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Efficient Systems and Propulsion for Small Aircraft

Efficient Systems and Propulsion for Small Aircraft

Objective

The ESPOSA project will develop and integrate novel design and manufacture technologies for a range of small gas turbine engines up to approx. 1000 kW to provide aircraft manufacturers with better choice of modern propulsion units. It will also deal with engine related systems which contribute to the overall propulsion unit efficiency, safety and pilot workload reduction. Through the newly developed design tools and methodologies for the engine/aircraft integration the project will also contribute to the improved readiness for new turbine engines installation into aircraft. New technologies and knowledge gained through the ESPOSA project will provide European general aviation industry with substantially improved ability to develop and use affordable and environmentally acceptable propulsion units and reliable aircraft systems minimizing operating costs, while increasing the level of safety. The new engine systems and engine technologies gained from ESPOSA should deliver 10-14% reduction in direct operating costs (DOC) and reduce significantly the pilot workload. The ESPOSA project is oriented on turbine engine technologies tailored for a small aircraft up to 19 seats (under CS-23/FAR23) operated on the scheduled and non-scheduled flights. The research work comprises performance improvements of key engine components, their improved manufacture in terms of costs and quality. New engine component technologies will be backed by novel modern electronic engine control based on COTS, pioneering the engine health monitoring for small engines and providing new more electric solutions for fuel and propeller control systems. Project activities will include extensive validation on the test rigs. The most appropriate technologies according to value/cost benefit will be selected and integrated into functional complexes and further evaluated on the engine test beds. The functionality of certain project outcomes will also be demonstrated and validated in-flight conditions.
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Coordinator

PRVNI BRNENSKA STROJIRNA VELKA BITES A.S.

Address

Vlkovska 279
59512 Velka Bites

Czechia

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 2 116 721,11

Administrative Contact

Zdeněk Palát (Mr.)

Participants (43)

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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

ZAKLADY LOTNICZE MARGANSKI & MYSLOWSKI SP ZOO

Poland

ZAPOROZHYE MACHINE-BUILDING DESIGN BUREAU PROGRESS STATE ENTERPRISE NAMED AFTER ACADEMICIAN A.G. IVCHENKO

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 1 108 637,50

GE AVIO SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 484 700,51

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 265 928,30

MOTOR SICH JSC

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 899 746

PRATT & WHITNEY RZESZOW SPOLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 155 000

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 660 037

TUSAS MOTOR SANAYI AS

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 302 902,20

UNIS AS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 1 312 169,55

ZOLLERN GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 55 450

ATARD SAVUNMA VE HAVACILIK SANAYI ILERI TEKNOLOJI UYGULAMALARI ARASTIRMA VE GELISTIRME A.S.

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 46 019,40

MATERIALS ENGINEERING RESEARCH LABORATORY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 95 543,30

SYSGO AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 289 789,50

JIHOSTROJ AS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 314 357

PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 221 904,50

ZAKLADY LOTNICZE MARGANSKI & MYSLOWSKI SA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 656 530,75

GROB AIRCRAFT AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 299 189,15

EVEKTOR, spol. s.r.o.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 509 875

WINNER SCS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 308 502

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 844 014

CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 695 268,75

SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ-INSTYTUTLOTNICTWA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 1 757 297,25

VYZKUMNY A ZKUSEBNI LETECKY USTAV A.S.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 2 562 058

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN AERONAUTIQUE ASBL - CENAERO

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 800 373,25

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARI AEROSPATIALE ELIE CARAFOLI - I.N.C.A.S. SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 332 250,25

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 952 825

FEDERALNOE GOSUDARSTVENNOE UNITARNOE PREDPRIYATIE CENTRALNII INSTITUTAVIACIONOGO MOTOROSTROENIYA IMENI PI BARANOVA

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 2 155 500

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE TURBOMOTOARE - COMOTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 798 399,50

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 150 345,50

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 171 451,75

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 377 512

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 260 940,20

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 364 018,67

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 263 984,11

VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 251 789,56

TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V KOSICIACH

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 335 679,20

POLITECHNIKA RZESZOWSKA IM IGNACEGO LUKASIEWICZA PRZ

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 121 478,54

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 223 740

TOBB EKONOMI VE TEKNOLOJI UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 99 762

ELEMENT MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY HITCHIN LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 115 109,70

ITALIAN ROTORS INDUSTRIES SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 263 000

AVIO SPA

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 284859

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    30 June 2016

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 37 573 987,39

  • EU contribution

    € 24 999 800

Coordinated by:

PRVNI BRNENSKA STROJIRNA VELKA BITES A.S.

Czechia