Environmentally Friendly High Speed Aircraft

Many projects have been carried out in Europe and in other countries addressing the large supersonic transport aircraft market. None have yet emerged due to the difficulty to overcome economic and environmental issues. However, beyond the current market for small subsonic aircraft, there is a substantial segment of customers interested in flight time being reduced by 20 to 50% as compared with current subsonic business aircraft on distances over 6500km (which is the minimum required for transatlantic flights). Because the stopping issues are strongly alleviated by reducing the size of the aircraft, the HISAC project aims at establishing the technical feasibility of an environmentally compliant small size supersonic transport aircraft (S4TA) through a MultiDisciplinary Optimization (MDO) approach and focused technological improvements.

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    • Research institutions undertaking the sub-projects: Dassault Aviation, France Alenia Aeronautica S.p.A, Italy; CFS Engineering SA, Switzerland; EADS Deutschland GmbH - Military Aircraft, Germany; Rolls-Royce plc, United Kingdom RUAG Aerospace, Switzerland; SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A, Spain; SAFRAN S.A, France; SONACA S.A, Belgium; Volvo Aero Corporation AB, Sweden; Aircraft Development and Systems Engineering B.V. (ADSE), The Netherlands; Engin Soft Tecnologie per l'Ottimizzazione s.r.l. (ESTECO), Italy; IBK Ingenieurbüro Dr. Kretschmar, Germany; Integrated Aerospace Sciences Corporation O.E. (INASCO), Greece; Numerical Mechanics Applications International S.A. (NUMECA), Belgium; Aircraft Research Association Ltd, United Kingdom; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France; Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Germany; Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Sweden; and Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), France.


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Improving Environmental Impacts with Regard to Emissions and Noise

    6th RTD Framework Programme
    European Union
    Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Project Managers:

    Parnis, Patrick

  • Start Date: 20050500
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090400
  • Source Data: RiP Project 25669

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  • Accession Number: 01461586
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Knowledge Centre
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:48PM