At the Farnborough Airshow this week, the European research programme, Clean Sky, presented the status of several of its key projects. Amongst them are the Open Rotor, the laminar wings and the hybrid propulsion engine.
On the occasion of the ILA Berlin Air Show, the European research programme Clean Sky 2 presented its academy. An initiative to building stronger ties with young scientists and invent the future of aviation.
The annual conference of Clean Sky, the European research programme that aims to reduce the environmental impact of aircraft by 2020, was recently held in Brussels. The priority is synergy between industry and research.
Actuators are mechanisms that connect the cockpit controls to various moving parts of the aircraft, thus controlling its movements. Today they are hydraulic, but Liebherr-Aerospace is working on a mini-revolution : electro-mechanical actuators.
On the occasion of the 3rd European Conference on More Electric Aircraft being held in Toulouse (south west France), representatives of the sector presented their latest advances and challenges in the field.
Aiming at a reduction of 30% in fuel consumption of aircraft, Snecma (Safran Group) is developing a revolutionary concept : Open Rotor. An engine that will mark a technological breakthrough around 2030.