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EnVIronmenTALly Friendly Aero Engine

Objective

VITAL will provide a breakthrough in low noise and low emission engine architectures. This breakthrough will be achieved by developing and validating novel light weight and low noise technologies for commercial aircraft engines and thus provides a key step towards achieving the ACARE environmental goals in terms of CO2 and noise. VITAL will design, manufacture and rig test the critical technologies required to achieve this goal: low noise and low weight fan technologies and architectures (direct drive turbo fan and contra-rotating turbo fan), low weight structures for very high bypass ratio engines, more efficient low pressure turbo machinery, advanced low pressure torque shaft and overall engine installation. To complement these technological advances VITAL will provide a techno-economic and environmental risk assessment and accompanying optimiser tool for measuring the impact of engines on the environment as well as their economic impact and make this tool available to all stakeholders via a dissemination activity. VITAL will also take-up the results of on-going research programmes in the field of noise and emissions and will deliver a fully validated, novel technology base together with the roadmap to enable a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions and a 6dB reduction in aircraft engine noise (per certification point) and hence contribute to the full realisation of the ACARE goals by 2020. VITAL will achieve this technology breakthrough by bringing together 53 actors from the European aero-engine industry made up of the leading engine manufacturers, the engine-industry supply chain, key European research institutes and SMEs with specific expertise. The advance and benefits that VITAL will bring to Europe at large in terms of more efficient and environmental-friendly air transport will be disseminated throughout the project to all stakeholders.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-AERO-1
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

SNECMA
Address
2 Bld Du Général Martial Valin
Paris
France

Participants (53)

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
France
Address
316 Route De Bayonne
Toulouse
AIRCELLE
France
Address
Route Du Pont Viii
Gonfreville-l'orcher
ARTTIC
France
Address
58 A Rue Du Dessous Des Berges
Paris
AVIO SPA
Italy
Address
Strada Del Drosso, 145
Torino
CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF AVIATION MOTORS
Russia
Address
Aviamotornaya St, 2
Moscow
CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN AÉRONAUTIQUE, ASBL
Belgium
Address
Bâtiment Mermoz 1, 2Éme Étage - Avenue Jean Mermoz, 30
Gosselies
CENTRE DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
42 Avenue Gaspard Coriolis
Toulouse
CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS E INVESTIGACIONES TÉCNICAS DE GIPUZKOA
Spain
Address
Paseo De Manuel Lardizabal 15
1555 San Sebastian
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
Address
Chalmersplatsen 4
Gothenburg
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
Address
Meiring Naude Avenue, Brummeria
395 Pretoria
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Warley End, Cranfield
Bedford
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.
Germany
Address
Linder Höhe
Cologne
EAST-4D GMBH LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES
Germany
Address
Annaberger Str. 240
Chemnitz
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DE L'AÉRONAUTIQUE ET DE L'ESPACE
France
Address
10 Avenue Edouard Belin
54032 Toulouse
FISCHER ADVANCED COMPOSITE COMPONENTS AG
Austria
Address
Fischerstr. 9
192 Ried / Innkreis
FORCE TECHNOLOGY
Denmark
Address
Park Alle 345
Broendby
FUNDACIÓN CENTRO DE TECNOLOGÍAS AERONÁUTICAS
Spain
Address
C/juan De La Cierva,1. Parque Tecnologico De Álava
Miñano (Álava)
GKN AEROSPACE SERVICES LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Frenshaw House, Farnham Business Park, Weydon Lane
Farnham
GLOBAL DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
Belgium
Address
Parc Scientifique Du Sart Tilman Rue Des Chasseurs Ardennais
Liège (Angleur)
GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Austria
Address
Rechbauerstrae 12
Graz
HÖGSKOLAN VÄST
Sweden
Address
Gardhemsvagen 34
957 Trollhattan
INDUSTRIA DE TURBO PROPULSORES, S.A.
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnológico De Zamudio, Edificio 300, Vizcaya
Zamudio
INSTITUT SUPÉRIEUR DE L'AÉRONAUTIQUE ET DE L'ESPACE
France
Address
10, Avenue Edouard Belin
54032 Toulouse
MS COMPOSITES
France
Address
42 Rue Dutemple
Lievin
MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Address
Dachauer Strasse 665
Muenchen
NATIONAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE FOR GAS TURBINES COMOTI
Romania
Address
Ave. Iuliu Maniu Nr. 220
76-174 Bucharest 6
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AÉROSPATIALES
France
Address
Avenue De La Division Leclerc N29
BP 72 Chatillon
PCA ENGINEERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Homer House, Sibthorp Street
Lincoln
PHOTON LASER ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
Address
Staakener Str. 23
Berlin
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
Torino
ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD AND CO. KG
Germany
Address
Eschenweg 11
Dahlewitz
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
Address
65 Buckingham Gate
London
SHORT BROTHERS PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Airport Road
241 Belfast
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2, 1059 Cm
90502 Amsterdam
SWEREA SICOMP AB
Sweden
Address
Norrbottens Län
271 Piteå
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT DRESDEN
Germany
Address
Helmholtzstrae 10
Dresden
TECHSPACE AERO
Belgium
Address
Route De Liers, 121
Herstal (Milmort)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
University Offices, Wellington Square
Oxford
THE SWEDISH DEFENCE RESEARCH AGENCY
Sweden
Address
Ranhammarsvgen 14
Stockholm
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
Nottingham
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
C) Ramiro De Maeztu 7
Madrid
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Address
Piazza San Marco, 4
Firenze
UNIVERSITA' DI LECCE
Italy
Address
Viale Gallipoli N. 41
Lecce
UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN
Germany
Address
Werner-heisenberg-weg 39
Neubiberg
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstr. 7
Stuttgart
UNIVERSITE PIERRE-ET-MARIE-CURIE
France
Address
4 Place Jussieu
Paris
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
Highfield
Southampton
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
Address
Via Balbi 5
Genova
VIBRATEC
France
Address
28 Chemin Du Petit Bois
Ecully
VOLVO AERO CORPORATION
Sweden
Address

Trollhattan
VOLVO AERO NORGE AS
Norway
Address
Kirkegardsveien 45
1004 Kongsberg
VON KARMAN INSTITUTE FOR FLUID DYNAMICS
Belgium
Address
Chausse De Waterloo, 72
Rhode Saint Genèse
WYTWORNIA SPRZETU KOMUNIKACYJNEGO "PZL-RZESZOW" S.A.
Poland
Address
Hetmanska 120
340 Rzeszow