LEICA GEOSYSTEMS
United Kingdom
Address
Davy Avenue, Knowhill
MK5 8LB Milton Keynes
MATERIALS RESEARCH CENTRE
Italy
Address
Via Di Castel Romano 100/102
00129 Roma
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Ireland
Address
University Road
90 Galway
PATRIA FINAVICOMP OY
Finland
Address
Lentokonetehtaantie 3
35600 Halli
QINETIQ LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
85 Buckingham Gate
London
SA BELGE DE CONSTRUCTIONS AERONAUTIQUES S.A.
Belgium
Address
1470,Chaussee De Haecht 1470
1130 Bruxelles
SAAB AB
Sweden
Address

581 88 Linkoeping
SHORT BROTHERS PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Airport Road, Queens Island
BT3 9DZ Belfast
SONACA SA
Belgium
Address
Route Nationale Cinq
Gosselies
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAART LABORATORIUM
Netherlands
Address
Voorsterweg 31
8300 AD Emmeloord
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
Address
Hermann-blenk-strasse 35
38108 Braunschweig
THE ADVANCED COMPOSITES GROUP LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Composites House Sinclair Close Heanor Gate Indust
DE75 7SP Heanor - Derbyshire
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
Address
Piazzale V. Tecchio 80
80125 Napoli