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Cost Effective Small AiRcraft

Objective

CESAR focuses on small-size commercial aircraft providing manufacturers with an enhanced ability needed to become fully competitive in the world market. The objective is to build up a new development concept for this aircraft category and to improve selected technologies enabling a significant reduction of the time-to-market and lowering the overall development, operation and maintenance costs, while considering safety, passenger comfort and environmental impact.

The project consists of five RTD areas sufficiently covering the complexity of the aircraft design process, namely aerodynamic and structural design, propulsion integration, aircraft system optimisation and design integration aspects. In particular CESAR aims at enhancing aerodynamic and structural design tools and structural evaluation methods. RTD work comprises development, validation and integration of design tools and methodologies to provide suitable environment for virtual aircraft simulation. Enhancement of design processes, knowledge management and collaboration tools is an essential part of the project.

Another important part of the project is technological development for aircraft subparts and systems. The CESAR aspires to provide technologies and knowledge for advanced wing, competitive and environmentally acceptable propulsion unit and new technologies for selected aircraft systems to reduce aircraft operating costs and improve safety. The activities also include the integration of the latest technologies already applied to large commercial aircraft and their modified economical use within the category of small-size commercial aircraft, e.g. cost effective actuation, complex power-plant control system, competitive technologies for air systems, structural health monitoring and on condition maintenance systems.

Validation is carried out on two levels:
a) on the task level (hardware platforms),
b) on the project level (two baseline a/c configurations for assessment and trade offs).

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-AERO-1
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Coordinator

VYZKUMNY A ZKUSEBNI LETECKY USTAV, A.S.
Address
Beranovych 130
Prague - Letnany
Czechia

Participants (38)

AERO VODOCHODY A.S.
Czechia
Address
U Letiste 374, Dolinek
Odolena Voda
AIT- AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
Address
Donau-city-strasse 1
Wien
C.I.R.A. - CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
Address
Capua (Ce)
Capua (Ce)
EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-straße
Munich
EUROCOPTER SAS
France
Address
Aéroport International Marseille - Provence
Marignane
EVEKTOR SPOL. S R.O.
Czechia
Address
Letecka 1008
Kunovice
SWEDISH DEFENCE RESEARCH AGENCY
Sweden
Address
Gullfossgatan 6
Stockholm
AERNNOVA ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS, S.A.
Spain
Address
P.t.alava C/ Leonardo Da Vinci, 13
Minano (Alava)
HELLENIC AEROSPACE INDUSTRY S.A.
Greece
Address
Hellenic Aerospace Industry, Po Box 23, 32009 Schimatari, Greece
Schimatari
VR GROUP, A.S.
Czechia
Address
Touzimská 583
Prague 9 - Kbely
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARI AEROSPATIALE "ELIE CARAFOLI"
Romania
Address
Iuliu Maniu 220
Bucharest
INSTYTUT LOTNICTWA - INSTITUTE OF AVIATION
Poland
Address
Al. Krakowska 110/114
Warsaw
SE "IVCHENKO PROGRESS"
Ukraine
Address
2, Ivanova Street
Zaprozohye
JIHLAVAN, A.S.
Czechia
Address
Znojemská 64
Jihlava
LIEBHERR AEROSPACE TOULOUSE S.A.S.
France
Address
408, Avenue Des Etats Unis
Toulouse
MATERIALS ENGINEERING RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Wilbury Way
Hitchin
MESIT PRISTROJE SPOL. S R.O.
Czechia
Address
Sokolovska 573
Uherske Hradiste
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2, 1059 Cm
Amsterdam
PRVNI BRNENSKA STROJIRNA VELKA BITES, A.S.
Czechia
Address
Vlkovska 279
Velka Bites
PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Viale Castro Pretorio, 116
Rome
POLSKIE ZAKLADY LOTNICZE SP. Z O.O.
Poland
Address
Wojska Polskiego 3
Mielec
SWEREA SICOMP AB
Sweden
Address
Fibervägen 2
Pitea
SOCATA SAS
France
Address
Aéroport Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées
Louey
SPEEL PRAHA, LTD.
Czechia
Address
Beranovych 130
Praha-9
SVENSKA ROTOR MASKINER AB
Sweden
Address
Box 15 085
Stockholm
TECHNOFAN
France
Address
10 Place Marcel Dassault
Blagnac
TURBOMECA S.A.
France
Address
2, Boulevard Du Général Martial Valin
Bordes
UNIS, A.S.
Czechia
Address
Jundrovska 33
Brno
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
Manchester
BRNO UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Czechia
Address
Antoninska 548/1
Brno
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Greece
Address
Patras University Campus
Rion-patras
CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN AÉRONAUTIQUE, ASBL
Belgium
Address
Bâtiment Mermoz 1, 2Ème Étage - Avenue Jean Mermoz 30
Gosselies
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.
Germany
Address
Linder Hoehe
Koeln
JIHOSTROJ A.S.
Czechia
Address
Budejovicka 148
Velesin
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AÉROSPATIALES'
France
Address
29, Avenue De La Division Leclerc
Chatillon
RHEINISCH-WESTFÄLISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN (RWTH)
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
Aachen
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN
Germany
Address
Arcisstr. 21
München
UNIVERSITÉ DE LIEGE
Belgium
Address
Place Du Xx Aout, 7
Liege