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2nd Generation Active Wing Active Flow- Loads & Noise control on next generation wing

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€37 159 072
EU Contribution
€23 612 079
Project website
Project Acronym
AFLONEXT
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport sectors
Passenger transport

Overview

Call for proposal
FP7-AAT-2013-RTD-1
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

AFLoNext is a four year EC L2 project with the objective of proving and maturing highly promising flow control technologies for novel aircraft configurations to achieve a quantum leap in improving aircrafts performance and thus reducing the environmental footprint. The project consortium is composed by forty European partners from fifteen countries. The work has been broken down into seven work packages. The AFLoNext concept is based on six Technology Streams:

  1. Hybrid Laminar Flow technology applied on fin and wing for friction drag reduction.
  2. Flow control technologies applied on outer wing for performance increase.
  3. Technologies for local flow separation control applied in wing/pylon junction to improve the performance and loads situation mainly during take-off and landing.
  4. Technologies to control the flow conditions on wing trailing edges thereby improving the performance and loads situation in the whole operational domain.
  5. Technologies to mitigate airframe noise during landing generated on flap and undercarriage and through mutual interaction.
  6. Technologies to mitigate/control vibrations in the undercarriage area during take-off and landing.
Objectives

The peculiarity of the AFLoNext proposal in terms of holistic technical approach and efficient use of resources becomes obvious through the joint use of a flight test aircraft as common test platform for the above mentioned technologies.

To improve aircraft performance locally applied active flow control technologies on wing and wing/pylon junction are qualified in wind tunnels or by means of lab-type demonstrators.

Methodology

AFLoNext aims to prove the engineering feasibility of the HLFC technology for drag reduction on fin in flight test and on wing by means of large scale testing. The project shows also engineering feasibility for vibrations mitigation technologies for reduced aircraft weight and noise mitigation technologies. 

One fundamental goal of AFLoNext is to further mature all above mentioned technologies and to show their potentials for advanced eco-efficient aircraft design:

  • The technologies which have currently the lowest maturity status (TS2, TS4) amongst the others will be qualified under representative conditions in small to medium lab-type demonstrators.
  • The technologies showing today a medium maturity (TS1 for wing, TS3) will be further matured and tested by means of large-scale testing, either in wind tunnels or ground-based demonstrators.
  • The most mature technologies (TS1 for fin, TS5, TS6) will be flight tested and qualified towards engineering readiness. The latter are going to be embedded in the real aircraft structure facing operational conditions during the flight test phase according to the standard flight envelope of the aircraft.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
The European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
FP7-TRANSPORT

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Airbus Deutschland Gmbh
Address
Kreetslag 10, 950109 HAMBURG, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€2 980 333
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Coexpair Sa
Address
Rue Des Entrepreneurs 10, 5020 Namur, Belgium
EU Contribution
€319 542
Organisation
Gkn Aerospace Services Limited
Address
Ferry Road, East Cowes, PO32 6RA, United Kingdom
EU Contribution
€50 000
Organisation
Totalforsvarets Forskningsinstitut
Address
Gullfossgatan, 164 90 Stockholm, Sweden
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€684 072
Organisation
L - Up Sas
Address
Avenue De Friedland 32, 75008 Paris, France
EU Contribution
€504 870
Organisation
Ibk Ingenieurbuero Dr Kretzschmar
Address
Rehdorfer Str. 4, 90431 NUREMBERG, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€142 020
Organisation
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
Address
Ben Gurion International Airport, Lod 70100, Israel
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€85 391
Organisation
Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan
Address
Brinellvagen 8, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
EU Contribution
€177 555
Organisation
Manchester Metropolitan University
Address
All Saints Building, Oxford Road, MANCHESTER, M15 6BH, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€129 078
Organisation
Stichting Centrum Voor De Ontwikkeling Van Transport En Logistiek In Europa
Address
Van Nelleweg 1, 3044 BC Rotterdam, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€548 097
Organisation
Safran Landing Systems
Address
Zone Aeronautique Louis Breguet, 78142 Velizy, France
EU Contribution
€289 000
Organisation
Airbus Operations Sas
Address
ROUTE DE BAYONNE 316, 31060 TOULOUSE, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€158 275
Organisation
Tusas-Turk Havacilik Ve Uzay Sanayii As
Address
Fethiye Mahallesi Havacilik Bulvari 17 Kazan, 6980 Ankara/, Turkey
EU Contribution
€356 033
Organisation
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
Address
HANSASTRASSE 27C, 80686 MUNCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€901 861
Organisation
Technische Universitat Hamburg
Address
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1, 21073 Hamburg, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€149 760
Organisation
Societe Nationale De Construction Aerospatiale Sonaca Sa
Address
Route Nationale Cinq, 6041 Gosselies, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 451 025
Organisation
Societe Lorraine De Construction Aeronautique
Address
Rue Des Artisans 6, 57190 Florange, France
EU Contribution
€146 890
Organisation
Aircraft Research Association Limited
Address
Manton Lane, Bedford, MK41 7PF, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€351 780
Organisation
Airbus Defence And Space Gmbh
Address
Ludwig-Boelkow-Allee 1, 85521 Ottobrunn, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 696 962
Organisation
Aernnova Aerospace S.a.u.
Address
LEONARDO DA VINCI Parque Tecnologico de ALAVA 13, 01510 MIÑANO (ALAVA), Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€90 000
Organisation
Office National D' Etudes Et De Recherches Aérospatiales
Address
29, avenue de la Division Leclerc, BP72 CHÂTILLON CEDEX, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 469 355
Organisation
Bae Systems (Operations) Limited
Address
Warwick House, Farnborough Aerospace Centre, FARNBOROUGH, HAMPSHIRE, GU14 6YU, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€378 158
Organisation
Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v
Address
Linder Hoehe, 51147 KOELN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€4 256 343
Organisation
City University Of London
Address
Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom
EU Contribution
€98 094
Organisation
Asco Industries N.v.
Address
Weiveldlaan 2, 1930 Zaventem, Belgium
EU Contribution
€145 865
Organisation
Airbus Operations Limited
Address
New Filton House, Filton, BRISTOL, BS99 7AR, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€264 422
Organisation
Centre Europeen De Recherche Et De Formation Avancee En Calcul Scientifique
Address
Avenue Gaspard Coriolis 42, 31057 Toulouse, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€109 500
Organisation
Acq Inducom
Address
Rijnstraat 20, 5347 KN Oss, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€470 400
Organisation
Airbus Espana, S.l. Sociedad Unipersonal
Address
P John Lenon, s/n, 28906 GETAFE, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€621 895
Organisation
Invent Innovative Verbundwerkstofferealisation Und Vermarktung Neuertechnologien Gmbh
Address
CHRISTIAN POMMER STRASSE 47, 38112 BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€219 570
Organisation
Politechnika Warszawska
Address
Plac Politechniki 1, 00 661 Warszawa, Poland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€68 264
Organisation
Dassault Aviation
Address
9, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées - Marcel Dassault, 75008 PARIS, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€324 180
Organisation
Tel Aviv University
Address
Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
EU Contribution
€248 838
Organisation
Federal State Unitary Enterprise Aerohydrodynamic Institute
Address
1, Zhykovsky str., ZHUKOVSKY, MOSCOW REG, 140180, Russia
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€889 000
Organisation
Cfs Engineering Sa
Address
Epfl Innovation Park Batiment A, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€99 700
Organisation
Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali Scpa
Address
Via Maiorise s/n, 81043 CAPUA (CE), Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€912 555
Organisation
"institutul National De Cercetare-Dezvoltare Aerospatiala ""elie Carafoli""- Incas Bucuresti"
Address
SECTOR 6, B-DUL IULIU MANIU NR. 220, 061126 BUCURESTI, Romania
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€726 000
Organisation
Airbus Defence And Space Ltd
Address
Gunnels Wood Road, STEVENAGE, SG1 2AS, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€326 350
Organisation
Vyzkumny A Zkuebni Letecky Ustav, A.s.
Address
Beranovych 130, 19905 PRAHA - LETNANY, Czechia
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€639 100
Organisation
Aernnova Aerospace S.a.u.
Address
LEONARDO DA VINCI Parque Tecnologico de ALAVA 13, 01510 MIÑANO (ALAVA), Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
Fokker Aerostructures Bv
Address
Industrieweg 4, 3351 LB Papendrecht, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€131 947

Technologies

Technology Theme
Aircraft design and manufacturing
Technology
Active flow control and interrelations with Reynolds stress
Development phase
Research/Invention

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