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Creating the next generation of eco-friendly aero-structures

Stand number: 39


For the next generation aircraft, higher laminar performance is considered to be one of the key elements to reduce air resistance, increase overall performances and reduce CO² emissions. In the SFWA project within Clean Sky, the EU research programme for the greening of aeronautics, an Airbus A340-300 will be fitted with new outer wing sections to demonstrate an entirely new designed natural laminar flow wing. In the project, Aernnova has developed a monitoring system, PAMELA SHM™, that detects in real time damages and defects on such wings, reducing manufacturing and maintenance costs.