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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Friday, February 10, 2017
Fixed-wing Aircraft
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Aeronautics - Technology Integration and Flight Demostrators, Fluid Mechanics, Structures and Materials, Adptive Structures

Aeronautical transport is in constant evolution and the various segments continue to evolve with the ambitious aim of reducing environmental impact or improving economic sustainability. For fixed-wing aircraft, there are new technological challenges that require the development of innovative propulsion systems and reconsideration of many other aspects starting from configuration.

Regarding this line of research, CIRA is committed on the one hand to monitoring and developing a series of technological lines that involve, in a multidisciplinary way, various areas like aerodynamics, propulsion, advanced materials, structures, avionics, and digitalisation of the production processes; and, on the other hand, to integrating these technologies in demonstrators and airborne platforms. These lines are for applications for small aircraft (4-19 seats), and also aircraft for regional transport (up to 100 seats). Some of these technologies are intended to improve aircraft with conventional propulsion of the type with drop-in fuels, while others lay the foundations for the development of aircraft of significantly lower emissions.

In the context of fixed-wing aircraft, CIRA has taken on the new challenges of innovative propulsion systems, lower environmental impact and financial sustainability that require a rethinking of many approaches to design, starting with the configuration of the aircraft.
Fixed-wing Aircraft

 

 

Fixed-wing Aircraft<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/Ala-fissa%20aeap9_b.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/fixed-wing-air-vehicle/Fixed-wing AircraftFixed-wing Aircraft<p style="text-align:justify;">Aeronautical transport is in constant evolution and the various segments continue to evolve with the ambitious aim of reducing environmental impact or improving economic sustainability. For fixed-wing aircraft, there are new technological challenges that require the development of innovative propulsion systems and reconsideration of many other aspects starting from configuration.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Regarding this line of research, CIRA is committed on the one hand to monitoring and developing a series of technological lines that involve, in a multidisciplinary way, various areas like aerodynamics, propulsion, advanced materials, structures, avionics, and digitalisation of the production processes; and, on the other hand, to integrating these technologies in demonstrators and airborne platforms. These lines are for applications for small aircraft (4-19 seats), and also aircraft for regional transport (up to 100 seats). Some of these technologies are intended to improve aircraft with conventional propulsion of the type with drop-in fuels, while others lay the foundations for the development of aircraft of significantly lower emissions.</p>

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SAT-AM More Affordable Manufacturing Small Aircraft<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/Dimostratore%20B.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/aeronautics/fixed-wing-air-vehicle/sat-am/articolo-sat-am/SAT-AM More Affordable Manufacturing Small AircraftSAT-AM More Affordable Manufacturing Small AircraftSAT-AM aims to investigate low cost and low environmental impact manufacturing technologies for general aviation aircraft (FAR/CS 23).