Within CS2, the Technology Evaluator (TE) is positioned as a dedicated evaluation platform, with a critical role of assessing the environmental impact of the technologies developed. Apart from assessing the level of success achieved by the novel technologies and their contribution to well-defined environmental goals, the TE is also tasked with establishing any societal benefits that may be accrued.
The aim of project FASTRIP2050 (FAST Rotorcraft societal Integration and Performance assessments 2050) is to undertake techno-economic and environmental risk assessments of future advanced tilt-rotor and compound rotorcraft configurations. The focus of the work is to undertake, at the airport and Air Traffic System (ATS) levels, assessments of potential environmental (emissions and noise) and mobility (connectivity and productivity) improvements that may be accrued through replacement of reference technology over the designated time scales. Additionally, the scope of the work includes the investigation of fast rotorcraft concepts utilising hybrid-electric propulsion and for larger passenger capacities.
The consortium proposes to continue their collaborative activity from DEPART2050, TE’s ongoing project on Fast Rotorcraft assessments. Led by Cranfield University, the consortium includes NLR, ANOTEC, and the University of Padua and has been specially chosen based on their individual strengths in the field of rotorcraft research and their past collaborative experience in EU projects.