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Hybrid electric regional wing integration novel green technologies

  • Start: 01/01/2023
  • End: 31/12/2025

The main aim for HERWINGT is to design an innovative wing suitable for the future hybrid-electric regional aircraft (HER) that will contribute to the overall target to reduce fuel burn, CO2 and other GHG emissions by improving aerodynamic efficiency and reducing weight and will integrate hybrid-electric propulsion systems and other typical wing mounted systems.

AIMEN will be responsible for the manufacturing the inner tank by Additive Manufacturing and welding methods. Additionally, AIMEN will develop a laser-assisted heating system for the AM process. Moreover, IR heating systems will be used within the AM cell to reduce the temperature gradients along the built-up part, reducing thermal stresses and, thus, avoiding distortion to ensure the required mechanical performance of the inner tank

The main innovation result of AIMEN in HERWINGT project will be a laser-assisted AFP (automated fiber placement) for insitu consolidation with closed-loop control that will offer a high quality AFP processes, continuous and automated process for large area welding for aero manufacturers (TIER1-2, OEMs). Also, AIMEN will benefit from including the knowledge generated to provide R&D-based services to industry. In addition, knowledge gained will be used in R&I activities and training.

  • Sectors: Aeronautical
  • Financing programme: HORIZONT EUROPE - CLEAN AVIATION
  • R&D&i: Additive manufacturing, Coating technology, Laser assisted processing, Materials under extreme conditions, Multimaterial systems
  • Leader: Airbus Defence & Space
  • Partners: AIMEN Centro Tecnológico, ACITURRI ENGINEERING SL, CEA - Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, PANEPISTIMO PATRON, POLITECNICO DI MILANO, SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE SAS, FOKKER, TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT, EASN Technology Innovation Services BVBA, LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI, Israel Aerospace Industries, IKERLAN S. COOP, Alestis Aerospace SL, Aciturri Aeronautica SL, Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali C.I.R.A., AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH (AD_G), ELLINIKI AEROPORIKI VIOMICHANIA ANONYMI ETAIREIA, FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG (FHG), Fundación para la Investigación, Desarrollo y Aplicación de Materiales Compuestos - FIDAMC, AIN - Asociación de la Industria de Navarra, LGAI TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER, S.A., SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE SRL, SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV, SIEMENS ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION GMBH, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial «Esteban Terradas» (INTA), Goodrich Aerospace Europe SAS, Avions de Transport Régional (ATR), Goodrich Actuation Systems SAS, Goodrich Actuation Systems Limited, M.Torres Diseños Industriales S.A.U, Rail Tec Arsenal Fahrzeugversuchsanlage, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
  • Acronym: HERWINGT
  • Ambit: International