CIRA - as T-WING Coordinator Entity - was invited as a speaker Clean Aviation Forum 2023, a very prestigious event where senior political figures and public officials from across the EU, and Industry leaders of the aviation ecosystem put the spotlight on disruptive technologies for sustainable aviation.
T-WING project was chosen as speech in Day 2, in which, among the Clean Aviation ambitions, Clean Sky 2 progress and results were shown.
T-WING is a European partnership of CIRA, MAGROUP, OMI, MAREGROUP, IBK-INNOVATION, UNINA and it has as its objective the development - up to TRL 6 - of the wing of the Next Generation Civil Tilt Rotor Technology Demonstrator, developed by the Leader Leonardo, Helicopter Division.
T-WING Consortium is one step away from the delivery of the wing for the Next Generation Civil Tilt Rotor, one of the two Integrated Aircraft Demonstrator Platforms of Clean Sky 2 FRC.
The presentation, entitled "Innovations and Challenges of the NGCTR-TD wing", covered 5 years of hard work conducted by T-WING Consortium: the wing design evolution, the consortium heritage, the innovations developed from numerical, manufacturing and experimental points of view, and above all, the upcoming delivery of the wing that is at the final stages of assembly. The challenges of such a project were discussed, such as the systems integration, which required a huge inter-consortia coordination work, as well as the expected impacts in terms of Europe knowledge increase, competitiveness, mobility options.