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NEW Aero Engine Core concepts

NEW Aero Engine Core concepts

Objective

NEWAC will provide a step change for low emission engines by introducing new innovative core configurations to strongly reduce CO2 and NOx emissions. This breakthrough will be achieved by developing and validating new core configurations using heat management (intercooler, cooling air cooler, recuperator), improved combustion, active systems and improved core components. NEWAC will design and manufacture these innovative components and perform model, rig and core tests to validate the critical technologies.

The NEWAC core configurations include an Inter-cooled Recuperative Aero engine (IRA) operating at low overall pressure ratio (OPR), an inter-cooled core configuration operating at high OPR, an active core and a flow controlled core operating at medium OPR. NEWAC will complement past and existing EC projects in the field, e.g. EEFAE in FP5 and VITAL in FP6.

The main result will be fully validated new technologies enabling a 6% reduction in CO2 emissions and a further 16% reduction in NOx relative to ICAO-LTO cycle. Most importantly, the project will address the challenges involved in delivering these benefits simultaneously. NEWAC will deliver together with EEFAE (-11% CO2, -60% NOx), national programs and expected results of VITAL, the overall CO2 reduction of 20% and the NOx reduction close to 80% at a technology readiness level of 5, contributing to the attainment of the ACARE targets.

NEWAC will achieve this technology breakthrough by integrating 41 actors from the European leading engine manufacturers, the engine-industry supply chain, key European research institutes and SMEs with specific expertise. The advance and benefits that NEWAC will bring to Europe in terms of more efficient and environmental-friendly air transport will be disseminated widely to all stakeholders. Furthermore a training programme will ensure the transfer of expertise and knowledge to the wider research community and especially to the new member states of the EU.

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Coordinator

MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH

Address

Dachauerstr. 665
Muenchen

Germany

Administrative Contact

Stephan SERVATY (Mr)

Participants (39)

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AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS

France

PRVNI BRNENSKA STROJIRNA VELKA BITES, A.S.

Czechia

ARTTIC

France

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

Greece

AVIO S.P.A.

Italy

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN AÉRONAUTIQUE, ASBL

Belgium

CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Sweden

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

SCITEK CONSULTANTS LTD

United Kingdom

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AÉROSPATIALES'

France

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

PCA ENGINEERS LIMITED

United Kingdom

ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG

Germany

ROLLS-ROYCE GROUP PLC

United Kingdom

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Germany

SNECMA

France

SOCIÉTÉ DES NOUVELLES APPLICATIONS DES TECHNIQUES DE SURFACE

France

STEIGERWALD STRAHLTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

SULZER METCO AG (SWITZERLAND)

Switzerland

UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

United Kingdom

TECHSPACE AERO

Belgium

GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Austria

TURBOMECA

France

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Italy

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FÜR TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

UNIVERSITÉ DE LIÈGE

Belgium

ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON

France

UNIVERSITÄT STUTTGART

Germany

UNIVERSITÉ DE TECHNOLOGIE DE BELFORT-MONTBÉLIARD

France

VOLVO AERO CORPORATION

Sweden

MEGGITT SA

Switzerland

WYTWÓRNIA SPRZETU KOMUNIKACYJNEGO "PZL-RZESZÓW" SPÓLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

DÉLÉGATION GÉNÉRALE POUR L'ARMEMENT / CENTRE D'ESSAIS DES PROPULSEURS

France

ENGINSOFT SPA

Italy

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 30876

  • Start date

    1 May 2006

  • End date

    30 April 2011

Funded under:

FP6-AEROSPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 69 865 018

  • EU contribution

    € 40 000 000

Coordinated by:

MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH

Germany