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Composites repairs and monitoring and validation - Dissemination of innovations and latest achievements to key players of the aeronautical industry

Objective

During the last ten years, the EU has funded an important number of research projects aiming at satisfying the need for innovative repair solutions for aircraft airframes, through the development of innovative elements that could assist in performing safer and more efficient repairs, in a faster and more economical way. However, as these innovations have been developed as the main or the secondary target of a large number of upstream research projects, their combination and adaptation to the actual aeronautical composite repair requirements is needed, together with their organised and systematic promotion towards the key players in the aeronautical industry, in order to maximize the results of this investment for the EC.

Moreover, it should be stressed that, as the time from the generation of an innovation until its inclusion into a Structural Repair Manual (SRM) - which could be considered the final application level of this technology - usually exceeds one decade, it is crucial that foreground knowledge generated within EU funded research projects is appropriately disseminated to all levels of the aeronautical industry, focusing on real life applications, which will guarantee its processing and evolution throughout the different Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs), within time, instead of being constrained to scientific publications and conferences only. This way, it will be ensured that both existing aircraft, as described above, and future designs will take benefit of these innovations, increasing the efficiency of the EU resources already committed to the implementation of the FP7 targets.

For this reason, a consortium of key partners which have participated in a significant number of relevant research projects (under the acronyms COMPRES, SENARIO, PLASER, INDUCER, IAPETUS, COMPAIR) that have already finished or are in their final stages, has been assembled, in order to perform the necessary actions to achieve the goals described above.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2011-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

TWI LIMITED
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 98 500
Administrative Contact
Debbie Mcconnell (Ms.)

Participants (6)

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 66 000
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
LZH LASERZENTRUM HANNOVER EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Hollerithallee 8
30419 Hannover
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dietmar Kracht (Dr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 23 000
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Begona Canflanca Garmendia (Ms.)
GMI AERO
France
EU contribution
€ 57 000
Address
13 Rue Georges Auric Cap 19
75019 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Chemama (Mr.)
INASCO HELLAS ETAIREIA EFARMOSMENON AERODIASTIMIKON EPISTIMON EE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 16 000
Address
Napoleontos Zerva 18
16675 Glyfada Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mihalis Kazilas (Dr.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 9 500
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Werner Lang (Mr.)