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Cost Effective Small AiRcraft

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).

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Coordinator

VYZKUMNY A ZKUSEBNI LETECKY USTAV, A.S.

Address

Beranovych 130
Prague - Letnany

Czechia

Administrative Contact

Karel PAIGER (Ing.)

Participants (38)

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AERO VODOCHODY A.S.

Czechia

AIT- AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

C.I.R.A. - CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA

Italy

EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EUROCOPTER SAS

France

EVEKTOR SPOL. S R.O.

Czechia

SWEDISH DEFENCE RESEARCH AGENCY

Sweden

AERNNOVA ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS, S.A.

Spain

HELLENIC AEROSPACE INDUSTRY S.A.

Greece

VR GROUP, A.S.

Czechia

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARI AEROSPATIALE "ELIE CARAFOLI"

Romania

INSTYTUT LOTNICTWA - INSTITUTE OF AVIATION

Poland

SE "IVCHENKO PROGRESS"

Ukraine

JIHLAVAN, A.S.

Czechia

LIEBHERR AEROSPACE TOULOUSE S.A.S.

France

MATERIALS ENGINEERING RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD

United Kingdom

MESIT PRISTROJE SPOL. S R.O.

Czechia

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Netherlands

PRVNI BRNENSKA STROJIRNA VELKA BITES, A.S.

Czechia

PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.P.A.

Italy

POLSKIE ZAKLADY LOTNICZE SP. Z O.O.

Poland

SWEREA SICOMP AB

Sweden

SOCATA SAS

France

SPEEL PRAHA, LTD.

Czechia

SVENSKA ROTOR MASKINER AB

Sweden

TECHNOFAN

France

TURBOMECA S.A.

France

UNIS, A.S.

Czechia

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

BRNO UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Czechia

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS

Greece

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN AÉRONAUTIQUE, ASBL

Belgium

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.

Germany

JIHOSTROJ A.S.

Czechia

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AÉROSPATIALES'

France

RHEINISCH-WESTFÄLISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN (RWTH)

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN

Germany

UNIVERSITÉ DE LIEGE

Belgium

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 30888

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    28 February 2010

Funded under:

FP6-AEROSPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 33 477 227

  • EU contribution

    € 18 100 000

Coordinated by:

VYZKUMNY A ZKUSEBNI LETECKY USTAV, A.S.

Czechia