This project aims at 1-reduction of aircraft procurement costs, with the target of contributing to the reduction of production costs by 35% and development time by 15 to 30% 2-improvement of the efficiency and performance of aircraft, by reducing fuel consumption of 20%. This project will develop and validate intelligent, cost-effective and flexible manufacturing methodologies in support of advanced airframe assembly concepts by introducing age forming for manufacturing of structural components. These components include lower wing skin, fuselage panels, complex-shaped parts (in particular integrally stiffened panels), larger complex integral subassemblies joined by friction stir welding prior to forming . The project will also exploit the properties of advanced materials through the development of age formable alloys and tempers. 5 partners (3 aircraft manufacturers) from 4 countries will cover all the knowledge necessary.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
80038 Pomigliano D'arco
M13 9PL Manchester