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Brussels, 11-12-13 November 2002

Exhibition

7. Aeronautics and space

Stand title

Wake Vortex and Safety

Contact(s)

Lastname

Hünecke

Mutuel

Firstname

Klaus

Laurence

Organisation

Airbus Deutschland

(Co-ordinator C-WAKE)

Thales Avionics

(Co-ordinator I-WAKE)

Address

Hünefeldstrasse 1-5

25 rue Jules Védrines

Postal code-City

28183 - Bremen

26027 - Valence Cédex

Country

Germany

France

Telephone

+49 421 5382649

+33 4 75793663

Fax

+49 421 5384486

+33 4 75798560

E-mail

Klaus.huenecke@airbus.com

Laurence.mutuel@thales-avionics.com

Description of the activities presented on the stand

Wake vortices behind aircraft are a major safety issue of increasing importance due to the growing air traffic and the introduction of very large transport aircraft. Three projects aim at reducing wake-related hazards:

C-Wake investigates and characterises aircraft-generated vortices, by experiments in wind tunnels and water tanks, by catapult and in flight tests, and by computer simulations. Aerodynamics devices are investigated to reduce wakes. Airbus-Deutschland is the co-ordinator (21 partners).

S-Wake assesses safe separation distances between aircraft due to wake vortex, applying encounter models and the flight simulator for its investigations. It is co-ordinated by NLR (15 partners).

I-Wake develops technologies for an airborne system for remote detection, warning and avoidance of wake-vortices and other atmospheric hazards. It is co-ordinated by Thales and has 8 partners.

 

Stand title

Aeronautics On-board Systems

Contact(s)

Lastname

Falero

Huysseune

Firstname

Leister

Joseph

Organisation

Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg

(Co-ordinator POA)

THALES Avionics

(Co-ordinator VICTORIA)

Address

Pfaenderstrasse 50-52

105, Av.du General Eisenhower

BP 1147

Postal code-City

88161 - Lindenberg

31036 - Toulouse Cedex 1

Country

Germany

France

Telephone

+ 49 8 381464940

+33 5 61197735

Fax

+ 49 8 381464573

+33 5 61197730

E-mail

lester.faleiro@lli.liebherr.com

joseph.huysseune@thales-avionics.com

Description of the activities presented on the stand

The Technology Platform Power Optimised Aircraft (POA) aims at optimising and validating innovative aircraft equipment for a significant reduction of on-board power consumption. Advanced technologies for engine systems, electrical power systems, actuation and pneumatic systems will be integrated in three validation test beds. The effects on the system design architecture of next generation aircraft will lead to enhanced efficiency and power usage of future commercial aircraft. The project is led by Liebherr Aerospace and has 42 partners.

The Technology Platform VICTORIA prepares a new generation of on-board modular electronic systems using common resources for several functions. The validation test bed covers a representative set of aircraft electronics: cockpit avionics and aircraft control systems, on-board crew and passenger information systems. Led by THALES it consists of 33 partners from European air-framers and system suppliers, SME and research institutes.

 

Stand title

Future Aircraft Technology

Contact(s)

Lastname

Westenberger

Herrmann

Firstname

Andreas

Ulrich

Organisation

Airbus Deutschland

(Co-ordinator CRYOPLANE)

DLR, Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology (Co-ordinator EPISTLE)

Address

PO Box 950109 Kreetslag 10

Lilienthalplatz 7

Postal code-City

21111 - Hamburg

38108 - Braunschweig

Country

Germany

Germany

Telephone

+49 40 74375636

+49 531 2952835

Fax

+49 40 74372298

+49 531 2952320

E-mail

Andreas.westenberger@airbus.com

Ulrich.herrmann@dlr.de

Description of the activities presented on the stand

Liquid hydrogen for aircraft will be an environmentally sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. The CRYOPLANE project shows use of liquid hydrogen is technically feasible and can reduce the environmental impact of aviation without affecting safety. Led by Airbus, CRYOPLANE brings together 35 partners from 11 EU countries

The EPISTLE project addresses the aerodynamic design of high lift systems for Supersonic Civil Transport (SCT) aircraft. Airport noise regulations require low noise aircraft to which a drag reducing high lift system contributes. The increased aerodynamic performance during take off and landing will enable quite supersonic transports. Flow simulations and wind tunnel tests of a large-scale model validate and assess advanced design methods. It is co-ordinated by DLR the project has 10 partners.

 

Stand title

Rotor Craft Technologies

Contact(s)

Lastname

Hughes

Nagaraja

Firstname

André

Srinivasa R.

Organisation

Eurocopter S.A.S.

Agusta S.p.A

Address

Aéroport International Marseille-Provence

Via G. Agusta, 520

Postal code-City

13725 - Marignane CEDEX

21017 - Cascina Costa di Samarate (Va)

Country

France

Italy

Telephone

+ 33 4 42856161

+ 39 0331 229571

Fax

+ 33 4 42858605

+ 39 0331 711511

E-mail

Andre.hugues@eurocopter.com

s.nagaraja@agusta.it

Description of the activities presented on the stand

Helicopter designers have investigated several alternative aircraft concepts for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) to overcome helicopter performance limitations. Most cases never progressed beyond the prototype stage, except the tilt rotor concept that is designed to take-off and land vertically as a helicopter and cruise like an air-plane by tilting its propellers which are located at the top of the wings.

Six Critical Technology Projects are conducted within the 5th Framework Programme, with the main purpose to acquire/reinforce European knowledge and key technologies for critical components of a second generation of tilt-rotor. Three projects are co-ordinated by Agusta (TILTAERO, ADYN, TRISYD) and three others by EUROCOPTER (RHILP, ACT-TILT, DART).

 

Stand title

Aeronautics & Environment

Contact(s)

Lastname

Kors

Pichard

Firstname

Eugène

Neil

Organisation

SNECMA Moteurs

(Co-ordinator SILENCER)

Rolls-Royce plc.

(Co-ordinator EEFA)

Address

Site de Villaroche

 

Postal code-City

77550 - Moissy Cramayel

DE24 8BJ Derby

Country

France

United Kingdom

Telephone

+ 33 1 60597527

+ 44 1332 249073

Fax

+ 33 1 60598725

+ 44 1332 249 646

E-mail

eugene.kors@snecma.fr

neil.pickard@rolls-royce.com

Description of the activities presented on the stand

Environmental issues, such as noise and exhaust gas emissions (for Air Quality and Green House effect) are critical for future aircraft propulsion systems.

The Technology Platform Efficient Environmentally Friendly Aero-engine (EEFA) is composed of 2 vehicles (ANTLE and CLEAN) to be tested in 2004 for meeting challenging objectives for CO2 and NOx. Involving major European engine companies and research centres, it is co-ordinated by Rolls Royce and has 19 partners.

The LowNox III project with 22 partners illustrates the work carried out in the cluster Low Emission Combustor Technology (co-ordinated by SNECMA). Low NOx emission combustor technologies are developed with an ambitious target of 60% reduction.

The SILENCER project addresses aircraft noise issues; reduction devices are planned to be tested on engines in flight in 2005. It is co-ordinated by SNECMA and gathers 51 partners.

 

Stand title

Enhanced Aircraft Efficiency

Contact(s)

Lastname

Henke

Foster

Firstname

Rolf

Richard

Organisation

Airbus Deutschland GmbH

(Co-ordinator AWIATOR)

Airbus SAS

(Co-ordinator TANGO)

Address

Hünefeldstrasse 1 - 5

1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte

Postal code-City

28199 - Bremen

31707 - Blagnac

Country

Germany

France

Telephone

+ 49 421 5383913

+ 33 5 61933765

Fax

+ 49 421 5385034

+ 33 5 61933778

E-mail

Rolf.Henke@Airbus.com

richard.foster@airbus.com

Description of the activities presented on the stand

The project Aircraft Wing with Advanced Technology Operation (AWIATOR) works on the integration of advanced technologies into aircraft wings aiming at a further significant step in improving the aircraft: Reduce the vortex hazard and aircraft noise, increase cruise and low speed performance and decrease structural weight. Aerodynamic characteristics, systems and structures will be optimised in a multi-disciplinary approach.

TANGO addresses the challenge of low cost and low-weight aircraft primary structures on a large scale. Four "Platforms", a composite lateral wing box, a composite centre wing box, a composite fuselage section, an advanced metallic fuselage section are aircraft parts for significant cost and weight reductions. Aggressive targets have been set: 20% weight and cost reduction in comparison to structures in service today,

Both Technology Platforms are led by Airbus.

 

 

Stand title

Airport and Air Traffic System

Contact(s)

Lastname

van Eenige

Röder

Firstname

Michel

Michael

Organisation

National Aerospace Laboratory NLR

DLR Braunschweig

Address

Anthony Fokkerweg 2

Lilienthalplatz 7

Postal code-City

1059 CM - Amsterdam

38108 - Braunschweig

Country

The Netherlands

Germany

Telephone

+31 20 5113383

+49 531 2953026

Fax

+31 20 5113210

+49 531 2952180

E-mail

opal@nlr.nl

Beta@dlr.de

Description of the activities presented on the stand

The project OPAL (Optimisation Platform for Airports including Landside) works on a total airport performance analysis. It aims for an airport modelling for evaluating airports simultaneously on air and land side, and the interaction. It allows analysing capacity and delays together with environmental, safety and cost-benefit impacts of airport operations. The project is led by NLR and has 16 partners.

The BETA project examines the operational benefit evaluation by testing an advanced surface movement guidance and control system at two major airports. Series of trials are made with commercial airliners. The results will support the work of standardisation and harmonisation bodies.

The project of 14 partners is led by DLR.

 

Stand title

GALILEO

Contact(s)

Lastname

Karamali

Steciw

Firstname

Apostolia

Alec

Organisation

GISS

GISS

Address

3, rue de Luxembourg

3, rue de Luxembourg

Postal code-City

1000 Brussels

1000 Brussels

Country

Belgium

Belgium

Telephone

+32 2 5078022

+32 2 5078022

Fax

+32 2 5078001

+32 2 5078001

E-mail

Apostolia.karamali@esa.int

Alec.steciw@esa.int

Description of the activities presented on the stand

Global civil satellite system for navigation, positioning and time signals:

constellation of 30 satellites in medium earth orbit (24 000 km);

continuous coverage of the whole surface of the Earth;

interoperable with US GPS system and Russian Glonass network;

major scope for international collaboration, participation.

Development Phase (ESA and the European Commission): 2002 – 2005.

Development of deployment phase: 2006 – 2007.

System operation: after 2008, by a private entity.

The programme is a lead example of ‘Public/Private Partnership’ for project implementation

 

Stand title

Satellite Communications

Contact(s)

Lastname

Lo Squadro

Mazzela

Firstname

Giacianto

Michel

Organisation

ALENIA AEROSPAZIO

ALCATEL SPACE

Address

Via Giulio Vicenzo Bona, 85

5, rue Noel Pons

Postal code-City

00131 - Roma

92737 - Nanterre

Country

Italy

France

Telephone

+39 06 4151485

+33 1 46526314

E-mail

g.losquadro@roma.alespazio.it

michel.mazzela@space.alcatel.fr

Description of the activities presented on the stand

Satellites are:

free of earth bound constraints (geographical, frontiers) can serve large communities of users over a wide area;

extremely flexible for coverage, bit rate, connectivity– and can instantly serve secondary routes, isolated subscribers;

provide a High Quality of service – bypassing bottlenecks in terrestrial networks;

operators supplementing traditional televisual offer with new ‘broadband’ services to businesses and home users.

New services being offered due to satellites:

telemedicine;

distance learning;

distance working;

in-flight services.

 

Stand title

GMES - Environmental Initiatives

Contact(s)

Lastname

Maréchal

Païvinen

Firstname

Cécile

Risto

Organisation

European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability

European Forest Institute

Address

TP262

Torikatu, 34

Postal code-City

21020 – Ispra (VA)

80100 - Joensuu

Country

Italy

Finland

Telephone

+39 0332 789700

+358 13 252020

Fax

+39 0332 785230

+358 13 124393

E-mail

cecile.marechal@jrc.it

risto.paivinen@efi.fi

Description of the activities presented on the stand

Decision support information, facilities and technologies for European Commission services responsible for policies on Environment and Development, as well as for Environmental Conventions:

Earth Observations data and models to analyse the pan-European landscape and the interactions within and between its components, to asses diversity in habitats, sustainability, and water balance;

Global data products and models making use of Earth Observations to provide information on the land surface, oceans and atmosphere, in relation to Climate Change issues.

 

Stand title

GMES – Security Activities

Contact(s)

Lastname

Maréchal

Cécile

European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability

TP262

21020 – Ispra (VA)

Italy

+39 0332 789700

+39 0332 785230

Cecile.marechal@jrc.it

Firstname

Organisation

Address

Postal code-City

Country

Telephone

Fax

E-mail

Description of the activities presented on the stand

Decision support information, facilities and technologies for European Commission services responsible for managing external humanitarian aid and development assistance programmes:

WEB mapping information System;

Tools for early warning, disaster alert, damage assessment, minefield mapping, humanitarian needs assessment.

 

Stand title

Aeronautics SME Activities

Contact(s)

Lastname

Buckley

Migeot

Firstname

Joe

Jean-Louis

Organisation

Sonatest plc

(Co-ordinator ROBAIR Project)

Free Field Technologies

(Co-ordinator AROMA Project)

Address

Milton Keynes

16 place de l'Université

Postal code-City

MK12 5QQ

1348 - Louvain-la-Neuve

Country

United Kingdom

Belgium

Telephone

+ 44 1908 316345

+ 32 10 451226

Fax

+ 44 1908 321323

+ 32 10 454626

E-mail

mike@sonatest-plc.com

joe@buckley.net

jean-louis.migeot@fft.be

Description of the activities presented on the stand

Inspection of aircraft structures e.g. for fatigue cracks is normally carried out manually using probes to be placed directly over a crack in order to detect it. It is a difficult operation and has risk that cracks will be missed. The ROBAIR project will provide an automated inspection system by a mobile vehicle and a scanning arm ensuring an easier inspection for the operator. The project is led by Sonatest and has 8 partners.

The AROMA team of 5 mainly SME partners develops new software tools for predicting noise of small turbomachines used for the air-conditioning of fixed wing aircraft (during stay in airports) and for powering helicopters. The project goes beyond existing CFD and computational aero-acoustic codes that are validated and further developed. If proved accurate the new techniques will be used for new concepts and more silent solutions.

 

Stand title

Aerospace SME Forum

Contact(s)

Lastname

Chiarini

Paola

AECMA Brussels

Gulledelle 94-b.5

1200 - Brussels

Belgium

+32 2 7758298

+32 2 7633565

pchiarini@aecma.org

Firstname

Organisation

Address

Postal code-City

Country

Telephone

Fax

E-mail

Description of the activities presented on the stand

Small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) are important contributors in the industrial supply chain of the Aerospace sector. The strong demand for innovation and advanced technologies of Aerospace requires an enhanced technology base for the involved SME. The European Commission and the Association of European Aerospace Industry AECMA launched the AeroSME initiative stimulating the RTD co-operation of SME with the aerospace sector.

The Aerospace SME Forum will present the AeroSME activities and other services to SME. It demonstrates the networking opportunities by the SME Database and provides support for SME in RTD co-operation.

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