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Competitiveness and digital transformation in aviation – advancing further composite aerostructures

Expected Outcome:

Project results should focus on advancements in composite aerostructures and deliver new tools and processes in support of the European aviation supply ecosystem. Project results are expected to contribute to at least two of the following expected outcomes:

  • Advanced composite technologies, with emphasis on new designs, high-volume sustainable manufacturing with integrated inspection, sustainable and free of toxic substances, recycling and circularity, structures safety requirements (EMC/lighting protection, ice formation, fire, fatigue, crashworthiness and ditching) and additive manufacturing of the new generation of composites - for aerostructures and propulsion.
  • Breakthrough technologies in coupled aerostructures-systems-propulsion integration.
  • Cost-competitive maintenance and repair of composite aerostructures, including Structural Health Monitoring (SHM).
  • Advancements in physical and digital research infrastructures, with emphasis on aerostructures for all aircraft configurations with emphasis on synergies with the three Clean Aviation (CA) Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) thrusts, with an eye towards virtual certification.

Scope:

The proposal is expected to develop further advanced composite design and manufacturing technologies that have potential to contribute to the digital transformation of the European aircraft supply chain.

The proposal is expected to give emphasis to cost-competitive and sustainable manufacturing, characterisation, maintenance and end-of-life solutions of composite aerostructures. Composite multifunctional and multi-material innovations that result from closer aerostructures-systems-propulsion integration are expected to be addressed.

All developed advanced composite technologies should be scale-demonstrated in relevant challenging industrial cases.

The proposal should seek to exploit synergies with Clean Aviation (and big demonstrations in the second phase of the partnership). The retained proposals, should, during the implementation phase, regularly exchange information with the Technical Committee of the Clean Aviation partnership.

Specific Topic Conditions:

 

Activities are expected to achieve TRL 2-4 by the end of the project – see General Annex B.

General Information

Call Type
EU Horizon Europe
Eligible Country/ies
EU + Horizon Europe associated countries
Call Identifier (if any)
HORIZON-CL5-2024-D5-01-08
Expected Outcome or Impact
Expected Outcome:
Project results should focus on advancements in composite aerostructures and deliver new tools and processes in support of the European aviation supply ecosystem. Project results are expected to contribute to at least two of the following expected outcomes:

- Advanced composite technologies, with emphasis on new designs, high-volume sustainable manufacturing with integrated inspection, sustainable and free of toxic substances, recycling and circularity, structures safety requirements (EMC/lighting protection, ice formation, fire, fatigue, crashworthiness and ditching) and additive manufacturing of the new generation of composites - for aerostructures and propulsion.
- Breakthrough technologies in coupled aerostructures-systems-propulsion integration.
- Cost-competitive maintenance and repair of composite aerostructures, including Structural Health Monitoring (SHM).
- Advancements in physical and digital research infrastructures, with emphasis on aerostructures for all aircraft configurations with emphasis on synergies with the three Clean Aviation (CA) Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) thrusts, with an eye towards virtual certification.
Target Groups
Research Institutes, Academia, Small- and Medium Enterprises, Industry, Non-government organisations, Start-Ups
Submission Deadlines
Single fixed deadline
(Next) Submission Deadline
18 April 2024
Type of Funding Instrument
Collaborative Projects / Consortia
Max. funding amount per project [EURO]
5.000.000€
Overall budget for all projects [EURO]
21.000.000€
Horizon Europe project type
Research and Innovation Action (100% funding)

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