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Very efficient large aircraft

Objective

Only new unconventional civil transport aircraft configurations promise a considerable progress in productivity even and in particular under future economic demands and challenging ecological constraints. Studies carried out on wing/body lifting or flying wing configurations during the last decades have shown a huge potential for these unconventional configurations. Their development potential for a reduction in fuel consumption is as considerable as up to 30% referring to current modern aircraft. Common tools and data bases for aerodynamic, weight, stability and control will be developed. In addition, research work will concentrate on configurational showstoppers like operational aspects or passenger comfort in big windowless moving cabins. When the tools are at hand and possible constraints and solutions in the integration research fields are clearly identified, the potential of the flying wing configurations will be revalidated in the already existing aircraft design environment.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
Germany

Participants (16)

AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH & TEST INSTITUTE LTD.
Czechia
Address
Beranovych 130
19905 Praha
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
CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
Bunsenstrasse 10
37073 Goettingen
IBK INGENIEUR BUERO - DR GUENTER KRETZSCHMAR
Germany
Address
Eichendorffstrasse 120
90491 Nuernberg
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
Address
Carretera Ajalvir, Km. 4,5
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
Address
Avenue De La Division Leclerc 29
92322 Chatillon
PROJECTO, EMPREENDIMENTOS, DESENVOLVIMENTO E EQUIPAMENTOS CIENTIFICOS E DE ENGENHARIA
Portugal
Address
R. Rodrigo Da Fonseca 91-2D
1250-170 Lisboa
QINETIQ LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
85 Buckingham Gate
London
SENER S.A.
Spain
Address
Avenida Zugazarte 56
48930 Las Arenas
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAART LABORATORIUM
Netherlands
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059 CM Amsterdam
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
Germany
Address
Boltzmannstrasse 15
85747 Garching
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
Address
Hermann-blenk-strasse 35
38108 Braunschweig
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Address
University Walk, Queens Building
BS8 1TR Bristol, Clifton