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Future propulsion and integration: towards a hybrid-electric 50-seat regional aircraft

FUTPRINT50

Future propulsion and integration: towards a hybrid-electric 50-seat regional aircraft

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Objectives: 

FUTPRINT50 addresses the need to accelerate disruptive technologies in aviation to ensure Carbon Neutral growth commitment from FlightPath2050. It will develop tools, technologies and aircraft level analysis for key hybrid-electric technologies supporting the entry into service of a 50 seat class aircraft by 2035/2040. This type is at the locus of convergence of timeframe and technology, promising to open with improved costs new routes for point 2 point connection of smaller, interior cities and villages at lower infrastructure costs than rail or road transportation, fulfilling aviation’s higher goal of connecting people for the creation of wealth and societal good.

FUTPRINT50 will focus on energy storage, energy harvesting and thermal management. Besides advancing the state of the art of these technologies, it will research and develop MDO design methodologies whilst considering uncertainty, models and tools to evaluate new configurations and integration at system and aircraft level. To attain the ambitious vision of an entry into service aircraft by 2035/2040, FUTPRINT50 will develop roadmaps to align future research on technology development but also the regulatory side, striving for market, technology and legal readiness for entry into service. For this FUTPRINT50 will use research developed within the project but also extend itself to other complementary projects and initiatives, besides engaging the main stakeholders in comprehensive workshops.

Furthermore, open-source aircraft design tools, hybrid-electric aircraft designs, and reference data sets will be generated and shared openly with the community to accelerate the development of future hybrid-electric aircraft.

Finally, FUTPRINT50 will be developed by an international consortium of diverse and highly competent partners, abridging the EU with USA, Russia and Brazil and supported by an Advisory Board including EASA and ensuring connection with Canada.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Universität Stuttgart

Address: 
Keplerstraße 7
106037 STUTTGART
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€1,270,990
Partner Organisations: 

Embraer Sa

Address: 
Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima 2170
Sao Jose Dos Campos -
12227 901
Brazil
EU Contribution: 
€0

Aircraft Development And Systems Engineering (Adse) Bv

Address: 
SCORPIUS 90
2132 LR HOOFDDORP
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€231,200

Commissariat A L Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

Address: 
RUE LEBLANC 25
75015 PARIS 15
France
EU Contribution: 
€613,269

State Educational Institution Of Higher Professional Education Moscow Aviation Institute State Technical University

Address: 
Volokolamskoe Shosse 4
MOSKVA
125993
Russia
EU Contribution: 
€0

Universita Degli Studi Niccolo Cusano Telematica Roma

Address: 
VIA DON CARLO GNOCCHI 3
00166 ROMA
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€178,609

Federalnoe Gosudarstvennoe Unitarnoe Predpriyatie Centralnii Institutaviacionogo Motorostroeniya Imeni Pi Baranova

Address: 
AVIAMOTORNAYA ST 2
MOSKVA
111116
Russia
EU Contribution: 
€0

Easn Technology Innovation Services Bvba

Address: 
Terweidenstraat 28
3440 Budingen
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€165,000

Federal State Unitary Enterprise The Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute Named After Prof. N.e. Zhukovsky

Address: 
Zhukovsky str 1
ZHUKOVSKY
140180
Russia
EU Contribution: 
€0

National Research Center Institute

Address: 
1 ZHUKOVSKY STR
ZHUKOVSKY
140180
Russia
EU Contribution: 
€0

Airholding S.a.

Address: 
PARQUE AERONAUTICO DE ALVERCA
2615315 ALVERCA DO RIBATEJO
Portugal
EU Contribution: 
€441,563

Cranfield University

Address: 
College Road
CRANFIELD - BEDFORDSHIRE
MK43 0AL
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€1,042,843

Technische Universiteit Delft

Address: 
STEVINWEG 1
2628 CN DELFT
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€784,325

State Research Institute Of Aviation Systems

Address: 
Victorenko
Moscow
125319
Russia
EU Contribution: 
€0
Technologies: 
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