Dutch dreams: University to open advanced technologies centre to produce 'ultra-green' airliner

DELcraFTworks, an advanced aerospace technology research centre at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, is to undertake a research project known as CleanEra (Cost-effective Low Emissions And Noise Efficient Regional Aircraft) to develop an ultragreen 125-seat regional airliner. The goals of the project were formulated by the EU's Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (Acare) and included a 50% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, a 50% reduction of perceived noise, and an 80% reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions. Environmental impact during aircraft manufacture, maintenance, overhaul, repair and disposal is to be minimised. DELcraFTworks staff will coordinate input from a range of disciplines at Delft including aerodynamics, control and simulation, design, integration and operations for aircraft and rotorcraft, aerostructures, composite and advanced materials and aerospace management and operations. There will be links with other leading aerospace engineering universities in Europe and the USA. Aerodynamics, flight control and advanced materials have been identified as key areas.


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  • Accession Number: 01050778
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 5 2007 12:10AM