Month: December 2015

Horizon 2020: Reducing energy consumption and environmental impact of aviation

This call aims to address aircraft technologies that have high potential towards improving resource efficiency, including those related to small aircraft. Proposals should focus on one or more of the following areas:

  • Development of novel technologies contributing to more electric aircraft, including new power electronic devices, low energy systems, advanced power generators and actuation systems as well as innovative power and power management concepts.
  • Advancements in core engine technologies to develop new innovative concepts towards improving thermal efficiency by increasing the Operational Pressure Ratio.
  • Development and demonstration of integrated aero-structures with self-sensing, morphing or multi-functional capabilities towards reduced weight and better aerodynamic performance as well as decreased manufacturing and operational cost.
  • Development of screening and optimisation tools aiming at quantifying the added value of alternative fuels from the jet fuel as well as development of design tools aiming at assessing the impact of different fuel compositions on engine components and fuel systems.

Eligibility criteria

The partnership must be made up of at least three legal entities. Each of the three shall be established in a different Member State, associated country or China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan. All three legal entities shall be independent of each other.

Funding rate: 100%. The Commission are encouraging applicants to request a contribution from the EU of between EUR 5 and 9 million.

Deadline: 20 January 2016, 29 September 2016.