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ELectric Innovative Commuter Aircraft

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 864551

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.10.

  • Overall budget:

    € 750 000,08

  • EU contribution

    € 750 000

Coordinated by:

ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG

Germany

Objective

Electric Innovative Commuter Aircraft

The ELICA research project activities are focused on the conceptual design of a 19 passengers commuter aircraft based on alternative propulsion concepts, targeting near-zero CO2 emissions. The project aligns with the environmental expectations of the European Commission towards the aeronautical industry formulated in Flightpath 2050 , and is in line with the economic objectives of the European Commission to safeguard high-quality jobs in the aerospace sectors by strengthening the technological leadership and the competitiveness of the European’s aerospace industry.
The high-level objective of ELICA is to provide a concept design of a 19 passenger commuter aircraft with new zero-emissions with respect to CO2, NOx, and noise.

The concept should be:
• environmentally friendly, i.e. with measurable reduction in estimated emission values;
• economically feasible, i.e. the aircraft requirements are derived from the market demands;
• and technologically innovative, i.e. the flexibility in the aircraft design space provided by new propulsion technologies should be explored and exploited.

The final concept design will pave the way to an innovative aircraft demonstrator. It will be an important step stone to strengthen the technology leadership of the European aeronautical industry, in the global race for the next-generation efficient commuter aircraft for regional mobility.

Coordinator

ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG

Address

Eschenweg 11
15827 Blankenfelde-Mahlow

Germany

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 281 250

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 154 000

SMARTUP ENGINEERING SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 153 500

SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 102 250

AIR S.PACE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 59 000

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 864551

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.10.

  • Overall budget:

    € 750 000,08

  • EU contribution

    € 750 000

Coordinated by:

ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG

Germany