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REsearch on a CRuiser Enabled Air Transport Environment

REsearch on a CRuiser Enabled Air Transport Environment

Objective

This proposal is all about the introduction and airworthiness of cruiser-feeder operations for civil aircraft. Cruiser-feeder operations are investigated as a promising pioneering idea for the air transport of the future. The soundness of the concept of cruiser-feeder operations for civil aircraft is explained in the proposal, taking air-to-air refuelling operations as an example. A comprehensive estimate is given, which shows a fuel burn reduction potential and a CO2 emission reduction of 31% for a typical 6000 nautical miles flight with a payload of 250 passengers. This reduction potential is known to be large by any standard.The top level objective of the proposal is to demonstrate on a preliminary design level that cruiser-feeder operations (as a concept to reduce fuel burn and CO2 emission levels) can be shown to comply with the airworthiness requirements for civil aircraft. The subsequent Scientific and Technological (S&T) objectives are presented in the proposal. In the project, airworthy operational concepts for cruiser-feeder operations are determined and studied. The benefits in terms of CO2 emission reduction are derived and quantified. This is conducted in three integrating work packages, which are underpinned by research conducted in three disciplinary work packages. A conceptual and preliminary design study of aircraft required will be made, as well as automatic flight control concepts necessary to reduce the workload of the pilots and concepts to transfer passengers, supllies and waste. Finally, flight simulations will be conducted to investigate the cruiser-feeder operations concept. Impact of the RECREATE project will be generated by disseminating the results to the general public, to advisory groups and policy makers and to the aeronautical sciences community.

Coordinator

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Address

Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059cm Amsterdam

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 718 250

Administrative Contact

Stephan Zajac (Mr.)

Participants (8)

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DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 511 462

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 277 919

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 312 676

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 250 660

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 223 788

ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 194 090

DR RAJENDAR KUMAR NANGIA

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 374 898

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 45 482

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 284741

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2011

  • End date

    31 January 2015

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 704 586,20

  • EU contribution

    € 2 909 225

Coordinated by:

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Netherlands