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Technology application to the near term business goals and objectives of the aerospace industry

Technology application to the near term business goals and objectives of the aerospace industry

Objective

In order to achieve major reductions in the operating costs of civil transport aircraft, significant improvements in airframe structural efficiency are required. These improvements can only be achieved through large-scale validation on new design, manufacturing and test technologies by the key European airframe manufacturers and their supply chain. The TANGO Project aims to achieve these improvements of key pre-production airframe structures and thereby facilitate full-scale industrial implementation. Within the project, four such test structures will be constructed, specifically, a composite wing box and metal to composite joint, a composite joint, a composite centre wing box, a composite fuselage section and an advanced metallic fuselage section. The early stages of the project will consist of structural performance definition and design work together with a detailed evaluation of each of the proposed technologies. Once this phase is complete, a subset of technologies will be selected for use in the construction of each of the structures. The airframe manufacturers involved in the project and members of their supply chain will then build the necessary sub-assemblies and components. On completion of the manufacturing phase, each member of the Airbus Industry consortium will be responsible for the assembly and testing of one of the airframe elements listed above.

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Coordinator

GIE AIRBUS INDUSTRIE

Address

Rond-Point Maurice Bellonte 1
31707 Blagnac

France

Administrative Contact

Dietrich RUSSELL (Dr)

Participants (37)

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AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

AIRBUS ESPANA SL

Spain

AIRBUS FRANCE SAS

France

AIRBUS UK LIMITED

United Kingdom

AIRCELLE

France

ALENIA AERONAUTICA SPA

Italy

CAD TECH IBERICA S.A.

Spain

CENTRE D'ESSAIS AERONAUTIQUE DE TOULOUSE

France

CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA

Italy

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.

Italy

COOPERATIVE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR ADVANCED COMPOSITE STRUCTURES LTD

Australia

CSM MATERIALTEKNIK AB

Sweden

FCS CONTROL SYSTEMS B.V.

Netherlands

GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE

Germany

GKN AEROSPOCE SERVICES LTD

United Kingdom

GKN WESTLAND AEROSPACE INC.

United States

HELLENIC AEROSPACE INDUSTRY LTD

Greece

HYDE GROUP LIMITED

United Kingdom

INBIS LTD.

United Kingdom

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS

Spain

INTEGRATED AEROSPACE SCIENCES CORPORATION O.E.

Greece

ISRAEL AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES LTD

Israel

ISTITUTO PER LE RICERCHE DI TECNOLOGIA MECCANICA E PER L'AUTOMAZIONE S.P.A.

Italy

ISTRAM - INSTITUTE OF STRUCTURES AND ADVANCED MATERIALS

Greece

LEICA GEOSYSTEMS

United Kingdom

MATERIALS RESEARCH CENTRE

Italy

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY

Ireland

PATRIA FINAVICOMP OY

Finland

QINETIQ LIMITED

United Kingdom

SA BELGE DE CONSTRUCTIONS AERONAUTIQUES S.A.

Belgium

SAAB AB

Sweden

SHORT BROTHERS PLC

United Kingdom

SONACA SA

Belgium

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAART LABORATORIUM

Netherlands

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

THE ADVANCED COMPOSITES GROUP LTD.

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G4RD-CT-2000-00241

  • Start date

    1 April 2000

  • End date

    31 December 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 84 913 102

  • EU contribution

    € 42 631 311

Coordinated by:

GIE AIRBUS INDUSTRIE

France