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Light-weight low-cost surface protection for advanced aircraft structures

Objective

LiSA supports the EU policy that the European aircraft industry should be a credible counterweight to the US. It will develop a novel testing methodology and surface protection systems that
(1) simplify manufacturing to reduce production costs,
(2) use light-weight coatings to reduce fuel consumption and operating costs,
(3) are environment-friendly to reduce waste, production and maintenance costs, and improve health and working conditions, and
(4) provide a major step for a new European validation process. LiSA will
(a) determine anti-corrosion mechanisms,
(b) develop a Cr-independent test methodology,
(c) develop and understand light-weight, Cr-free paint systems, and
(d) develop one-layer surface protection systems of light weight and for easier assembly. The deliverables are a 2-weeks suitability and a 3-months validation test, a low-weight pretreatment and paint, a one-layer protection, and a demonstrator.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
Germany

Participants (9)

AIRBUS ESPANA SL
Spain
Address
Avenida John Lennon S/n
28906 Getafe
AIRBUS FRANCE SAS
France
Address
Route De Bayonne 316
31060 Toulouse
AIRBUS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
New Filton House, Filton
Bristol
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
8,Avenida De Gregorio Del Amo 8
28040 Madrid
GIE EADS CCR
France
Address
Rue Pasteur 12
92152 Suresnes
INSTITUTE FOR NEW MATERIALS
Germany
Address
Im Stadtwald Gebauede 43
66123 Saarbruecken
PECHINEY CENTRE DE RECHERCHE DE VOREPPE
France
Address
Rue Aristide Bergès 725
38340 Voreppe
SONACA SA
Belgium
Address
Route Nationale Cinq
Gosselies
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
United Kingdom
Address
Sackville Street
M60 1QD Manchester