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Very efficient large aircraft

Objective

Only new unconventional civil transport aircraft configurations promise a considerable progress in productivity even and in particular under future economic demands and challenging ecological constraints. Studies carried out on wing/body lifting or flying wing configurations during the last decades have shown a huge potential for these unconventional configurations. Their development potential for a reduction in fuel consumption is as considerable as up to 30% referring to current modern aircraft. Common tools and data bases for aerodynamic, weight, stability and control will be developed. In addition, research work will concentrate on configurational showstoppers like operational aspects or passenger comfort in big windowless moving cabins. When the tools are at hand and possible constraints and solutions in the integration research fields are clearly identified, the potential of the flying wing configurations will be revalidated in the already existing aircraft design environment.

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Coordinator

AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Address

Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg

Germany

Participants (16)

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AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH & TEST INSTITUTE LTD.

Czechia

AIRBUS ESPANA SL

Spain

AIRBUS FRANCE SAS

France

AIRBUS UK LIMITED

United Kingdom

CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI S.C.P.A.

Italy

GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE

Germany

IBK INGENIEUR BUERO - DR GUENTER KRETZSCHMAR

Germany

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS

Spain

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

PROJECTO, EMPREENDIMENTOS, DESENVOLVIMENTO E EQUIPAMENTOS CIENTIFICOS E DE ENGENHARIA

Portugal

QINETIQ LIMITED

United Kingdom

SENER S.A.

Spain

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAART LABORATORIUM

Netherlands

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G4RD-CT-2002-00842

  • Start date

    15 October 2002

  • End date

    14 October 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 101 683

  • EU contribution

    € 4 329 057

Coordinated by:

AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany