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Development of innovative FunctiOnal aiRcraft MOveable SurfAces

Project description

Innovative wing designs for next-generation tiltrotor aircraft

The Leonardo Next-Generation Civil Tiltrotor is a tiltrotor aircraft demonstrator developed by Italian company 'Leonardo S.p.A' within the EU Clean Sky 2 program. It is a new helicopter/fixed-wing hybrid vehicle designed to meet the increasing demands of aerial mobility and manoeuvrability in densely populated urban areas. Its configuration will be superior to current architectures for this type of aircraft. The EU-funded FORMOSA project will work on innovative wing concepts. The demonstrator's wings will include several moveable surfaces controlled by complex kinematic mechanisms that will be flight tested in the framework of Clean Sky 2. Specifically, it will employ two control surfaces per wing: a flaperon for lift and control and one that is lowered during vertical take offs.

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Net EU contribution
€ 289 250,00
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (1)

CEIIA - CENTRO DE ENGENHARIA E DESENVOLVIMENTO (ASSOCIACAO)
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 210 750,00
Address
Avenida Dom Afonso Henriques 1825
4470-017 Matosinhos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto