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"""2nd Generation Active Wing“ –  Active Flow- Loads & Noise control on next generation wing"

"""2nd Generation Active Wing“ – Active Flow- Loads & Noise control on next generation wing"

Objective

AFLoNext is a four year EC L2 project with the objective of proving and maturing highly promising flow control technologies for novel aircraft configurations to achieve a quantum leap in improving aircraft’s performance and thus reducing the environmental footprint. The project consortium is composed by forty European partners from fifteen countries. The work has been broken down into seven work packages. The AFLoNext concept is based on six Technology Streams:

(1) Hybrid Laminar Flow technology applied on fin and wing for friction drag reduction.
(2) Flow control technologies applied on outer wing for performance increase.
(3) Technologies for local flow separation control applied in wing/pylon junction to improve the performance and loads situation mainly during take-off and landing.
(4) Technologies to control the flow conditions on wing trailing edges thereby improving the performance and loads situation in the whole operational domain.
(5) Technologies to mitigate airframe noise during landing generated on flap and undercarriage and through mutual interaction.
(6) Technologies to mitigate/control vibrations in the undercarriage area during take-off and landing.

AFLoNext aims to prove the engineering feasibility of the HLFC technology for drag reduction on fin in flight test and on wing by means of large scale testing as well as for vibrations mitigation technologies for reduced aircraft weight and for noise mitigation technologies.

The peculiarity of the AFLoNext proposal in terms of holistic technical approach and efficient use of resources becomes obvious through the joint use of a flight test aircraft as common test platform for the above mentioned technologies.

To improve aircraft performance locally applied active flow control technologies on wing and wing/pylon junction are qualified in wind tunnels or by means of lab-type demonstrators.
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Coordinator

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH

Address

Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg

Germany

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 2 980 333

Administrative Contact

Katrin Genzel (Mrs.)

Participants (40)

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AERNNOVA ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS IBERICA SA

Spain

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 621 895

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 158 275

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 264 422

ACQ INDUCOM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 470 400

AERNNOVA ENGINEERING DIVISION SAU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

AIRCRAFT RESEARCH ASSOCIATION LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 351 780

ASCO INDUSTRIES N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 145 865

BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 378 157,50

CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 109 500

CFS ENGINEERING SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 99 700

CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 912 555

CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 98 094

COEXPAIR SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 319 542

DASSAULT AVIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 324 180

DLR

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 4 256 343

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 696 962

AIRBUS GROUP LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 326 350

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 684 072

FOKKER AEROSTRUCTURES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 131 947

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 901 861

GKN Aerospace Services Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD.

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 85 390,50

IBK-INNOVATION GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 142 020

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

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 726 000

INVENT INNOVATIVE VERBUNDWERKSTOFFEREALISATION UND VERMARKTUNG NEUERTECHNOLOGIEN GMBH*

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 219 570

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 177 555

L - UP SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 504 870

SAFRAN LANDING SYSTEMS

France

EU Contribution

€ 289 000

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 548 097

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 469 355

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 68 264

SOCIETE LORRAINE DE CONSTRUCTION AERONAUTIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 146 890

SOCIETE NATIONALE DE CONSTRUCTION AEROSPATIALE SONACA SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 1 451 025

TUSAS-TURK HAVACILIK VE UZAY SANAYII AS

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 356 033

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 248 838

FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE THE CENTRAL AEROHYDRODYNAMIC INSTITUTE NAMED AFTER PROF. N.E. ZHUKOVSKY

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 889 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 149 760

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 129 078

VYZKUMNY A ZKUSEBNI LETECKY USTAV A.S.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 639 100

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 604013

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2013

  • End date

    31 May 2018

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 37 159 071,80

  • EU contribution

    € 23 612 079

Coordinated by:

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH

Germany