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Cost Efficient Advanced Leading Edge Structure 2

Cost Efficient Advanced Leading Edge Structure 2

Objective

The objective is to develop new integrated technology and design concepts for fixed leading edge structure to achieve greater than 30% reduction in recurring manufacturing and assembly cost compared to to-day’s highly fabricated structure. The Project will explore material and processing technology options for both metallic and composite structural solutions that will result in preferred concepts that best meet the critical structural requirements which are defined in the project. A key requirement will be the cost and simplicity of manufacture; however structural performance, in service maintenance, systems access and environmental impact requirements will also feature in a concept and technology selection process. The Project aligns to the FP7 objectives defined in AAT.2008.4.1.2. Aerostructures ‘Development of highly integrated structures with optimum combination of metallic and composite materials …’ and AAT.2008.4.1.5. Production ‘... advanced manufacturing methods to reduce both recurring and non-recurring costs across the whole production cycle ...’. The project is subdivided into 5 operational working packages and one management work package, with organisation of WP’s running from WP1, definition of requirements, through technology development (WP2), concept design and development in WP3 & 4 and conclusions in WP5. The Project consortium is a well-balanced team of European Aerospace OEM’s, all very capable of appropriately assessing and ex-ploiting the competing technologies and design solutions.
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Coordinator

SAAB AKTIEBOLAG

Address

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581 88 Linkoping

Sweden

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 533 079

Administrative Contact

Christina Altkvist (Ms.)

Participants (8)

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AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 223 079

ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 272 363

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 263 755

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 228 031

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 345 964

SOCIETE NATIONALE DE CONSTRUCTION AEROSPATIALE SONACA SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 404 691

FOKKER AEROSTRUCTURES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 356 316

DELFOI OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 192 300

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 233766

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2009

  • End date

    31 May 2012

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 808 191,93

  • EU contribution

    € 2 819 578

Coordinated by:

SAAB AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden