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Improve and assess repair capability of aircraft structures

Objective

In order to achieve a significant reduction of the maintenance and operating costs of civil transport aircraft - while keeping the standards of safety and taking advantage of new trends in airworthiness regulation - improvements of existing repairs and extension of allowable damage sizes for primary metallic structures are required. These improvements can only be achieved through the development of new calculation methods and the use of improved repair processes. Repair principles involving new technologies and advanced metallic materials, which are likely to be incorporated in new aircraft, will also be investigated and improved. These enhanced repair designs and tools will be compared and validated using realistic tests on fuselage or wing components. The proposed project is clearly aligned with the aims and objectives of the FPV technology platform, which is focussed on the improvement of operational capability and safety of aircraft.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

AIRBUS FRANCE SAS
Address
Route De Bayonne 316
Toulouse
France

Participants (13)

AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
AIRBUS ESPANA SL
Spain
Address
Avenida John Lennon S/n
28906 Getafe
AIRBUS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
New Filton House, Filton
Bristol
CENTRE D'ESSAIS AERONAUTIQUE DE TOULOUSE
France
Address
Avenue Henri Guillaumet 23
31056 Toulouse
DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
1,Kluyverweg 1
2600 GB Delft
GIE EADS CCR
France
Address
Boulevard De Montmorency 37
75781 Paris
IMA MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND ANWENDUNGSTECHNIK GMBH*
Germany
Address
Wilhelmine Reichard Ring 4
01109 Dresden
INTEGRATED AEROSPACE SCIENCES CORPORATION O.E.
Greece
Address
7,Agias Glikerias St. 7
111 47 Athens
ISTRAM - INSTITUTE OF STRUCTURES AND ADVANCED MATERIALS
Greece
Address
Patron- Athinon 57
26441 Patras
QINETIQ LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
85 Buckingham Gate
London
SA BELGE DE CONSTRUCTIONS AERONAUTIQUES S.A.
Belgium
Address
1470,Chaussee De Haecht 1470
1130 Bruxelles
SONACA SA
Belgium
Address
Route Nationale Cinq
Gosselies
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN HEREINAFTER TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Parsons Building, Trinity College
2 Dublin