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Advanced low cost aircraft structures

Objective

The objective is to reduce the operating costs of relevant European aerospace products by 15%, through the cost effective application of carbon fibre composites to aircraft primary structure, taking into account systems integration. The project will seek to reduce aircraft operating costs by realizing the weight saving potential of composite materials, by reducing the manufacturing costs of composite components, and by reducing maintenance costs. This project will include new design concepts and methods that exploit the full potential of these materials, as well as novel manufacturing and assembly processes. The project will integrate and validate mature and new composite technologies through the design, manufacture and test of appropriate wing and fuselage assemblies that represent both airliner and business jet products.The project will be organized into four technical platforms: The Airliner Wing platform covers inner wing and centre box of a large civil airliner, focusing on the centre box to lateral wing root joint, the landing gear and pylon integration and the highly loaded, complex curvature lower cover. The Airliner Fuselage platform addresses key fuselage challenges and complex design features, including large cut-outs and large damages in curved panels, keel beam and landing gear load introduction, tyre impact damage, post-buckling and elementary crash analysis. The Business Jet Wing platform focuses on reducing cost by combining parts into an integrated wing structure, includes architecture studies to identify the best wing joint configuration. The Business Jet Fuselage platform studies double curved rear fuselage with sandwich shell concept and VTP/HTP and engine integration. A Project Management and Training platform will integrate the technical activities and ensure a coordinated approach to generic tasks such as knowledge capture, dissemination and exploitation.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-AERO-1
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
Address
New Filton House
Bristol
United Kingdom

Participants (57)

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
France
Address
316, Route De Bayonne
Toulouse
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
Address
Kreetslag 10
95 01 09 Hamburg
AIRBUS OPERATIONS SL
Spain
Address
P John Lennon S/n
Getafe
DASSAULT-AVIATION
France
Address
9, Rond-point Des Champs-elysées-marcel Dassault
Paris
ADVANCED COMPOSITES GROUP
United Kingdom
Address
Concorde House, 24 Warwick New Road, Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION Y COOPERACION INDUSTRIAL DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
Address
Edificio Escuela Superior De Ingenieros, Camino De Los Descubrimientos, S/n
Sevilla
ATS_KLEIZEN
Netherlands
Address
Twente Poort Oost 24 7609 Rg
303 Almelo
SHORT BROTHERS PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Materials And Process Engineering Dept, Airport Road, Queens Island
241 Belfast
CT INGENIEROS, AAI, S.L.
Spain
Address
C/francisco Gasco Santillan, 2, Edificio Las Mezquitas Local No 3-B, Pol. Industrial San Marcos, Getafe
Madrid
CENTRE D'ESSAIS ARONAUTIQUE DE TOULOUSE'
France
Address
47, Rue Saint-jean
BP53123 Balma
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.
Germany
Address
Linder Hoehe
Koeln
DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Julianlaan 134
Delft
EADS CASA SOCIEDAD UNIPERSONAL
Spain
Address
Avenida De Aragon, 404
Madrid
EUROPEAN AERONAUTIC DEFENCE & SPACE COMPANY EADS FRANCE SAS
France
Address
37, Boulevard De Montmorency
Paris
EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse
Munich
STORK FOKKER AESP BV
Netherlands
Address
Industrieweg 4
P.O. Box 1 Papendrecht
FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE "ALL-RUSSIAN SCIENTIFIC-RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF AVIATION MATERIALS"
Russia
Address
Radio Street, 17
Moscow
GKN AEROSPACE SERVICES LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Frenshaw House, Farnham Business Park, Weydon Lane
Farnham
ISRAEL AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES LTD.
Israel
Address
Ben Gurion International Airport
Lod
EIRE COMPOSITES
Ireland
Address
Udaras Industrial Estate, Baile An Tsagairt
An Spideal, Co. Galway
ASSYSTEM UK LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Club Street
Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lancashire
LABINAL EUROPE WIRING DIVISION
France
Address
9, Avenue Franklin
BP 218 Saint Quentin En Yvelines
MESSIER-DOWTY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Cheltenham Road East
Gloucester
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
90502 Amsterdam
PATRIA AEROSTRUCTURES OY
Finland
Address
Lentokonetehtaantie 3
52 Halli
RUAG AEROSPACE
Switzerland
Address
Seetalstrasse 175
301 Emmen
RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Latvia
Address
Kalku St. 1
Riga
SAAB AB (PUBL)
Sweden
Address
Bröderna Ugglas Gata
Linkping
SAMTECH S.A.
Belgium
Address
Rue Des Chasseurs-ardennais 8
Angleur (Liège)
SONACA SA
Belgium
Address
Route Nationale Cinq
Gosselies
TURKISH AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES
Turkey
Address
Fethiye Mahallesi, Havacilik Bulvari
Kazan-ankara
FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE CENTRAL AEROHYDRODYNAMIC INSTITUTE N.A. PROF. N.E. ZHUKOVSKY
Russia
Address
1, Zhukovsky St.
Zhukovsky, Moscow Reg.
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT DRESDEN
Germany
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
Dresden
TWI LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Granta Park, Great Abington
Cambridge
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Greece
Address
Panepistimioupolis - Rion
Patras
HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Otakaari 1
1000 Espoo
COMPOSITES TESTING LABORATORY (CTL LTD) - TASTAIL TEORANTA
Ireland
Address
Udaras Industrial Estate, Baile An Tsagairt, An Spideal
Galway
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Cranfield
Bedford
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
Address
Drake Circus
Plymouth
SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Singleton Park
Swansea
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURES DES ARTS ET INDUSTRIES TEXTILES
France
Address
9, Rue De L'ermitage
BP 30329 Roubaix
ISSOIRE-AVIATION
France
Address
Za La Bechade Aerodrome
Issoire
MILITARY UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Poland
Address
Kaliskiego Str. 2
Warsaw
DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING - UNIVERSITY OF PISA
Italy
Address
Universita Degli Studi Di Pisa, Lungamo Pacinotti, 43/44 1-56126
Pisa
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavägen79
Stockholm
DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - II UNIVERSITY OF NAPLES
Italy
Address
V.ie Beneduce, N. 10-81100
Caserta
SIGMATEX (UK) LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Manor Farm Road, Norton
Runcorn, Cheshire
ATKINSNEDTECH.
Netherlands
Address
Paarellaan 14
Hoofddorp
AEROFORME S.A.
France
Address
Pont Beranger
St Hilaire De Chaleons
ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES / IRCCYN
France
Address
1, Rue De La Noe
92101 Nantes
LOLA COMPOSITES
United Kingdom
Address
Lola House, Glebe Road
Huntingdon
TECHNI-MODUL ENGINEERING S.A
France
Address
Za De Perache
Coudes
I'INSTITUTE SUPERIEUR DE L'AÉRONAUTIQUE ET DE L'ESPACE (ISAE)
France
Address
10 Avenue Edouard Belin
54 032 Toulouse
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu
Madrid
NATIONAL AEROSPACE UNIVERSITY 'KHARKIV AVIATION INSTITUTE'
Ukraine
Address
17 Chkalova St
Kharkiv
EDUCATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND EXPERIMENTAL CENTER OF MOSCOW INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Russia
Address
9 Institutskii Per
Dolgoprudny, Moscow Reg
ALENIA AERONAUTICA S.P.A
Italy
Address
Viale Dell'aeronautica Snc
Pomigliano D'arco (Na)