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HIgh speed Key technologies for future Air transport - Research & Innovation cooperation scheme

Objective

"HIKARI (“light” in Japanese) aims at pursuing and bringing one step further cooperation between Europe and Japan in the field of high speed transport (HST).
Such a disruptive approach to commercial air transport will foster innovation, ensure leadership in high technology areas, and contribute to ACARE goals by studying alternative fuels and low emissions propulsive technologies. But for such a program to result in concrete solutions for the future traveler, it is mandatory to create international synergies between the most active consortia on the subject.
HIKARI will therefore the bases to a fruitful European-Japan partnership in HST, gathering the most renowned partners. It includes industies (EADS subsidiaries MBDA and Astrium, EADS Innovation Works department, and IHI Aerospace),research centers (ESTEC, DLR, CIRA, ONERA, NLR, CNRS and JAXA), and Universities (The University of Tokyo and EASN). Some members have worked with the IPCC, proving that environment is at the heart of such a development. Finally, HIKARI integrates partners with competencies in market analyses: Airbus “Market Forecast” department, Oxford Economics, SME specialized in economic analyses and transport issues, and JADC.
The primary output from HIKARI will be roadmaps based on synergies between different projects, e.g. ATLLAS, LAPCAT, ZEHST, LEA, proposing common experimentation plans to contribute to definitive validation of key technical areas by 2020 or earlier. To support this, studies will be run on demand and cost assessment and on the economic impact of HST, and in three technological areas currently of interest to both European and Japanese partners: fuel and environment, thermal and energy management, propulsion. Output from these activities will be integrated in the roadmaps.
Next steps beyond HIKARI will then be to follow these roadmaps, paving the way for the development and Entry Into Service of a disruptive and environment-friendly passengers airplane in the future.

Due to adminstrative requirements set by the European Commission, JADC and IHI decided to withdraw from the initial proposal. However it is planned to maintain contact with these entities, possibly by inviting them to some workshops.
Therefore their work share, as initially foreseen in Part B, was removed from the DoW partA but Part B is kept unchanged in order to be able to trace the history when exchanges are made with these two former partner"
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Coordinator

AIRBUS GROUP SAS

Address

2 Rond-Point Emile Dewoitine
31700 Blagnac

France

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 166 145,25

Administrative Contact

Julie Fosse (Mrs.)

Participants (13)

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EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

France

EU Contribution

€ 271 000

MBDA FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 179 823

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 99 800

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 180 124

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 110 642,25

CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 30 000

AIRBUS

France

EU Contribution

€ 61 586,50

OXFORD ECONOMICS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 106 785

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 56 250

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 60 019

EASN Technology Innovation Services BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 44 800

JAPAN AEROSPACE EXPLORATION AGENCY

Japan

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION THEUNIVERSITY OF TOKYO

Japan

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 313987

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2013

  • End date

    31 January 2015

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 040 912,85

  • EU contribution

    € 1 366 975

Coordinated by:

AIRBUS GROUP SAS

France