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Environmentally friendly high speed aircraft

Objective

Business productivity would benefit from a significant reduction in air travel time, especially for long haul flights. The main objective of the HISAC project is to establish the technical feasibility of an environmentally compliant supersonic small size t ransport aircraft (S4TA), through a MultiDisciplinary Optimisation (MDO) approach and focused technological improvements. Based on their experience, the HISAC partners have chosen the following avenue: - Translation of the environmental objectives into qu antified design criteria applicable to an S4TA - Adaptation of numerical models and tools essential to the multidisciplinary design process - Development and validation of the most critical aircraft and engine technologies - Establishment of rules and meth ods to solve key technology integration issues, through shape design - Application of MDO methods, using the results of the above, to obtain: · aircraft specifications compliant with environmental objectives, exploring a broad range of configurations · q uantified trade-offs between aircraft performance and environmental constraints HISAC will provide: - achievable specifications for an environmentally compliant and economically viable small size supersonic transport aircraft - recommendations for future supersonic environmental regulations (community noise, emissions, sonic boom) - enabling technologies, and a road-map for their further maturation and validation, up to a future Proof Of Concept The 37 partners of HISAC consortium are coming from 13 diff erent countries, including one from Poland and four from Russia. Major aircraft manufacturers (Dassault Aviation, Alenia, EADS-M, Sukhoi (SCA) and engine manufacturers (Snecma, Rolls Royce, Volvo, CIAM) associated with five SMEs represent the industrial b ackbone of the consortium. Eleven Research centres and nine Universities will lead the scientific activities. The total budget is around 26 M?, with 46% allocated to the Research Centres.

Coordinator

DASSAULT AVIATION

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9 Rond-Point Des Champs-ElysÉEs Marcel Dassault
Paris

France

Participants (36)

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AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING B.V.

Netherlands

AIRCRAFT RESEARCH ASSOCIATION LTD

United Kingdom

ALENIA AERONAUTICA S.P.A.

Italy

CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF AVIATION MOTORS

Russia

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

CFS ENGINEERING SA

Switzerland

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT-UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.

Germany

EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON

France

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

ENGIN SOFT TECNOLOGIE PER L'OTTIMIZZAZIONE SRL

Italy

FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE CENTRAL AEROHYDRODYNAMIC INSTITUTE

Russia

INGENIEURBUERO DR. KRETZSCHMAR

Germany

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

France

INSTITUTE OF THEORETICAL & APPLIED MECHANICS

Russia

INSTYTUT LOTNICTWA

Poland

INTEGRATED AEROSPACE SCIENCES CORPORATION (INASCO)

Greece

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN

Sweden

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

NUMERICAL MECHANICS APPLICATION INTERNATIONAL

Belgium

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AÉROSPATIALES'

France

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC

United Kingdom

RUAG AEROSPACE

Switzerland

SENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS

Spain

SNECMA

France

SONACA S.A.

Belgium

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Netherlands

SUKHOI CIVIL AIRCRAFT

Russia

SWEDISH DEFENCE RESEARCH AGENCY

Sweden

THE EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE SAFETY AND AIR NAVIGATION

Belgium

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

Ireland

UNIVERSITA DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

VOLVO AERO CORPORATION

Sweden

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 516132

  • Start date

    1 May 2005

  • End date

    31 October 2009

Funded under:

FP6-AEROSPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 26 201 241

  • EU contribution

    € 14 246 624

Coordinated by:

DASSAULT AVIATION

France