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Business Aviation Laminar Nacelle

Business Aviation Laminar Nacelle

Objective

Development of nacelle concepts to allow increased laminar airflow over a business jet nacelle. The technologies developed through this project will achieve 1% drag at aircraft level, through extension of the laminar surface to 30-40% of the nacelle length.
BALANCE will investigate means of reducing the number of aerodynamic disturbances present in the forward portion of the nacelle, including reviewing interface locations, methods of attaching parts, and impacts on engine integration to ensure the resulting solutions not only provide the drag targets set, but do not adversely impact the Production and Operating costs of the nacelle.
Using knowledge of nacelle and engine integration, this project will provide a digital demonstrator supported by analysis and test results to achieve TRL5 level laminar nacelle suitable for business jet applications.
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Coordinator

SAFRAN NACELLES

Address

Route Du Pont Viii
76700 Gonfreville L Orcher

France

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 749 945

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 686066

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 July 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 071 350

  • EU contribution

    € 749 945

Coordinated by:

SAFRAN NACELLES

France