Environmentally Friendly Aero-Engine

As the Kyoto Protocol comes into force in 2005, requiring developed countries to reduce their carbon dioxied (CO2) emissions and prioritize the environment, VITAL is looking into significantly reducing noise, fuel use and polluting emissions from aircraft. This aim falls within the ambitions of the ACARE, which has set two goals addressed by VITAL for 2020: cutting in half both perceived aircraft noise and CO2 emissions. VITAL works along the same lines and complements two EU projects funded under the 5th Framework Programme, EEFAE and SILENCE(R). VITAL will provide a major advance in developing the next generation commercial aircraft engine technologies, enabling the European aero-engine industry to produce high-performance, low-noise and low-emission engines at an affordable cost for the benefit of their customers, air passengers and society at large. The main objective of VITAL is to develop and validate engine technologies that will provide: 6 dB noise reduction per aircraft operation and equivalent to a cumulative margin of 15-18 EPNdB on the three certification measurement points; 7% reduction in CO2 emissions. This is with regard to engines in service prior to 2000.

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    • Research institutions undertaking the sub-projects: Fischer Advanced Composite Components AG; Technische Universität Graz, Centre de Recherche en Aéronautique A.S.B.L. (CENAERO), FORCE Technology, SNECMA, Airbus France S.A.S., Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique (CERFACS), Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), EAST-4D GmbH Lightweight Structures, AVIO S.p.A., National Research & Development Institute for Turboengines Comoti R.A., Central Institute of Aviation Motors (CIAM), Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Técnicas de Gipuzkoa (CEIT), Fundación Centro de Tecnologías Aeronáuticas, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB; Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Volvo Aero Norge A.S., Wytwornia Sprzetu Komunikacyjnego "PZL-Rzeszow" S.A., Stichting Nationaal Lucht- en Ruimtevaart Laboratorium (NLR), Cranfield University, and GKN Aerospace Services Ltd.


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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:

    Korsia, Jean-Jacques

  • Start Date: 20050101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090131
  • Source Data: RiP Project 25421

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  • Accession Number: 01461636
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Knowledge Centre
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:49PM