Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

PARSIFAL

Prandtlplane ARchitecture for the Sustainable Improvement of Future AirpLanes

The PARSIFAL project aims to pave the way for the improvement of future aviation, through the introduction of an innovative box-wing aircraft, called “PrandtlPlane”.

The project's main objective is to demonstrate how the payload capacity of present aircraft like the Airbus 320 or Boeing 737 can be raised to the capacity of larger airplanes like A330/B767 by adopting the “PrandtlPlane” configuration, hence contributing to cut emissions per unit weight of transport (passenger or unit weight of freight).

In addition, PARSIFAL is investigating the introduction of PrandtlPlanes in different aircraft categories, ranging from regional turboprop aircraft (ATR-42 and ATR-72 class) to ultra-large airliners.

The advantages of this breakthrough innovation are well quantified from the standpoint of manufacturers, airlines and airport managers, under the guidance of an Advisory Board composed of European industry representatives.

Project reference: 
723149
Topic: 
MG-1-4-2016-2017
Call for proposals: 
H2020-MG-2016-Two-Stages
Duration: 
01/05/2017 to 30/04/2020
Funding scheme: 
RIA
Total cost: 
€2,955,706
EU contribution: 
€2,955,706
Coordinator: 
UNIVERSITA DI PISA